It’s exciting to chat with talented filmmakers who work hard to get their projects made and Jenna Suru is just that kind of filmmaker. While in Los Angeles for her film’s premiere at the DTLA film festival in October 2019 our host Francky Perez sat down with Jenna to find out about her passion for making “L’ Age D’or (The Golden Age).
Written by Jenna Suru the film storyline is set in May 1967, a penniless Franco-American producer met an ambitious theater actress in Paris. Obsessed with their mad hope of changing the world, they decide to set up an artistic project together and find themselves in a small village in the South of France: Saint-Tropez.
About Jenna Suru-
Jenna Suru established Belle Époque Films in January 2015. Her experience in film production started in Los Angeles, where she was Production Assistant on Dahn and Alimi Ballard’s (Numb3rs, CSI, Castle) TV show “The Experiment with Dahn and Ali”.
With her company Belle Époque Films, she produced the highly-praised, sold-out LA Premiere of “Happy”, published by Samuel French and written by Robert Caisley. She Executive Produced two UK shorts. The first, “Spitball”, was funded by the Northern Ireland Screen, and the second, “Bigger Picture”, starred Rosie Day (Outlander) and BAFTA-nominated Robert Sheehan (Misfits).
She directed and produced her debut feature film “L’Âge d’Or” with an international cast, 35 exceptional locations, and an outstanding soundtrack, featuring songs from the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and Jimmy Reed. She’s a reputable Line Producer in France and her company Belle Époque Films has now become an official French feature film company, organizing shoots for multiple foreign productions shooting across Paris and the rest of France. Jenna has worked for Canneseries (Cannes Series Festival) since the very first edition in 2018 and her multiple talents enable her to give the best of herself on any project, from development to distribution stage.