Suzette Burton studied film and video at Pratt Institute where she graduated with a BFA in Film/Video in 2006. During her time at Pratt, Suzette created several films and video installations including a documentary entitled DISCONNECTED about her father’s mysterious death. Since graduating from film school, Suzette has worked as an Editor/ Assistant Editor and Assistant Producer for a variety of television shows including The Maury Povich Show, Atlas Media, Black Entertainment Television, Mr. Youth (Biggest Loser: Million Pound Match up tour, Neutrogena, and Microsoft), The Tyra Banks Show, Stick Figure Productions (Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane) and Celebrity Catwalk. Suzette currently works at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a videographer and video editor and is currently the Co- Producer on a feature documentary called Daddy Don’t Go with Pureland Pictures.
Daddy Don't Go
Film (Documentary, Biography and News) Producer Captured over two years, "Daddy Don't Go" is a feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype.
Little White Lie
Film (Documentary, Biography, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity - despite the questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At eighteen, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey doesn't openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family until her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's thirtieth birthday. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her ... Written by Anonymous
Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)