Susan Leber was named one of Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch 2004. A graduate of Boston University’s Film School, Leber learned production working at companies including Open City Films, Antidote Films and True Fiction Pictures.
Her first feature production, Ilya Chaiken’s acclaimed MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR, had its world premiere at Sundance 2001 and went on to life in the theaters and cable. Leber produced Scott Saunders’ THE TECHNICAL WRITER, which debuted at Sundance 2003 and starred Tatum O’ Neil and William Forsythe. She then produced the critical darling DOWN TO THE BONE, which premiered at Sundance 2004 and won Best Director and a special jury prize for actress Vera Farmiga. She produced the cult horror THE ROOST by Ti West and Alexandra Brodsky’s BITTERSWEET PLACE, which stars Seymour Cassel and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The West Wing), is now playing on Sundance Channel and won a special honor from the Tribeca Film Festival. She also co-produced Alfredo DeVilla’s ADRIFT IN MANHATTAN, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2007 and stars Heather Graham, Victor Rasuk, Elizabeth Pena, William Baldwin and Dominic Chianese. She also co-produced Ed Radtke’s (The Dreamcatcher) latest film THE SPEED OF LIFE, which premiered at Venice Days 2007. She produced Emily Abt’s TOE TO TOE that premiered at Sundance and is currently in release by Strand. Most recently, she has line produced Jeff Lipsky’s TWELVE THIRTY, starring Karen Young, Reed Birney, Mamie Gummer, Portia Reiners and Jonathan Groff and Pieter Gaspersz’s AFTER, starring Kathleen Quinlan, John Doman, Pablo Scrhreiber, Sabrina Gennarino and Diane Neal.