Suzy Gillett has over 30 years experience in film.

She is currently working as a script and edit consultant.

Developing her own film projects.

Teaching now and then in Bucharest and Marrakech

Resolutely European despite her British passport, Suzy Gillett has been engaged with auteur cinema for over three decades. She trained as a filmmaker at Saint Martin’s College of Art, subsequently emigrating to Paris working as a production and director’s assistant in documentary film and TV after her first job casting for the epic Bicentennial of the French Revolution Parade. Back in London she turned her hours of French repertoire cinema going into an expertise as programmer and curator of film festivals for ten years including at the UK’s French Institute: Mosaïques, Women’s Cinema from Tangiers to Tehran, Film Africa and film at the Marrakech Biennale 2013. She was then Course Leader of the Barbican Young Film Programmers for eight years.

For the next decade she empowered emerging filmmakers as lab producer supported by Creative Media for The London Film School: Low Budget Film Forum, Making Waves and co-managed the Les Arcs Film School Village for nine years. In 2020, she was the lab producer for iFeatures for Creative England, BFI &BBC and designed Lagos Lab for The British Council.

Latterly Dublin Films produced the development of her debut feature film script Chéramy which received funding from France: CNC, Région Nouvelle Acquitaine and Procirep-Angoa.

She currently works as a script and edit consultant for European Film Funds, independent production companies and is an Editorial Consultant forFirst Cut Lab.

She also teaches Documentary Filmmaking at ESAV Marrakechand UNATC Bucharest.




Script and Edit Consultant


Script and Edit Consultant

Suzy has decades of experience as a script consultant.

She is a reader and evaluator for major European funding agencies.

Currently one of the editorial advisors for First Cut Lab.

Suzy gives feeback on rough cut edits (both fiction and documentary) for independent production companies and individual writer/directors from across the world.

Fluent in French and English.


Feature Script Consultancy 

Scene by scene commentary and a report with key issues and an optional online follow up meeting.

Feature / Short Rough Cut/Assembly Consultancy 

Viewing and report for a rough cut / assembly 

“I am more than impressed”  
“Thank you for your relevant yet empathic feedback.”

Fees start from £150 for a short film and £600 for a feature. 
(BYFPs get mates rates )



2024 2023 2022

 Selo Finland
Aalto University - talking to graduating film directors - providing them with a list of next steps - here’s the list:
Suzy’s list of film labs, training and interesting things to do   

Editorial Advisor
First Cut Lab

Documentary Film Teacher
I am an experienced teacher of practical filmmaking with MA and BA level students and give annual workshops in Romania (in English) and Morocco ( in French)

UNATC 2022-2023


Film Projects 

In development 

Burnt Umber for Bluebells
a short inspired by Gwen John

a feature inspired by Frédéric Bazille 




I have written and developped a feature film to direct, inspired by the painter Frédéric Bazille. Produced by David Hurst of Dublin Films , co-written with Nadja Dumouchel and Philippe Barriere.

Awarded production funding from ALCA

Awarded development funding from CNC, Procirep
Residence at Chalet Mauriac
Project selected for Franco-German co-production meeting, Mulhouse.
Residence at Chalet Mauriac
Awarded development funding from

Réalisation : Suzy Gillett
Avec le soutien de la Région Nouvelle Aquitaine
Talking about Translation and Cheramy at the Chalet Mauriac Oct 2019

Suzy Gillett 
London, Bucharest, Marrakech