With over 25 years of professional experience in San Francisco and New York, Susan E. Brown is founder and owner of Chartreuse Pictures, a film and video production company dedicated to telling stories through traditional documentaries and biographical portrait films.

Ms. Brown brings to the world of documentary film an in-depth producing and directing background with experience in:

Television, radio, video streaming, and feature films (The CBS Morning News; NBC Television’s The Cosby Mysteries; Clockers, Spike Lee, Forty Acres and a Mule; and Digital Island)

Advertising (Ogilvy & Mather, TBWA Chiat Day,
J. Walter Thompson)

Politics (Office of the Manhattan Borough President, David N. Dinkins; Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting, David N. Dinkins, Mayor; 1992 Democratic National Convention, Host Committee; The Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service)

Ms. Brown’s documentary filmmaking style is influenced by her natural curiosity for life and love for people, bringing warmth to her interviews and sensitivity to her films.

In community volunteer positions, Ms. Brown has taught film and theater at San Francisco’s African American Arts & Cultural Center and is a San Francisco Boys Chorus board member, where she co-founded the Willie L. Brown Jr. Music Scholarship for Boys.

Ms. Brown holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Southern California, where she was one of three graduate students chosen from among 100 applicants to direct a film. Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from New York University.