Susan’s first foray in film was in 2003, as a producer on the American Film Institute (AFI) thesis film Fueling the Fire, which won more fifteen national and international awards and screened at forty festivals worldwide. Fueling the Fire aired on HBO and Cinemax. Susan also produced the award-winning Animated American, a live action with animation short film, directed by James Baker and Joe Haidar. In addition, she has produced commercials and the music video Sunset Blvd. for NBC’s ER star Scott Grimes. In 2007, Susan was selected from over two hundred applicants to be one of the eight women to participate in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Open Your Eyes was her writing and directing debut. Open Your Eyes screened at over 75 festivals worldwide and garnered 30 awards from the likes of the Palm Springs International Shortfest and 8 nominations, including Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival in Italy. The Mourning Hour is her second directorial effort. Susan and her writing partner, Sydnie Suskind, sold their first pilot script to a network and are currently developing a number of other TV and film projects.
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