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.