Suzie began her career at the Media Merchants; assisting the creative teams across a portfolio of children’s programming, and managing the marketing and merchandising for the BAFTA-winning show “Art Attack”, including its international co-production with Disney.
She was then recruited by Pinewood Studios for the start-up of their TV division; later overseeing all productions in the two studios, plus film stages across the site. From there, she joined the Hospital Club as Studio Manager, managing projects across the creative industries; whilst Producing programming with Q Magazine and playing key roles in co-productions with AOL and the Mercury Music Prize.
After going freelance, she went on to production manage the OB recording/streaming of high profile concerts at the O2, formed part of the Edinburgh TV Festival team, and gained her degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; which provided screen specific techniques and filmmaking skills alongside core actor training. Subsequently playing lead roles in ‘A Haunting at the Rectory’ and ‘Robert’ (both Northbank Entertainment, Distributed by 4Digital Media**), provided valuable insight into low budget feature filmmaking.
Alongside her TV and acting work, Suzie has Produced short films ’Dreamland’ (RCSSD), ‘The Apple Tree’ (Director: Charles Savage) and ‘Echo Assignment’ (Director: Arvind Sond, SFX Supervisor ‘Skyfall’).
Name: Suzie Frances Garton
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor, Production Manager and Producer
The Smiling Man
Film by Rubicon Films Producer A man's monotonous daily routine is suddenly broken when he is taken by a mysterious supernatural being, and told that he must travel to a series of nightmarish worlds in search of a map. But in his search through the surreal worlds and his dangerous encounters with their inhabitants, Daniel will be pushed to his very limits and discover more about himself than he could have ever imagined.
Robert the Doll
Film (Horror) Actress After Paul and Jenny part company with their sinister housekeeper Agatha, the disgruntled former employee gives a vintage doll called Robert to their son Gene. Soon after Agatha's departure, strange events begin plaguing the household. Furniture is vandalized, objects are thrown around and maniacal giggles echo through the house in the middle of the night. But nobody believes Gene when he claims Robert is to blame for the disturbances. Paul and Jenny consider the possibility that a supernatural force has taken over their home. But as the occurrences escalate they discover that it's not the house that's haunted... it's the doll. Written by North Bank Entertainment
A Haunting at the Rectory
Film by Andrew Jones (Horror) Actress Based on chilling real life events, this story charts one couple's terrifying real life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. In 1930, Reverend Lionel Foyster and his wife Marianne move into the Borley Rectory when Reverend Foyster is named rector of the parish. The couple's peaceful existence is soon shattered by a series of unexplained occurrences which quickly escalate into a heart stopping nightmare. Now Reverend Foyster and Marianne must discover the deadly secrets of the Rectory to avoid becoming another tragic footnote in the dark history of The Most Haunted House In England. Written by North Bank Entertainment
Film by Justine Priestley (Short and Drama) Actress A stubborn old man is given a second chance to help his ambitious granddaughter he didn't know existed. If only he can overcome a lifetime of irritating habits.
Film by Dimitry Kalinin (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress A man is trying to finish an affair; she wants it to continue. A body is discovered on a beach that determines their future relationship.
Film (short) by Arvind Sond (Sci-Fi) Producer / Production Manager
The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint
Film by Janis Pugh (Drama and Music) Actress 'The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint' is a touching examination of a fractured memory. Janis Pugh's experimental film, made in collaboration with the Central School of Speech and Drama, portrays an elderly woman living within her own confused mind. Using the vivid landscape of her memories, Pugh's film blurs the line between reality and fantasy, and between real memories and symbols of Betty's past. Featuring a lead performance from Illona Linthwaite as a woman struggling to make sense of her life, it is a moving, poetic take on the life, loves and losses of a person whose world is fading away. Written by Anonymous
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama