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Filmmaker Sue Gilbert

Sue Gilbert, Filmmaker

Sue Gilbert was raised on Greenaway Island, her family’s private estate on the Connecticut shore. Sue came of age in the 60’s, questioning the values that her parents and their upper-class generation had always taken for granted. 


Sue studied advertising and film at ArtCenter College of Design. She subsequently worked in Los Angeles on the production end of TV commercials, corporate films and ABC after school specials. In 1982, Sue directed her award-winning documentary, Greenaway, a portrait of her wealthy parents and their lifestyle. Greenaway was exhibited internationally and aired on PBS and Dutch TV.


In 2008, Sue invited her siblings and their adult children to participate in filming a sequel to explore the legacy of their family wealth. Beyond Greenaway: The Legacy was the result. In 2010, Beyond Greenaway won the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival.


Sue Gilbert lives in the Seattle area. She currently owns and manages an online art business designed to make people happy. Susan Bird Artwork 

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