Bite-sized blog post: Susan Seidelman


After graduating from NYU Susan Seidelman did what many filmmakers did in the eighties and made an indie film on a shoe string budget which received critical acclaim, Smithereens (1982).

Following the success of Smithereens Seidelman went on to make the classic Desperately Seeking Susan giving her neighbor Madonna her first film role

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Where to watch her films:





Read more about her:

In Praise of Madonna’s DGAF Style inDesperately Seeking Susan
Once More Into the Groove: ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ Turns 25, New York Times
The Hollywood Interview
Interviewing Susan Seidelman: From Madonna to Menopause
Sets and the City: On the History of Smithereens

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

2011Musical Chairs
2009-2010The Electric Company (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Jules Quest (2010)
 2009Madonna: Celebration – The Video Collection (Video) (video “Into the Groove”)
 2005Boynton Beach Club
 2005Stella (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Paper Route (2005)
Office Party (2005)
 2004The Ranch (TV Movie)
 2002Power and Beauty (TV Movie)
 2001Gaudi Afternoon
 1999Now and Again (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1999A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
 1998Sex and the City (TV Series) (3 episodes)
The Baby Shower (1998)
Sex and the City (1998)
 1996Tales of Erotica (segment “Dutch Master, The”)
 1996Early Edition (TV Series) (1 episode)
Thief Swipes Mayor’s Dog (1996)
 1995The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
 1993The Dutch Master (Short)