April Feature: Suzanne Guacci
Diversity Rules Magazine welcomes Suzanne Guacci. We are honored to have her as our guest feature interview for April.
Suzanne Guacci is a former New York State Trooper who lost her leg in the line of duty in 2001 and went on to become an award-winning writer/director, and producer. Suzanne created Aspire Productions in 2007 to tell authentic character-driven films about the LGBTQ and disabled communities. Her films have screened at festivals all over the world including Framline, Outfest, and BFI. Currently, Aspire Films can be seen on various platforms including Amazon Prime, cable, VOD, and broadcast television worldwide.
In 2018 Suzanne was the recipient of the distinguished Ravenel Feature Film Grant for her feature film, T11 Incomplete. T11 Incomplete is currently on the festival circuit and will be having its US premiere at Outfest.
Suzanne’s award-winning film STUFF (2015) was acquired by Gravitas Ventures. Her award-winning documentary on amputee children called My Really Cool Legs (2012) was acquired by Breakthrough Pictures for a compilation of the Best Short Lesbian Films of 2009.
Suzanne’s script Puddles and Pools was a semifinal in the Sundance Screenplay Competition (2010) and her most recent script Candy Palace was a finalist in The Writer’s Lab Screenplay Competition (2017). She is currently producing the indie comedy One Moment starring the late Danny Aiello.
Suzanne is a proud member of NYWIFT. She holds a BA in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.