Suzanne Jurva

Suzanne Jurva


Suzanne Jurva is an award-winning filmmaker, film studio executive, and believer in the power of storytelling to bring change to the world. She created the feature film research department at DreamWorks SKG and was a development executive supervising many Academy Award-nominated and winning films, including Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, Minority Report, Gladiator, and The Prince of Egypt. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and narrative feature producer. Her credits include head of research on Tom Hanks’ Imax film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, Visibility for Existence (Milwaukee Film Festival 2022 award winner), Messwood (DocNYC 2021), Pet Names (SxSW premiere, Prime). Suzanne is in production on the documentary film My Teacher in Space, following a Wisconsin Title 1 school known for its diversity and teacher Lalitha Murali as she guides her middle school students in designing, building, and flying microgravity experiments aboard the ZERO-G parabolic aircraft. Suzanne was a Joint Civilian Orientation Conference member and a Civilian Representative to the United States Air Force National Security Council Air War College and a graduate of Michigan Technological University where she received the Distinguished Young Alumna award and was inducted into the College of Arts and Sciences Academy.

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My Teacher in Space: Film Highlights

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm