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Susan Rynard


Su Rynard is an award-winning Director/writer for dramatic feature and documentary films, as well as factual and lifestyle television. With more than twenty years of international experience, she is known for her cinematic works that draw from her background in the arts. She has garnered multiple awards and nominations including: Top Ten Audience Award Hot Docs Film Festival, Rockie Award Banff World Media Festival, the Pariscience Prix Buffon, Best Conservation Film Jackson Hole Film Festival, and more. Su Rynard recently directed the award-winning one-hour science/environment television special REEF RESCUE (2021) produced by Winnipeg's MMP for CBC / ARTE  / Vulcan / PBS Nova, and has just completed an art-house feature documentary DUET FOR SOLO PIANO on Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan. Rynard directed MOSQUITO (2017), produced for Discovery US by YAP Films Toronto, narrated by Jeremy Renner.  MOSQUITO’s single day global broadcast premiere was viewed by over twenty million people. Rynard’s documentary THE MESSENGER (2015) received multiple awards and had a long theatrical run in the USA with distributor Kino Lorber and US Netflix. Her dramatic feature KARDIA (2006) was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival.  Her films have screened in festivals around the world including the Toronto Intl Film Festival, AFI Docs, and the Rotterdam Intl Film Festival. Su Rynard has directed drama and documentary on a number of series television projects including seven seasons on MAYDAY/AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION (2008-2014) for US National Geographic & Discovery CA and episodes for CBC’s THE NATURE OF THINGS. She has also served as a story editor/consultant for MAYDAY and, more recently, DISASTERS AT SEA. From 2000 to 2007, she directed numerous half-hour television series for Breakthrough Films, Primitive Entertainment, Red Apple Entertainment, Aphrodite Films, Triptych Media, Chocolate Box, and Westwind Films. Su Rynard is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, and was a Director Resident at the Canadian Film Centre. She is inspired by life, art, science, people, and ecology.

Susan Rynard
  • Duet for Solo Piano

    Duet for Solo Piano

    Link: IMDB

  • The Messenger

    The Messenger

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Writer

    Genre: Family

  • Kardia


    Link: IMDB

    Type: Indie Feature

    Genre: Drama

  • Mosquito


    Link: IMDB

  • Air Emergency

    Air Emergency

    Episodes: 12 Episodes

    Link: IMDB

    Type: One-hour episodic (TV/SVOD)

    Genre: Drama, Crime