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Susan Emshwiller

SUSAN EMSHWILLER was raised in Levittown on Long Island, N.Y., by writer Carol Emshwiller and sci-fi illustrator, avant-guard filmmaker Ed Emshwiller. 

Susan got her BFA from Syracuse University in painting and printmaking, and her Masters from California Institute of the Arts where she studied film, mentored by Alexander Mackendrick (“Man in the White Suit,” “Sweet Smell of Success”). 

In Los Angeles, her “day job” for many years was set decorator, working with David Mamet,

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  • Co-writer on the film Pollock.


  • Here\'s a trailer for the feature film I wrote and directed, IN THE LAND OF MILK AND MONEY. Available on Netflix.