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):
1996Early Edition (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Thief Swipes Mayor’s Dog (1996)