Female Filmmaker Friday: Susanna Fogel, Writer and Director of Upcoming Film "The Spy Who Dumped Me"

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"I hadn't done the early 20s, backpacking through Europe thing, so this was kind of my chance to get that out of my system."

Susanna Fogel is an American writer and director. Fogel became interested in film from an early age. She began writing and directing her own short films as a teenager.

Her first feature directorial debut came in 2014 with Life Partners, a film about female friendships—their complexities, feelings, and realness. Life Partners was Fogel’s fellowship project during the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters and Producers Lab. 

From 2014 to 2015, Fogel was one of the creators of the ABC Family (now Freeform) family-drama, Chasing Life, about a girl recently diagnosed with leukemia. Fogel also directed one of the episodes.

In August of this year, Fogel’s feature comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me, hits cinemas. The film stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon playing best friends who find themselves caught up in an international scheme when one of their exes turns out to be a spy.

Hear more about filming The Spy Who Dumped Me from Susanna Fogel, and be sure to check it out August 3rd.