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SUSAN B. ADES
Senior Film and Video Editor

Leadership - Communication - Teamwork - Creativity - Problem Solving - Collaboration - Reliability - Technical Acuity - Diplomacy - Respect 

2022

DANCERS AT A WATERFAL

new musical staged reading

book by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Karen Hartman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

video Produced by Joe Locarro and Suspension Productions East

THE SWEET TASTE OF FREEDOM

short film

Produced by Saskia Rifkin

Directed by Matt Penn

Written by Mark Malone

 

COVEYCLUB.com 

5th Anniversary video

Directed by Caytha Jentis

2021

2ND STAGE GALA 2021

3 honoree videos 

Produced by 2nd Stage

Directed by Patricia McGregor

EMBASSY CHEF CHALLENGE

teaser

Produced by Events DC and Aster Creative

Directed by Miguel Martinez

THE PINS OF MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

short film

Produced by Aster Creative

Directed by Rueben Atlas

FOUR AMERICAN WOMEN

4 new monologues by David Mamet

Produced by Great Barrington Public Theatre

Directed by David Mamet and Jim Frangione

 

APRIL SHOWERS

short drama

Produced by Fox Meadow Films 

Written and Directed by Caytha Jentis

 

KISS OR KILL

short drama

Produced by Ellie Nichols

Written by William Shakespeare

 

THE KENNEDY CENTER'S HELEN HAYES AWARDS

(3 shorts) Debbie Allen, Woolly Mammoth, Anacostia Playhouse

Produced by AsterCreative

Directed by Miguel Martinez and Felecia Hunter

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR HEALTH (NIH)

recruitment videos (12)

Produced by Creative Hermanos and Got It Girl Productions

2020

 

POOLING TO PARADISE

comedy feature film

Produced by Fox Meadow Films 

Directed by Caytha Jentis and Roxy Shih

HANGING TREE GUITARS

museum exhibit short film 

Music Makers Relief Foundation

Tim and Denise Duffy Producers

Directed by Cornelius Lewis

THE NUTCRACKER

holiday webcast

Produced by The Albany Berkshire Ballet

Directed by Carl Sprague

HOWELL BINKLEY TRIBUTE

memorial webcast

Produced by Suspension Productions East

Directed by Joe Locarro

 

KING CORONA, ALMOST YOU

2 short narrative films

Produced by Berkshire Media Collaborative and The Great Barrington Public Theatre

Directors Jim Frangione and Diane Pearlman

SEXY SECRETS OF GREAT ART

web series (5 episodes)

Produced by Fox Meadow Films

Created by Prof. Andrew Lear

BEAR TALES: Six Feet Together

festival of 10 new works

Produced by Great Barrington Public Theatre, Jim Frangione Artistic Director

 

HAMILTON PARODY; TrumpItParty

parody music video

Directed by Jamie C. Ward

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

a puppet show short film

Written by Anton Chekov

Directed by Carl Sprague

 

ACTOR REELS:

Mark Zeisler

David Adkins

Lori Hammel

Mimi Jefferson

Michele Ammon

Jamie C. Ward 

 

2019

 

TONI

comedy TV proof of concept

Produced by Checkmark Productions and

Talking Back Pictures

Directed by Cristina Angeles

2ND STAGE 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA 2019

honoree video

Produced by Suspension Productions East 

 

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE 

awards ceremony video

Produced by Suspension Productions East 

 

ASST. REELS:

TJ Kenneally  (Actor Reel)

Tracy Rosten (Actor Reel)

Peter Van Wagner (Actor Reel)

Tamara Hickey (Actor Reel)

Debra Kirschner (Dir. Reel)

Caytha Jentis (Dir. Reel)

Anne Undeland (EPK for Lady Randy)

2018

 

OVER/UNDER

comedy web series

Hucklebuck Productions

HOLLY DAYS

comedy web series pilot

Samgrew Productions

KILLIAN AND THE COMEBACK KIDS

feature film trailer 

Karmic Release producer

Taylor A. Purdee director

FOR SUNRISE

dance film

Hyonok Kim director/choreographer

A CASUAL CONVERSATION

industrial

Bristol Meyers Squibb/SXSW

MultiVu producer

KARYOPHARM  HR VIDEOS

pharmaceutical industrials

MultiVu producer

HOLIDAYS IN HARLEM/Morgan Stanley

live musical event

Produced by Suspension Productions East 

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE PANEL

industrial

Produced by Suspension Productions East 

 

FOSTER ON

non-profit promotional video

FosterOn.com Productions

 

THE BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB

annual fundraiser short film

Jim Frangione director

ACTOR REELS:

Gian Murray-Gianino

Emma Lesser

2017

 

THE OTHER "F" WORD

season two

(Fox Meadow Films)

comedy web series

Caytha Jentis producer

SYRIAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM

museum video installation

Margie Sarway Producer

 

THE FREDERICK DOUGLAS 

HOUSING STORY

feature documentary promo

Vernon Douglas producer/director

THE BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB

annual fundraiser short film

Matt Penn director

 

ACTOR REELS:

Mark Zeisler

Lori Hammel

 

2016

 

THE OTHER "F" WORD

season one

(Fox Meadow Films)

comedy web series

Caytha Jentis producer

 

LAWRENCE 'REED' HANSEN:

SACROSANCT ACCOMPANIST

feature documentary 

Terese Capucilli director

 

BERKSHIRES PLAYWRIGHTS LAB

10th annual appeal

Mattew Penn, Jim Frangione, 

Joe Cacaci, Ann Garner producers

 

SEASON OF PASSAGE

short drama

Catherine Ryan director

 

DANCE WITH HORSES

dance film

Hyonok Kim director/choreographer

 

SINGLE USE MINIS

promotional video

Pacific Shaving Company

 

2009-2015

highlights

 

FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS 

(Laughing Willow Productions)

feature documentary

Bruce and Carole Hart directors

Narrated by Ashley Judd

NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance 

(Nan Melville Productions)

short documentary

Nanette Melville director 

 

PINE TREE

dance film

Hyonok Kim director/choreographer

 

I'M JUST WARMING UP

comedy tv episodic

WOMEN IN COMEDY

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL 

2013 and 2014 panel 

Susan B. Ades Co-Producer

Editor

 

THE RESCUE OF THE JEWS OF SYRIA

episode 7

(Turquoise Productions)

feature documentary

 Lisa Ades director

 

PARANOIA IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

(Putting It Together Editing)

short film noir satire

Susan B. Ades director 

THE FACE

(Joy Light Productions)

short film

Elizabeth Browning director

 

AFTER CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN:

Wallace Shawn and Andy Zee 

(Revolution Bookstore Productions)

feature documentary

Jahmani Perry director



 

FEATURE FILMS:

Comedy

 

POOLING TO PARADISE (2020) 

Produced by Fox Meadow Films, Directed by Caytha Jentis (Bad Parents, The Other F Word) and Roxy Shih. Four people hop in an Uber and embark on a life altering road trip that none of them bargained for

 

Documentary


LAWRENCE REED HANSEN: SACROSANCT ACCOMPANIST (2016)

Produced by Princess Grace Foundation, Directed by Terese Capucilli (Principle Dancer and Master Instructor of the Martha Graham Dance Company)

An in depth look at the long and esteemed career of Reed Hansen, Martha Graham's prized accompanist, as well as classwork and performances of the Graham technique, executed by students of Juilliard School of Dance led by Terese Capucilli

 

THE RESCUE OF THE JEWS OF SYRIA episode 7 (2012)

Produced by Turquoise Productions, Director Lisa Ades (Miss America, New York, GI Jews)

The final episode in a series of feature length films documenting the rich history of Syrian-American Jews from 1900-present

 

CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN (2010)

Produced by Revolution Bookstore Productions, Directed by Jahmani Perry

Wallace Shawn and Andy Zee discuss politics and life in the Obama era

 

FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS (2009)

Produced by Laughing Willow Productions, Directed by Bruce and Carole Hart (Free to Be You and Me)

Narrated by Ashley Judd

Winner - Best Documentary and Best of Festival -Talking Circle Indigenous Film Festival, Best Female Film- Red Nation Film Festival, Best Green Film- Heal One World Awareness Festival

A five year journey documenting 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from around the world as they share their wisdom for healing the world

 

SHORT FILMS:

Narrative

 

THE SWEET TASTE OF FREEDOM (2022) drama

Produced by Peninsula Films and Saskia Rifkin, Directed by Matthew Penn, Written by Mark Malone

A man released from custody for the weekend makes life and death decisions he believes he will never regret

MANDY'S VOICE (2022) drama

Directed byRoxanna Lewis

A teen-age girl on the Autism spectrum and her single Mother, struggle to find a  way to communicate with each other.

 

APRIL SHOWERS (2021) drama

Directed by Caytha Jentis, Produced by Fox Meadow Films 

Two New Yorkers meet on a park bench during a pandemic.

 

KING CORONA, ALMOST YOU (2020) comedy, drama

2 short narrative films produced by The Berkshire Media Collaborative and The Great Barrington Public Theatre, Directors Jim Frangione and Diane Pearlman

Life in The Berkshires as written and performed by local artists

THE CHERRY ORCHARD (2020) comedy

Directed by Carl Sprague. Produced by Jim Frangione

A puppet show short film.  This excerpt of Chekov's masterpiece, performed on an heirloom family puppet stage, showcases the wit and talent of world renowned concept illustrator and designer Carl Sprague

SEASON OF PASSAGE (2016) drama

Produced and Directed by Catherine Cobb Ryan

An attempt to have another child turns nightmarish on Halloween eve

 

THE FACE (2011) drama

Produced by Joy Light Productions, Director Elizabeth Browning

A middle age women contemplates a face lift

 

STUCK IN THE IN-BETWEEN (2010) musical drama

Produced by Ripfest #11, Directed by Matthew Glasson

Created in a 7 day turnaround for the Ripfest #11 Festival

 

THE SWEET LIFE (2011) comedy

Produced by iMark Films and ROAM Productions, Directed by Mark Cabaroy

2 young men can't seem to stay out of the way of the mob on Staten Island

 

TULIPS (2012) comedy

Produced by Carries Drazek and Bjornquist Films, Director Whitney Hamilton

A middle age woman notices there may be some work that needs to be done down there

 

Documentary

 

THE PINS OF MADELEINE ALBRIGHT (2021)

Produced by Aster Creative and Events DC., Directed by Reuben Atlas

This short doc investigates the unusual collection of brooches the former Secretary of State dons, and how she has used them as diplomatic assets throughout her career as a public figure.

 

HANGING TREE GUITARS: The Art of Freeman Vines (2020)

Produced by Music Makers Relief Foundation, Tim and Denise Duffy Producers, Directed by Cornelius Lewis

This short film accompanies the groundbreaking exhibition Hanging Tree Guitars at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, North Carolina

 

NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance (2010)

Produced by Nan Melville Productions, Directed by Nan Melville 

Premiered opening night of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera Festival

It has been accepted to over 25 film festivals and won 6 awards

 

13TH STREET THEATRE STORY (2010)

Directed by Melodie Bryant

Documents the long life of a small theatre and the woman who guided it 

 

SIGNAL 16 (2014)

Directed by Anubhav Bhardwaj

Life aboard an ambulance attended by student EMTs

 

Art and Experimental

THE CHERRY ORCHARD excerpt (2020)

Directed by Carl Sprague, Produced by Jim Frangione

Puppet Show rendition of Chekov's masterpiece

FOR SUNRISE (2018) 

Produced and Choreographed by Hyonok Kim

Dance Film by Korean Choreographer Hyonok Kim

 

DANCE WITH HORSES (2016) 

Produced and Choreographed by Hyonok Kim

Dance Film by Korean Choreographer Hyonok Kim

 

PINE TREE (2015) 

Produced and Choreographed by Hyonok Kim

Dance Film by Korean Choreographer Hyonok Kim

 

PARANOIA IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (2012) comedy

Produced by Pulling It Together Productions, Directed by Susan B. Ades

Film noir spoof using public domain footage from the 30's and 40's

 

BOUDOIR CHIT-CHAT (2012)

Produced by Simple Productions, Director Flo Ankah

Young women chat in the boudoir about life and love

 

WEB SERIES

Comedy

 

THE OTHER F WORD (2016 season 1, 2017 season 2)

Produced by Fox Meadow Films, Directed by Caytha Jentis and Barbara Kanowitz

This show is an edgy comedy about a group of friends who find that the angst of raising kids may be nothing compared to the angst of starting over after they are grown

Aired on Amazon Prime 2016-2017

14 episodes

 

SEXY SECRETS OF GREAT ART (2020 season 1, 2021 season 2)

Produced by Fox Meadow Films, Created by Prof. Andrew Lear

Video web series based on a popular art tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  featuring Professor Andrew Lear

9episodes

 

SOMETHING ABOUT RYAN (2010)

Produced by Too Cool Productions, Director Mark Cabaroy

A hapless young man and his frustrated family get through the days on Staten Island in a 50's sitcom style

10 episodes 

 

HAPPY MOMMY HUSTLE (2013)

Produced by Kirscherian Productions, Director Debra Kirschner

Everyday worries are worked out by these clever moms in a single scene 

7 episodes

 

COMEDY PILOTS

 

TONI (2019)

Produced by Checkmark Productions and Talking Back Pictures, Directed by Cristina Angeles

OVER/UNDER (2018)

Produced by Hucklebuck Productions, Directed by Natalie Johnson

HOLLY DAYS (2018)

Produced by Samgrew Productions

CARRY ON (2015)

Director Elizabeth Browning 

I'M JUST WARMING UP (2014)

Produced by Pulling It Together Productions, Director Joe Locarro

DIPWICK MANOR (2013)

Produced by Brick Houz Productions, Director Roxana Petzold

MERCY MERCY ME (2011)

Produced by Sharp Stick Productions, Director Mark Cabaroy

SHORT FILM FESTIVALS, TRAILERS, PROMOS, INDUSTRIALS, FUNDRAISERS, GALAS

 

COVEYCLUB.com (2022)

5th Anniversary video

2ND STAGE GALA (2021)

3 films honoring Debra Martin Chase and Lynn Nottage, Produced by 2nd Stage, Directed by Patricia McGregor

Produced by Aster Creative:

NIH RECRUITMENT VIDEOS (12) (2021)

HELEN HAYES AWARDS (3) (2021)

THE PINS OF MADELEINE ALBRIGHT (2021)

THE NUTCRACKER (2020)

Holiday webcast utilizing archival footage from the ballet's vault from 1980-2016. 45 min rt.

Produced by The Albany Berkshire Ballet, Directed by Carl Sprague

HOWELL BINKLEY TRIBUTE (2020)

Memorial Webcast honoring the genius lighting designer Howell Binkley (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aint Too Proud, Come From Away, Hamilton)

Produced by Suspension Productions East, Directed by Joe Locarro

GREAT BARRINGTON PUBLIC THEATRE VIDEO FESTIVAL (2020)

Online Festival featuring new works by local playwrights

 

LADY RANDY PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (2019)

A new play written by Anne Undeland, Directed by Jim Frangione 

 

Produced by Suspension Productions East:

2ND STAGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA VIDEO (2019)

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE AWARDS CEREMONY VIDEO (2019)

HOLIDAYS IN HARLEM HOLIDAY PARTY VIDEO FOR MORGAN STANLEY (2018)

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO (2018)

Produced by MultiVu:

A CASUAL CONVERSATION/ BRISTOL MEYERS/SXSW VIDEO DISCUSSION ON CANCER DRUGS (2018)

KARYOPHARM HR VIDEO PROMOTING NEW DRUG THERAPY (2018)

PACIFIC SHAVING COMPANY WEBSITE VIDEOS OF NEW PRODUCTS (2) (2013, 2015)

 

KILLIAN AND THE COMEBACK KID FEATURE FILM TRAILER (2018)

Producer Karmic Release, Director Taylor A. Purdee

 

FOSTER ON WEBSITE PROMOTION FOR FOSTER CARE ORGANIZATION (2018)

 

THE BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB ANNUAL FUNDRAISER VIDEOS (3) (2016, 2017, 2018)

Directors Matthew Penn, Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione

 

ACTOR, PRODUCER and DIRECTOR  REELS-

 

Robert John Burke, Mark Zeisler, Lori Hammel, Emma Lesser, Peter Van Wagner, Caytha Jentis, Debra Kirschner, Gian-Murray Gianino, Tracy Rosten, Tamara Hickey, TJ Kenneally, David Adkins,

Mimi Jefferson, Michele Ammon, Jamie C. Ward