Sue Corcoran | Director, DGA
Sue Corcoran has produced, written, and directed award-winning film and video for more than 15 years with experience ranging from feature production, commercials and music videos to corporate film and video. Sue’s first feature Gory Gory Hallelujah is currently in worldwide release after winning Best Feature at Shockerfest then being awarded the Bravest Feature of the Bend Film Festival by Gus Van Sant. Besides being called a bankable yankee blond by the London Standard, Sue’s directorial style has been described as “Felliniesque” by visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, Blade Runner) and countless others. Sue’s short film Circus of Infinity won Best in Show at the Accolade Awards, and Best Short by the Nell Shipman WIF/Seattle Awards and has toured numerous festivals worldwide. Sue was named One to Watch by the Seattle Stranger Genius Awards in Film and most recently garnered success as the Associate Producer of Acclaimed Director Lynn Shelton’s Humpday. Sue is also the winner of a National Addy Award for her web series for Life Takes Visa. Sue’s 22 documentary pieces were recently launched for the show $5 Cover on MTV.Com in Dec. 2010.
Susan LaSalle, DGA/IFP/WIF | Producer/UPM
In 1989 Susan began her career as a production assistant working at media production agency Malcolm Clark Inc. From 1995-2000 she was lead producer and owner of the media production agency Millennium Arts Inc. After producing and managing more than 200 documentaries, commercials, corporate videos and PSAs in 1999 Susan made her first foray into feature films by negotiating a turn-key deal with Kushner-Locke Productions for writer/director Reuben Gonzales’ film Mambo Café starring Paul Rodriguez. Highlights of her many projects include the Academy Award winning documentary Deadly Deception, New York Film Festival award winner It’s Your Choice, SIFF’s 2006 Golden Space Needle winner Full Disclosure, a comedic short film starring Judy Greer (Arrested Development, 13 Going on 30) and Brent Sexton (Radio, Deadwood) and IFP Spotlight Award winner Diggers starring BAFTA award winner Phil Davis (Bleak House, Alien 3, Vera Drake). Since April 2007 Susan has been UPM at Director Sue Corcoran’s production company Von Piglet Productions where she produced a spoof of Back to the Future starring Christopher Lloyd as “Doc”.
Susan is chair of the board of the nonprofit organization Corporate Accountability International (formerly INFACT) and served as treasurer of Women In Film/Seattle from 2006-2009. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, has served as a volunteer for the Seattle International Film Festival and is a member of IFP/Seattle.
Jane Charles | Producer
Born in Upstate New York and now residing in Seattle Washington, Jane Charles is an award-winning producer with over twenty years experience with every aspect of filmmaking. From Assistant Director to Producer, she has worked in production on series such as 21 Jump Street, Wise Guy and Booker as well as feature films Bird on a Wire (Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn), Pure Luck (Danny Glover, Martin Short) and Run (Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston). She has produced hundreds of commercials and shows for television including: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Home Away From Home, as well as music videos featuring Sting, Harry Connick Jr and Our Lady Peace.
Jane has worked with many writers and directors, developing and producing a wide range of projects in film, video and HD. She developed and produced the feature film, Cyberteens In Love, a futuristic love story, which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival, distributed Internationally by Sullivan Entertainment. Next was Once In a Blue Moon, a family film set in the 1960′s about two foster brothers who take revenge on the neighborhood bullies by building a rocket ship to the moon. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, distributed worldwide by Seville Entertainment.
From 1996 until 2006, Jane was Executive Producer, first at Apple Box Productions, which she helped grow into one of the top commercial production houses in Canada and, then, her own company, Run Spot Run Films, with which she produced the first campaign for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Jane recently produced $5 Cover Seattle, a dramatic web series about the Seattle music scene, with Humpday director Lynn Shelton, for MTV. She has several feature films in different stages of development including SOLD, Run The Tide and Trance of the Kalahari.