Susanna Styron

Writer / Director / Producer



Out Of My Head, Director/Writer, feature documentary (Best International Documentary, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival), 2018

House of Teeth, Writer/Director, dramatic short (numerous awards), 2017

All Downhill From Here, Director, web series, 2014

Borgia, Writer, Canal Plus, 2012-2013

Many Hands: Haiti After the Earthquake, Director/Producer, documentary short, 2010

9/12: From Chaos to Community, Director/Producer, feature documentary, 2007

In From the Night, Writer, Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS-TV, 2005

Back When We Were Grownups, Writer, Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS-TV, 2004

Crossing the Line, Writer, Lifetime Television, 2003

100 Centre Street, Director/Writer, A&E TV, 2002

Taking Back Our Town, Writer, Lifetime Television (Christopher Award; Environmental Media Award), 2001

Shadrach, Director/Writer, feature film, Columbia Pictures, 1998

Lonesome Dove, Writer, CTV, 1994

A Day Like Any Other, Director/Producer, narrative short (Special Jury Award, San Francisco Film Festival; Gold Award, Houston Int’l Film Festival), 1987

Calling Home, Director, narrative short, 1984

Wanda's, Director/Writer, narrative short, 1984

Why I Live at the P.O., Director/Writer, narrative short, 1983

Stelle Sulla Citta, Associate Producer/Script Supervisor, Italian feature film, 1983

In Our Own Backyards, Producer/Director/Editor, documentary short (numerous awards), 1982

FDR, Associate Producer, ABC-TV documentary special, 1982

Altered States, Assistant to the Director, directed by Ken Russell, 1979

That Obscure Object of Desire, Production Assistant, directed by Luis Bunuel, 1977

Suspended Sentence, Producer/Director/Editor, documentary short, 1976

Avenue of the Americas, Assistant Editor, feature documentary, 1975

Styron directing Out of My Head
Out of My Head Production Still
House of Teeth Crew
House of Teeth Production Still
Styron directing Keitel in Shadrach
Shadrach Production Still
Shadrach camera crew
Shadrach Production Still

In The Press

Praise for OUT OF MY HEAD

A powerful, provocative cinematic essay

Don Schartz, cineSOURCE magazine

Superb, multilayered… a must-see

Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

… heartfelt documentary shedding much-needed light on a too often misunderstood condition… informative and engrossing.

Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Praise for SHADRACH

The year's best first film by a director …

Armond White, New York Press

This flawless, deeply felt yet buoyant and graceful film marks Styron's feature directorial debut … Harvey Keitel gives one of the finest, most distinctive performances of his career.

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Shadrach is a quiet gem of a film, co-written and directed in a masterful debut by Susanna Styron … There's not a false note or a wrong move in this poignant period piece.

Leonard Maltin, Playboy

A luminous screen version of the short story … A labor of love, and the love keeps shining through …

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

The stirring opening night offering of the Los Angeles Independent Film festival… Shadrach can win the hearts and minds of a wide range of viewers.

The Hollywood Reporter