Suzanne Lyons, Producer/President, Snowfall Films, Inc.

In 1999 Ms. Lyons launched Snowfall Films and to date has produced/executive produced thirteen 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 THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, based on J.T. LeRoy novel, starring Asia Argento, Marilyn Manson, Winona Ryder, Peter Fonda and Jeremy Renner. 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, directed by Stephen Herek (“Mr. Holland’s Opus”) and starring Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) and wrestling star Paul Levesque. She has produced three thrillers, CANDY STRIPERS distributed by Screen Gems, SÉANCE, written and directed by Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) and winner of the Shockerfest award, and PORTAL, both distributed by Lionsgate and she’s 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. She produced a thriller titled MOST LIKELY TO DIE with MarVista Entertainment and a family action-adventure sci-fi film TIME TOYS with director/writer Mark Rosman (“A Cinderella Story”). In 2022 Suzanne worked with director/actor/writer Reggie Currelley’s on his action thriller, A DARK WAY OUT, with actors Dermot Mulroney and Danny Trajo. 

Suzanne is currently in soft prep with Global Genesis on a teen comedy/horror film EVE OF DESTRUCTION by Bobby Sacher with Ellie Kanner attached to direct and actress Katee Sackhoff (“The Mandalorian”) attached as the female lead. They are shooting in Vancouver in the spring of 2024. Suzanne is in the process of doing a deal with Showdog Studios on her TV teen VR mystery/drama, WUNDERLAND. And Suzanne has teamed up with producer Jeremy Pack and they have joined Go Media Productions on their psychological thriller THE BACK NINE by Jay Gable.

She’s joined writer/director Mark Rosman on his John Lennon family film script, IN MY LIFE, set in 1965. Suzanne has partnered with director/producer Sean McNamara (“Sole Survivor” “On a Wing and a Prayer”) on MOSAIC, an action thriller based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds. She has optioned Newfoundland based Kathryn Taylor’s book MISTY’S MISADVENTURES, a light mystery TV series with Canadian TV showrunner James Thorpe attached. Suzanne has optioned Mark L. Smith’s (“The Revenant” “The Midnight Sky” “Boys in the Boat”) suspense thriller HARDCOURT and Mark’s family drama THE HUNTERS with Mark attached to direct. She’s optioned an award-winning screenplay by writers Kate Robbins and Jill Garson titled SCOUTS HONOR, a family action drama about the boy scouts who served as spies in WWI. She’s optioned Laura Archibald’s music-based screenplay THE LADIES OF LAUREL CANYON and will executive producer Laura’s historic true story drama EFFA with Mike Tarzian. EFFA is about the first African American women to manage a baseball team in the 1930’s and 1940s.

Prior to her work as a film producer, Ms. Lyons was VP of Marketing for a Canadian Television station and Network where she also created, produced and directed news and series. She worked in Philadelphia as a sales agent selling film and TV for international distribution. When she moved to Los Angeles she launched and ran a film school, Flash Forward Institute, for people of all facets of the industry. She’s done speaking engagements at over eighty entertainment industry events and written a book “Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking” (Focal Press). She’s launched a one-day Indie Film Producing Masterclass and eight webinars at www.IFHAcademy.com . She’s also hosted 130 industry related videos (youtube.com/suzannelyons) and has written 25 Blogs available on her website suzannelyons.net . She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Canadian Media Producers Association. She has offices in both Los Angeles, California and New Brunswick, Canada.

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