Writer Susan Marks with one of the Nutshell Study of Unexplained Death
Susan Marks is screenwriter, author and documentary filmmaker.
Her recent documentary film, Of Dolls & Murder, about dollhouse crime scenes, features legendary filmmaker John Waters as narrator. Her followup documentary, Murder in a Nutshell focuses on the enigmatic Frances Glessner the Lee - the creator of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
Susan's current projects include 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist screenplay, Dollhouse of Death about Frances Glessner Lee. She also recently wrote a modern Southern Gothic tale in a new TV pilot, Perfect South.
Her screenplay, Finding Poppy Pepperdine was a quarter-finalist in the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowship competition.
Susan's past projects include the book Finding Betty Crocker (Simon & Schuster 2005) and documentary film, The Betty Mystique.
Susan also wrote the book In the Mood for Munsingwear and made the documentary, Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse.
Susan is a two-time recipient of the Jerome Foundation filmmaking grant, a McKnight fellow and an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy winner.