Soozie is a documentary filmmaker and short film producer. During her studies at UofL (BA, Communication) and Chapman University (MFA, Producing for TV and Film), she developed a profound love for educating and inspiring people through motion pictures. Soozie has taught university-level courses in pre-production and was Director of Programs for the HUMANITAS Prize where she ran their annual judging season and award show honoring writers in television and film as well as created the multi-studio television pilot program for emerging and underrepresented writers, New Voices of Humanitas.
After working in Los Angeles for a decade+, she "temporarily" returned to her hometown of Louisville to shoot her first feature film and take advantage of Kentucky's film tax incentives. Through her locally-crewed production and extended tenure as Executive Director of the Louisville Film Society which included producing the Flyover Film Festival, Soozie has created deep relationships within the creative community and has no plans to leave. She serves on the Louisville Film Commission and recently released her feature documentary, Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story. She is founder and president of the newly-formed 502 Film Collective which focuses on supporting and building Kentucky's film industry and infrastructure.