A native Angeleno, Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul is a director with an 18 year career in TV post production. Working alongside powerhouse Showrunners such as Greg Berlanti, Kevin Williamson, Shonda Rhimes and Aaron Sorkin, Charissa’s editing credits include The Following, The Newsroom and Doom Patrol.
In 2016, Charissa took a break from editing to enrich her craft by shadowing working television directors. Her debut short film, Playing It Straight was followed by LA Hustle and Post Sentence, which won the Best Women’s Short Award at the 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival. Her short films rendered her a finalist in the 2018-2020 Disney ABC Directing Program, a participant in the 2018 Sony Diverse Directors Program & 2019 Warner Bros Television Directors’ Workshop. Charissa’s episodic television directorial debut was the Season 2 Midseason Finale of God Friended Me and she recently directed an episode of Good Trouble, All American and The Rookie.