Susie Filmmaker



The SUSIE FILMMAKER program helps filmmakers and artists within the Project Twenty1 community find last-minute resources, answers questions from our community, and connects artists to the people and resources they need to keep producing. To date, Susie has helped connect hundreds of artists around the world, and helped create more than 100 films from scratch.

Artists are inherently wallflowers much of the time, so at Project Twenty1 events, anyone with a “Hello, my name is Susie Filmmaker” name tag is available to personally¬† introduce our artists around to our community – assist them in finding the talent, crew, and equipment they need to bring their art to the next level.

If you are an artist, connect with Susie online so she can connect you!

Meet the Susies!

Stephanie Yuhas

(Pictured with a light up “clappy hand” from the 2011 Festival. She broke it less than 10 seconds after this photo was taken.)

Graduate, University of the Arts, Animation, 2004. Head Susie & founder, Stephanie does a whole lot of stuff, and keeps her ears out for opportunities for the Project Twenty1 community, including cast & crew calls and local film industry events.¬† She will also personally introduce you to the room at Project Twenty1 events if you’re feeling shy.

She likes animation, sushi, terrible 90′s techno, and aquariums. So many people think that “Susie Filmmaker” is her real name that she answers to it now. (Sometimes you just have to roll with it, right?)


Susie Hall of Fame

Former Susies that have graduated and are flying free (but still attend events, so make sure you say, “Hi!”)

  • Amanda Cusumano (Partner Outreach “Susie”)
  • Nicole Green (Social Media “Susie”)
  • Na’Imah Akbar (Festival Liaison “Susie”)
  • Leah Prager (Partner Outreach “Susie”)
  • Amanda Johnson (Community Outreach “Susie”)
  • Rudy Flesher (Online Content Management “Susie”)
  • Mel Orpen (Community Outreach “Susie”)
  • Aislinn Tomchak (Event Planning “Susie”)
  • Caroline Boyd (Filmmaker Liaison “Susie”)

Photography by Lee Rosenfeldt