Suzanne Lyons, Producer/President, Snowfall Films, Inc.
In 1999 Ms. Lyons launched Snowfall Films and to date has produced/executive produced twelve movies. These include: A BAFTA award-winning British comedy UNDERTAKING BETTY (aka “Plots With A View”), with actors Christopher Walken, Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina and Naomi Watts with Miramax Distribution. British/Canadian thriller JERICHO MANSIONS staring James Caan, Genevieve Bujold, Maribel Verdu and Jennifer Tilly. JERICHO MANSIONS was an official selection at the Montreal Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival. British/Canadian family comedy BAILEY’S BILLION$ which stars Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Tim Curry, and Jon Lovitz. A drama HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, based on J.T. LeRoy novel, starring Asia Argento, Marilyn Manson, Winona Ryder and Peter Fonda. The film premiered during the Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and screened to high acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival.
Suzanne co-produced the family film THE CHAPERONE with the WWE and distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films, directed by Stephen Herek (“Mr. Holland’s Opus”) and starring Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) and wrestling star Paul Levesque (Triple H). In addition, Ms. Lyons produced three indie thrillers, CANDY STRIPERS distributed by Screen Gems, SÉANCE and PORTAL, both distributed by Lionsgate, and exec produced DESERT OF BLOOD.
Suzanne co-exec produced the psychological thriller, THE CALLING with Breaking Ball Pictures, Manis Films (“Ides of March”) and Christine Vachon (“Boys Don’t Cry), with Jason Stone directing and Sony doing distribution. The cast includes Susan Sarandon, Ellen Burstyn, Donald Sutherland and Topher Grace.
Suzanne produced a thriller titled MOST LIKELY TO DIE with MarVistaEntertainment and most recently a family action adventure sci-fi film TIME TOYS produced with Director/Writer Mark Rosman (“A Cinderella Story”).
Suzanne has partnered with Rob Deege on her Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) suspense thriller HARDCOURT. She has also partnered with Rob Deege and with British producer, Simon Brooks, Canyon Creek Films, on Mark L. Smith’s family film project THE HUNTERS. Suzanne just partnered with Simon Brooks on writer/director Mark Rosman’s (“Time Toys” “A Perfect Man”) film IN MY LIFE, astory about a teenage boy who has a life changing experience when he gets to spend a day with John Lennon. She is executive producer on Canadian, Laura Archibald’s project EFFA, about the first woman to own a professional baseball team. Suzanne is in development on an award-winning screenplay, SCOUTS HONOR, a family action drama about the boy scouts who served as spies in WWI. She has optioned a Sit Com pilot, STRICTLY BUSINESS, written by showrunner James Thorpe and has joined Rob Deege on PRIVILEGE, a one-hour drama TV pilot.
Prior to her work as a film producer, Ms. Lyons was VP of Marketing for a Canadian Television Network where she also created, produced and directed news and series programming. She worked in Philadelphia as a sales agent selling both film and television for international distribution. When Suzanne moved to Los Angeles she designed, launched and ran a film school, Flash Forward Institute, for people of all facets and levels of the industry.
Suzanne has done speaking engagements at over seventy entertainment industry events, festivals, organizations, guilds and film schools. In 2012 she published her book through Focal Press titled Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking (suzannelyons.net/indiefilm). She recently launched her Indie Film Producing Masterclass available at indiefilmhustle.com. Suzanne has hosted over 125 informational videos for the industry (youtube.com/suzannelyons). snowfallfilms.com suzannelyons.net.