If you asked five-year-old Susie what she wanted to be when she grew up, she’d have placed her hands defiantly on either side of her pink tutu and said, “Everything. Duh!”, which would accurately describe the trajectory of my Jack… person-of-all-trades life. Besides ballet, I spent my childhood as a gymnast, an entrepreneur (selling my toys door-to-door), debate champion, party planner, flag twirler, and cheerleader, while surviving my parents’ divorce and my father’s untimely death in a plane crash. While studying journalism at UCLA, I hosted a radio show, modeled, married, and sang in a pop-group produced by Chuck Lorre. (Yep. That Chuck Lorre.) After college, I had a baby, back surgery, opened a handmade jewelry store, acted in TV and film, worked in development, launched my production company, divorced, remarried, had another baby, wrote and produced two CBS tween shows. Following that chapter, I became my mother’s caregiver, a spokesperson for Alzheimer’s, wrote a screenplay for Lionsgate, and co-produced a feature for Sony. Divorced again. Took up hip-hop, signed a deal with Fox, wrote, produced and directed a pilot with Bryan Cranston, two documentaries for Women’s History Month and an award-winning film that took me around the world. And still, there’s so much more to do. I’m thankful for the fearless five-year-old-me whose bold declaration continues to shape my voice and fuel my passion for telling stories that resonate and make a difference.
PLAIN JANE (feature film based on the book “Plain Jane”) | SCRIPT
VESTAL VIRGINS (Mini-series) | Creator/Writer | GO GIRL MEDIA
I LOVE LUCIFER (Feature) | Co-Writer | ARRAY FILMS
SILVER LININGS (1/2 hour Pilot) | Co-Creator/Co-Writer | Originally Developed at FOX
MY MOM AND THE GIRL | Short Film starring Valerie Harper | Writer/Director/Producer | 2018 | Go Girl Media
AWARDS (partial): OSCAR QUALIFIED FOR 2018/ Programmer’s Choice/Best Female Filmmaker (Cleveland), Best Actress/Best Ensemble (Atlanta ) Best LGBTQ Short Honorable Mention/ KCET FINE CUTS Best Short (American Pavilion Cannes), Best Film/Best Director/Best Actress (Connect Melbourne)
BREAKING GOOD | Documentary | Writer/Director/Producer | 2018 | Go Girl Media
WOMEN WHO WROTE THE WAY| Documentary | Writer/Director/Producer | 2018 | Go Girl Media
TWINKLE TOES 2| Animated Feature | Writer| 2016 | Skechers
SOUL SURFER | Co-Producer | 2011 | Sony
BRATZ | Writer/Associate Producer | 2007 | Lionsgate
IT’S JUST A MOVIE (Pilot Reality) | Creator/ CO-EP | 2006 | E!
TRASHIONISTA (Tween DYI Reality Pilot) | Creator/EP/Director | 2016 | NICK
SURVIVING HAWKING (Animated Pilot | Creator/EP/Director | 2015 | FOX
THE LABEL (1 hour Pilot | Creator/Writer | 2015 | FOX
FOREVER YOUNG(1/2 HR Pilot| Creator/Writer| 2014| FOX
CAKE (13 Episodes/1/2-Hour Series) | Writer/CO-EP/Director | 2006 | CBS
DANCE REVOLUTION (26 Episodes/1/2-Hour Reality) | Writer/CO-EP/ | 2006 | CBS
DOGGIE STYLE (Pilot- Reality) | Creator/EP | 2006| LIFETIME
THE JACK & JILL EXPERIMENT (Pilot-Reality) | Creator/EP | 2006 | FOX REALITY
GAGSTERS (Pilot - Reality) |Writer/ EP | 2007 | KID'S WB
BACK IN THE DAY (Animated Pilot) | Writer/EP | 2005 | FILM ROMAN
THE BROTHERS FLUB (1 Ep. - 1/2 Hour Animated) | 2005 | NICK
ALYX (Pilot Script)| Producer | 2005 | ABC
BABY GENIUSES (13 Episodes/1/2 Hour Series)| Writer | 2011| CRYSTAL SKY
LEGALLY BLONDE 3 (“Legally Blondes”)| Punch Writer | 2009| BME/FOX
SUSIE SINGER CARTER is an award-winning filmmaker who began her career writing and producing 26 episodes of the tween competition show, DANCE REVOLUTION, while writing, producing and co-directing 13 half-hour episodes tween show CAKE (nominated for an Environmental Media Award) for CBS's Saturday morning block. At the same time.
Susie moved into features writing and producing BRATZ: THE MOVIE starring Janel Parrish (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), Jon Voight (RAY DONOVAN) and Logan Browning (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE) for Lionsgate. After BRATZ, Susie concentrated on a variety of original projects garnering the attention of David Madden, President of Fox Television Studios and a blind script deal which culminated in the animated pilot. SURVIVING HAWKING, directed by Susie and starring Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) and Adam Brody (THE O.C.). At the request of director Sean McNamara, Susie went on to co-produce the critically acclaimed SOUL SURFER for Sony starring Dennis Quaid (AMERICAN CRIME STORY) and Helen Hunt (AS GOOD AS IT GETS). She followed that writing the screenplay for the animated musical TWINKLE TOES LIGHTS UP NEW YORK for Skechers. In 2017, Susie wrote, produced and directed her first short doc, WOMEN WHO WROTE THE WAY, for the WGA’s Women’s History Month. This inspirational film honors trailblazing female writers – from Phyllis Nagy to Tina Fey – who have been responsible for cracking the glass ceiling.
Immediately following, Susie attracted an outpouring of positive reaction from audiences as well as the industry writing, producing, directing and acting in her first short film, Oscar qualified MY MOM AND THE GIRL starring Valerie Harper (RHODA) and Liz Torres (GILMORE GIRLS). The film has been called “a joyous look at Alzheimer’s” and screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide where it garnered dozens of major awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress. Best Ensemble, to name a few) that led to an Oscar Qualified status. The film has worldwide distribution and can be seen on PBS, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, ShortsTV, Shorts International, and was the centerpiece of a national Mother’s Day campaign for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles and UsAgainstAlzhiemer’s.
Following My Mom and the Girl, Susie wrote and directed a short doc, BREAKING GOOD, (a follow-up to last year's WOMEN WHO WROTE THE WAY), honoring trailblazing female writers screened at the WGA in March.
Susie is developing the feature film “I LOVE LUCIFER” with Array Pictures. The project boasts contributions from co-creators Dean Batali (Buffy and That 70’s Show) and Max Brooks (SNL, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide).
She recently completed adapting the best seller, PLAIN JANE, for B’s Knees Productions and Oscar winning producer, Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave) .
Susie is a member of The Alliance of Women Directors as well as the Committee of Women Writers of the Writers Guild of America West. She is a spokesperson for Alzheimer's Los Angeles and has been featured in several awareness campaigns for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.