Suzanne Gielgud is a Writer, Director, Editor and Multi Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, dedicated to making visually inspiring films that focus on dance and the arts. She is also a former Professional Ballet Dancer, the Founding Director of the talent agency Gielgud Management and Principal of the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts. In 2017 Suzanne was awarded a distinction for her Master of Arts (MA) in Film through Raindance, London and Staffordshire University, England.
Suzanne created Gielgud Films in 2005 with her husband, the choreographer Piers Gielgud. Her first feature documentary ‘Dancing for Oliver’ (DFO) told the story of the creation of the dance scenes for Oliver Stone’s feature film ‘Alexander’ and included an exclusive and in-depth interview with Stone. DFO was screened at several film festivals internationally and won Suzanne a Best Documentary Award. Her second documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ (GRK) illuminated the career of Contemporary Dance Guru and former Artistic Director of the Rambert School, Dr Ross McKim. GRK was screened worldwide at film festivals and won several awards for Suzanne including Best Female Filmmaker. Gielgud Films also specializes in filming live performances of dance and arts, commissions include Opera Brava, the Mikhailovsky ballet, English National Ballet and the Rambert Schools.
Suzanne has been researching and writing her first feature screenplay ‘Olga’ for over 10 years. The completed script already has received a 2018 screenplay nomination and is currently in development whilst finance is sought to take the film into production.
Gielgud Films Nominations and Awards
2018 – OLGA – Finalist and Honourable Mentions : Feature Screenplay – New York International Screenplay Awards 2018
2018 – OLGA – Nominated : Best Unproduced Script – Nice International Filmmaker, France.
2017 – GOSPEL OF ROSS MCKIM – Nominated : Best Director of a Documentary and Jury Prize – Nice International Film Festival, France.
2016 – GOSPEL OF ROSS MCKIM – Winner : Best Feature Documentary and Female Filmmaker – Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.
2016 – GOSPEL OF ROSS MCKIM – Official Selection : Feature Documentary – Raindance Film Festival, London.
2010 – DOUBLETAKE – Official Selection Short Film : Marbella Film Festival, Spain.
2006 – DANCING FOR OLIVER – Official Selection : Feature Documentary – Raindance Film Festival, London.
2006 – DANCING FOR OLIVER – Winner of Best Documentary – Marbella Film Festival, Spain.
Piers and Suzanne Gielgud with GRK Executive Producers Lord and Lady Sainsbury
Piers Gielgud is a choreographer and movement director with who specialises in choreographing for the screen. His credits include ‘Alexander’ for Oliver Stone, ‘Stardust’ working with Robert de Niro and Claire Danes, ‘Being Julia’ with Annette Benning and Jeremy Irons. He choreographed Bollywood sequences for Pratiba Palmer’s ‘Nina Heavenly Delights’ featuring Art Malik and Shelley Conn.
Piers has also choreographed pop promos and live music shows (including Top of the Pops) for George Michael, the Pet Shop Boys and Lily Allen. His advertising credits include BMW and Remy Martin and fashion choreography catwalk credits include Stella McCartney for Adidas, Jones Bootmaker and Matilda Rose bridal wear.
Piers is a former professional dancer whose performing credits include the English National Ballet, Vienna Festival Ballet and the Lindsay Kemp Company. He is the great nephew of Sir John Gielgud and great, great nephew of Dame Ellen Terry. Piers is a Director of Gielgud Management and the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts with his wife Suzanne Gielgud. He was Piers was an associate producer on Suzanne’s ‘Dancing for Oliver’ award winning documentary. Piers is a bass player and a qualified teacher, having gained his Post Graduate Certificate in music teaching at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music).