Our Team February 2nd, 2017susiefilms
Scott and his kid sister inspired Norman Lear to create Archie and Edith Bunker.
Scott has produced hundreds of award-winning television shows and theatrically released documentary films. His career began as a writer and it is the crafting of story and putting just the right picture to word that he most enjoys. He’s also fond of red wine, Indian food, the Tennessee Volunteers, direct flights, the Pittsburgh Steelers and a job that allows him to tell stories about people who are much more fascinating than he is.
Eric DavisExecutive Producer
Eric’s first job was Fire Chief of Hancock Street.
That experience prepared him to fight production fires as a photographer, sportscaster, sales manager, writer producer and eventually VP of Broadcasting & Content for a PBS station. Eric is a proud Florida Gator grad and also holds an MBA from UNC Charlotte. He lives by the creed, “If you can’t fix it, feature it!” and has strong opinions about the band Rush, Dan Marino and pickle spears.
G. G. (Greg Grzeszczak)Editor
GG experienced life differently growing up in communist Poland, but with dogged resolve, he eventually found his way home to Susie Films.
He really is from a small town in Poland where he was an excellent skier. GG learned to edit working on projects for Oprah! Since then he’s edited hundreds of award-winning documentary films and television shows. He is especially proud of his work on the Emmy nominated Our Vanishing Americana and 5 seasons of ABC’s CMA Music Festival. GG ends every text message with “HAHA, LOL”, which is one reason everyone enjoys GG!
Sheri HirshmanSupervising Producer
After her last failed toe touch, Sheri Hirshman ran as fast as her red saddle shoes would carry her from her Americana surroundings. She stopped long enough to get a TV degree from Ithaca College before disappointing her parents by heading to Los Angeles. There, she served 20 years as a human pencil for award shows and political events. She brought her love of story-telling, scheduling and bossing people around to Susie Films, where she is organizing everything that isn’t nailed down.
John WoodallExecutive in Charge of Production
John always knew that he and his perfect-hair-helmet were destined for the glamorous world of corporate finance. Then he traded ties for tattoos, brought a Harley and discovered Susie Films.
A graduate of Davidson College with a master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill’s Keenan-Flagler Business School, John has spent his career partnering with entrepreneurial individuals to manage and grow their companies. Being surrounded by creative and talented professionals inspires John to produce award-winning spreadsheets.
Lisa CorumLine Producer
Lisa was neither a leader nor a particularly good follower as a child. That all changed when Susie Films came into her life.
Lisa has managed the production of hundreds of television shows, documentary films, commercials and infomercials. She is a behind-the-scenes master at organizing countless details of multiple projects, ensuring seamless hand offs to post-production. Day in and day out, Lisa brings hard work and leftover craft services to Susie Films.
Pureum LeeGraphic Designer
Pureum was K-pop when K-pop wasn’t cool.
It’s not true that Pureum joined Susie Films right out of Queens University because of his artistic skill, which is considerable. No, they actually needed a scratch golfer from Korea by way of Vancouver and he was the only one they could find. Pureum’s design influences include an old guard, Monet, Matisse, Warhol, and a new guard, Android Jones, Emek and Alex Grey. He has a live-in vegan chef.
Taylor DorcasPost-production Assistant
After co-starring in the Princess Bride as “The Princess Photographer from Pocatello”, Taylor entered the actual Forest of No Return by joining Susie Films.
Taylor is the all-around production assistant working in the field, in post and on live events. She can light a stage, or stage the whole festival. She’s Susie Films detail and obstacle ninja, even though she still believes pickles belong on grilled cheese.
Born in the Kansas Territories circa 1840, Cinematographer Bill galloped west before turning around and riding all the way to Charlotte. His extensive career includes camera work with virtually every network you could ever imagine. Bill captures incredible images and periodically boasts about his focal length.
Christiana TyeField Producer
Christiana is a stylish lady with excellent table manners… even sitting at the kids’ table.
After growing up in a town with more horses than people, she began a quest to meet every living being, human or otherwise, in the world. She has followed sharks and whales in California and Alaska, been nearly eaten by a polar bear in Antarctica, was on the receiving end of Michael Jordan passes before Bulls games, covered presidents, World Series, Super Bowls, chefs and artists. She came to Susie Films to tell interesting stories about intriguing people…mostly.
Jordan SnyderProduction Assistant
Growing up in Efland, NC Jordan was ranked in under-18 amateur billiards circuits. A prodigy with the cue, he wrote the book on two-handed pocket pool. Jordan thankfully got his priorities straight and swapped shooting pool for shooting short films.
A graduate from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Communication Studies, Jordan brings his creative edge and razor-sharp wit to both the production office and the film set. From research to wrap, he is instrumental in managing countless moving parts, all while totally rocking it in a cardigan sweater.