Documentaries in the Canada Rockies Series have been nominated for four Alberta Film and Television Rosie Awards. Susan was nominated as the Producer for the Best Documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) for Women of Willmore Wilderness by the 2014 Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards. Wildie, Women of Willmore Wilderness, and Ancestors Calling were nominated for the Best Original Musical Score (over 30 minutes) in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Susan is a talented cinematographer, and a graduate of Serac Adventure Film School and Banff Adventure Filmmakers Seminar. She proudly studied under two world-renowned film producers: Michael Brown and Keith Partridge. In 2006 and 2007 her footage was first aired on APTN’s “Road Scholar” and “The Link.” Her films have been featured at various film festivals in northern Alberta including the Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Edson Home Grown Film Fest, Jasper Short Film Festival, and the People & Peaks Film Fest. Her natural ability as a storyteller is demonstrated by the outstanding sales of the four books she has authored about the people and peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
Susan is the current President of Women in Film and Television Alberta. WIFTA is a non-profit organization that promotes and assists the professional development, equitable treatment, recognition of achievements and the creation of new opportunities for professionals, especially women in the film, video, multimedia and television industries. She is also a member of Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA).AMPIA is a non-profit professional association incorporated in 1973. At its inception, its mandate was to support the independent motion picture industry as a viable economic and cultural force within the Province of Alberta.