Sue has written a 90-min episode for the BBC Wales/S4C/BBC 4 crime series HINTERLAND, directed by Ed Thomas. Produced by Gethin Scourfield & Ed Talfan. Her two x 90-min TV crime drama scripts, JUSTICE/TRUTH, have been optioned by Phillippa Giles, at Bandit Television.
Sue has written the feature film script LOST GIRL, for producer Hamish McAlpine.
She worked with director Heenan Bhatti scripting FIND LATIF for October Films.
Sue’s most recent short film as writer/director – MOTHER, MINE – has played at over 80 film festivals and won 16 international awards, as well as being Highly Commended in the Turner Classics Shorts competition. MOTHER, MINE introduces the ‘Alison’ character from Sue’s spec thriller script HELLO MUM.
Sue’s second short as writer-director MOOSE was a great success on the festival circuit. Her first WHITE RABBITS screened at festivals and on Channel Four.
Her first novel CRAZY HORSE was published by Route. It was a finalist in The Peoples Book Prize, 2010.
“A stomping, snorting, bucking bronco of a first novel from a thoroughbred storyteller who is here to stay. Think Black Beauty updated by Sporty Spice”
– Joseph O’Connor
“An excellent novel, witty, complex and full of insight. A joy to read”
– Beryl Bainbridge
“Painted with verve, vigour and technical excellence”
Sue’s short story ‘Normal’ was shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including ‘The Book of Leeds (Comma Press) and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime (11).
After a Graphic Design degree from Leeds Polytechnic, Susan worked as a children’s illustrator then took an MA in Scriptwriting at Northern School of Film and Television. She won the 1993 Carl Foreman Award for Screenwriting, in association with BAFTA, and has studied at film school in the US.
In 1993 Sue’s story DUST won the Lynda La Plante “Humour” prize out of over 23,000 entries and she was a winner of the 1996 Northern Short Stories Competition.