Festival Year: 2018

Susan Todd

Roles: Director, Producer

Susan Todd is an Academy Award nominated, Emmy Award winning Director/Producer. As co-founder of New York-based production company Archipelago Films, Todd has directed, produced and written television and theatrical films that explore cutting-edge stories about nature and people’s lives, with the highest production value. Todd has just completed Backyard Wilderness, a 3D Giant Screen/IMAX® film, produced by Archipelago Films and Arise Media, a non-profit she co-founded to create groundbreaking media about the most urgent social and environmental challenges of our time. At Archipelago Films, she has directed, produced and recorded sound for both documentaries and fiction work, such as Children of Fate, Americanos, The Last Royals, Lives in Hazard and Madagascar: A World Apart, broadcast on HBO, Cinemax, National Geographic, NBC, and PBS. Todd has worked previously as a producer at PBS’s WNET, holds a Masters in Journalism, from Columbia University and studied filmmaking at Harvard University.

Festival Year: 2018


Backyard Wilderness

(US, 2018, 45min)