Suzanne Bauman is a producer, director, and writer of more than eighty films, both documentary and drama.
She has taken crews all over the world – Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Turkey, the United States – and worked with scores of scholars and celebrities, including John Kenneth Galbraith, Norman Mailer, the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon, Diana Vreeland, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Anna Wintour, Gianni Versace, Tina Brown, Jane Alexander, David Rockefeller, Fidel Castro, Ted Kennedy, Annie Liebowitz, Gloria Steinem, Cybill Shepherd, Raul Julia, Stacy Keach, Martin Sheen, Sir Ian McKellen.
She is Supervising Producer/Director of “The Writing Code,” a landmark series for PBS on the invention, history, art and craft of writing from ancient times to the internet. The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.
“Water Wars” won the award for best documentary feature at the 2014 Universe Multicultural Film Festival. Her feature documentary “Shadow of Afghanistan” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam. “Jackie Behind the Myth,” a two-hour documentary special on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was People Magazine’s Pick of the Week, premiered on PBS nationwide and aired in more than 30 countries.
An Academy Award Nominee for “Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey,” her documentary films have been distributed worldwide, including “La Belle Epoque,” “Suleyman the Magnificent,” “Cuba in the Shadow of Doubt,” “The Artist Was a Woman,” “Light of the Gods,” “Merchants and Masterpieces,” “Spirit Catcher The Art of Betye Saar, “The Vever Affair,” “Way of the Warrior,” “The Women of Summer.”
For 3 years she was Creator and Show Runner for 65 episodes of “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” as well as Producer and Director for the internationally produced “Art of the Western World: In Our Own Time” hosted by Michael Wood.
Her fashion film specials – “In Vogue,” “The Vision of Vanity Fair,” “Glamour for the Real World,” “One Hundred Years of Vogue,” won Addy awards for the magazines.
Early independent films include festival winners “Button Button,” “The Cabinet,” “The Father,” and short film series for children: “The Serendipity Series.” “All About Animals,” “Sesame Street,” “Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky.”
BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude Vassar College
MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. AFI Directing Workshop for Women Member Directors Guild of America, Women’s Steering Committee, Women In Film
Digital Producer: Ryan Burroughs, Media Matrix Resolutions