Jenny Suen is a filmmaker, artist, and a writer. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, but it was not until her eight years abroad in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles that she began her odyssey to “home” and “self.”
Her first feature film, made in collaboration with legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle, is Hong Kong Trilogy, an experimental portrait of the city as told using the voices of three generations of real Hong Kong people. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and has screened at countless festivals around the world. She will next co-direct a film with Doyle called The White Girl which they wrote together.
In commercial work she has made short films for international brands and platforms such as Diesel, Vice Media, Lala Curio, featuring actors such as Chloe Sevigny, Buck Henry, and Zosia Mamet, and more.
She studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was named Dean's Scholar, a distinction reserved for the top ten students of each graduating class. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature, Political Science, and East Asian Languages and Civilisation, but not in Life.