Watch and Learn

Susan’s films have explored a range of contemporary issues such as ocean acidification and the future of ocean health, PTSD and the use of music to heal, the confluence of race, poverty and illness; and global food sustainability. Her films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation, and is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council.

Food for Thought, Food for Life

We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost?
Food for Thought, Food for Life explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. The film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our planet and our well-being is accompanied by specific strategies that protect both. With an eye towards a sustainable and abundant future, it offers inspiration for communities that are ready to make a difference. Visit for more info.

Bach Star Cafe

Bach Star Café follows a dedicated ensemble of Longy School of Music graduate students as they master Bach’s irreverent Coffee Cantata. They surprise listeners – and sometimes themselves – when they take their modern interpretation of the oft-neglected piece out of the concert hall and into Boston area coffee shops, nursing homes, and schools, delighting audiences and challenging stereotypes about classical music being boring or old-fashioned.

Mission of Mermaids, 2012

Mission of Mermaids is a love letter to the oceans and a plea for their protection. Using the archetype of the mermaid, the film is a poetic ode that enchants and educates, activating viewers with its message.

Striking a Chord, 2012

Music can heal invisible wounds. As singer-songwriter Nell Bryden tours Iraq, we see the joy and relief her music provides the troops serving there. Striking a Chord brings home the power of music to help soldiers combat the scourge of Post-Traumatic Stress.

Making the Crooked Straight, 2008

Making the Crooked Straight documents one doctor’s journey to Ethiopia where he saves the world, one child at a time.

Running Madness, 2008

Running Madness grants you access into a place that inspires both the inner hero and the inner cynic: the world of ultramarathons.