Suzanne Gielgud

Suzanne Gielgud is a Writer, Director, Editor and Multi Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, dedicated to making visually inspiring films that focus on dance and the arts. She is also a former Professional Ballet Dancer, the Founding Director of the talent agency Gielgud Management and Principal of the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts. In 2017 Suzanne was awarded a distinction for her Master of Arts (MA) in Film through Raindance, London and Staffordshire University, England.

Suzanne created Gielgud Films in 2005 with her husband, the choreographer Piers Gielgud. Her first feature documentary ‘Dancing for Oliver’ (DFO) told the story of the creation of the dance scenes for Oliver Stone’s feature film ‘Alexander’ and included an exclusive and in-depth interview with Stone. DFO was screened at several film festivals internationally and won Suzanne a Best Documentary Award. Her second documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ (GRK) illuminated the career of Contemporary Dance Guru and former Artistic Director of the Rambert School, Dr Ross McKim. GRK was screened worldwide at film festivals and won several awards for Suzanne including Best Female Filmmaker. Gielgud Films also specializes in filming live performances of dance and arts, including Opera Brava, the Mikhailovsky ballet, English National Ballet and the Rambert Schools.

Suzanne has been researching and writing her first feature screenplay ‘Olga’ for over 10 years. The completed Olga script has already received an honourable mention at the New York International Screenplay Awards 2018, and won best un-produced script at the Nice International Film Festival 2018. Olga is currently being developed into ‘Firebird’, series 1 of a high end TV drama series – Ballet Russes.