Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced documentary films, television series, web and social media platform programming. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Mitchell’s feature film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde was hailed by the New York Times as "a grand documentary" and by the Village Voice as "inspiring in the best possible way." Among the hundreds of hours Mitchell has produced, the work she is most passionate about collides with her interests in history and technology. ABC's The Century, with Peter Jennings, included exclusive interviews with nuclear scientist Hans Bethe, Steve Jobs, Vinton Cerf, and many other notable names centered around science and technology. Her work as a news and talk show producer includes The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Hugh Thompson Show, a web based variety-talk show developed for AT&T that melded cyber security, with cutting edge computer technology, and entertainment.
Collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple, Mitchell produced a variety of feature films and television specials including: New Passages, The Presidential Summit, The Hamptons, Woodstock: Now & Then, Force of Nature, and Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation before directing two short films, brickhead EARTH and Thunderbirds, both filmed at the 2015 and 2017 Burning Man festival in Black Rock City. Suzanne has just completed production on several features that include an exploration on human-animal interactions a mockumentary project with A-List Hollywood stars, and a humanitarian film shot in Uganda.
When she is not in the field and much to her husband’s dismay, Suzanne takes full advantage of her Instagram account by posting quirky images and amusing video scenarios.