Susan Rodgers is a Prince Edward Island novelist, screenwriter, producer, and director.

Susan’s newest novel-in-progress, the YA book Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate, was inspired by the amazing folks involved in an Equine Assisted Learning program at Grand River Ranch, Prince Edward Island. Susan’s poignant and uplifting six-part documentary series about their EAL program, Grand River Grand (2024), was for a time the second most viewed Bell Fibe series from Newfoundland to Manitoba on the Bell Fibe App, and the eighth most viewed on television. Susan’s fifteen-book Drifters Series (A Song For Josh), is in late development for television with a pretty cool Los Angeles team.

Susan was a Finalist in the Atlantic Writing Awards for her unpublished manuscript A Certain Kind of Freedom, which Acorn Press is publishing in 2024 as The Floating Days.

The critically acclaimed feature film, Still The Water (2021), written, produced, and directed by Susan, was a finalist for the Borsos Awards for Best Canadian Feature at the 2020 Whistler Film Festival. Her NFB documentary, Then Sings My Soul (2022), was shortlisted at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best Short Documentary.

The feature film script Like a Song was derived from Susan’s second book series, The Dallas White Series. Susan won a pitch contest to produce a proof of concept of the proposed movie, and is also developing a TV pilot derived from this series.

Some current scripts are Kristian’s Cross, a dramatic feature about an aging bar-singer; Christmas Cabbie, a fun holiday movie featuring a drag Queen Santa (written with writing partners Sea Stone Pictures); Toby’s Song, a sweet family movie (co-writer Kathy Gillis); and the above-mentioned feature Like a Song.

Susan has participated in film-based trade missions to Los Angeles and Toronto, was selected for the NSI's Market-Ready Producers' Course and the PEI-Whistler Market Accelerator Program, received special mention in the Prince Edward Island legislature, and was the recipient of Cultural Activity Awards in her hometown for her work as an author and filmmaker.

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