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Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced documentary films, television series and cutting-edge content for the web and social media platforms. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Her 2013 film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde celebrated a successful festival run, winning numerous awards, including an Audience Favorite and Best Documentary, before its nationwide theatrical release. Running Wild was hailed by the New York Times as "a grand documentary" and by the Village Voice as "inspiring in the best possible way."

After a start in broadcast news, Mitchell fell in love with long-form storytelling. Collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple she produced a variety of films including: New Passages, based on the book by best-selling author Gail Sheehy; The Presidential Summit, two short films presented at a national conference chaired by President Clinton and General Colin Powell; The Hamptons, a four-hour mini-series; Woodstock: Now & Then, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock; Force of Nature, where Suzanne traveled to South Sudan to present the humanitarian work of philanthropist Ellen Ratner; Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which took Mitchell to the oil soaked Gulf Coast, the slums of Haiti, the drought ravaged West, and the highly contested political races of 2012.

Mitchell produced two comprehensive historical documentary programs -- ABC's The Century, with Peter Jennings, which included exclusive interviews with nuclear scientist Hans Bethe, Steve Jobs and others; and A&E's The Millennium Biography Special, which focused on 100 of the most influential people of the last 1000 years. Suzanne's passion for history solidified her role as the producer of mini documentaries on History's epic series America The Story of Us. Her work as an independent producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show includes Harpo Productions' 2008 Martin Luther King special and the 2011 Freedom Riders special. Recruited by AT&T to create cutting edge web programs, Mitchell developed, supervised, and produced hundreds of episodes of The Hugh Thompson Show, a variety-talk show that melded science, technology, art, history, and entertainment.

Recently, Mitchell Directed two short films. brickhead EARTH, filmed at Burning Man 2015 in the Black Rock desert, follows renowned sculpture James Tyler as he sets out to erect an 8,000-pound brick sculpture in one of the harshest environments on earth. ED, chronicles a 100-year-old symphony conductor who continues to lead an orchestra and teach violin students in a thoughtful representation of what it means to grow old. Working alongside Director Rebbie Ratner, Suzanne produced and supervised the distribution strategy of the feature doc Borderline, the first film to capture the lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder, a highly stigmatized mental health disorder.

Suzanne extracts the authenticity behind her subjects through the art of verité filmmaking. As the Supervising Producer for HBO's docu-drama G-String Divas, Suzanne oversaw the production and administration of a multimillion-dollar budget for this 13-part series. In 2005 Mitchell Executive Produced A&E's documentary Fatal Fathers and went on to create six PBS documentaries focused on women's issues, for which she won two Gracie awards and one Emmy.

Suzanne Mitchell has just completed several films that include a short exploring human-animal interactions; a feature that delves into the subject of Cohousing communities, innovative and sustainable answers to today's environmental and social problems; a hybrid documentary — mockumentary project including A-List Hollywood stars; a humanitarian film shot in Uganda with the S.O.U.L. Foundation.

Her career as a multi-faceted content creator continually takes her to interesting places, introducing her to fascinating people while tapping into Suzanne's own interests in science, wildlife, human nature, and travel with projects that have led her high above the earth and into the depths of the ocean. As long as there is a need for storytelling, Suzanne Mitchell will continue to shine a light on humanity.