Hey, I'm Susan!

Austin, Texas

Susan Busa has written for and optioned screenplays to NBC, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, Highway 101, and Go Dog! Creative and has directed several short films, including HARMONY IN THE HILLS and DAN’S THE MAN. Her most recent comedy short, SLEEPOVER, was a festival selection at the Women Texas Film Festival and Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. In addition to her film work, she has written and directed nine youth musicals, including WELCOME TO CAMP KATCHIKOOTEE, A SCHOOL FOR SUPERHEROES and THE WICKER STREET WAR. A former James A. Michener Fellow in Screenwriting, Susan is a co-founder of Twenty-two Twenty-two Media and serves as the head of undergraduate dramatic writing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University.  

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The New Shoes

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Romance

A new pair of shoes takes their owner on an unexpected path.

110%

This project got the green light!

Los Angeless

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Los Angeless is an anthology series made up of 9 short films by 15 female filmmakers, set in an authentic, unromanticized version of L.A.

83%

This project got the green light!

God Made Man

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

Leading double lives and seeking redemption, a homeless transgender man, a penniless drag queen, and a corrupt lawyer violently collide

102%

This project got the green light!

Another Period in Time

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Comedy, Drama

A free black woman from 1863 wakes up in 2018 ATL & meets an entitled millennial. Can she get home or learn to love avocado toast & selfies?

106%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

BABYDOLL

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A failed musician and a stubborn teenager make a pact to drive across Texas to retrieve his stolen guitar and meet her long lost father.

104%

This project got the green light!

Parkway of Broken Dreams

Las Vegas, Nevada Film Feature
Documentary

In the 1990s, Las Vegas counterculture boomed along one road: Maryland Parkway. But by the end of the decade, the whole scene vanished.

90%

This project got the green light!

Ellipsis

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Each consumed with indecision, two women help each other find some sort of clarity in a brief chance meeting.

113%

This project got the green light!

Brown With Blue

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Romance

A handyman & his girlfriend struggle with substance abuse to cope with their problems.

102%

This project got the green light!

Big Girl

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A plus-size woman in NYC navigates our size-obsessed culture with cynical humor and unapologetic self-love.

81%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Curls For Humanity

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i

96%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

Uneasy The Show

Oakland, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Two brown girls take on student loans, MFA drama, & techie jargon in Oakland: home of the Black Panthers & now, $3000 one bedroom apartments

103%

This project got the green light!

Established

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.

87%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

Season of the Witches

Luquillo, Puerto Rico Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Three Americans "doing good" in post-hurricane Puerto Rico must decide what to do after killing a local playboy in a botched revenge scheme.

82%

This project got the green light!

Magic Hour

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A suburban housewife decides to finally live her dream of going to film school without telling her philandering husband and bratty daughter.

82%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis, Indiana Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Pushing Out Daisy

United States Film Short
Comedy, Drama

84%

This project got the green light!

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