Soozie Eastman is a documentary filmmaker and short film producer. During her time at Chapman University completing her MFA in Producing for Television and Film, she returned to her hometown of Louisville to produce and direct By The Wayside, a feature length documentary about the city's homeless. The film played very well both in Kentucky and on the festival circuit, winning several awards, but it was the discovery of her profound love for educating and inspiring people through motion pictures that was taken away most from that experience.
Soozie has gone on to work under Michael Ovitz (founder CAA, former president ABC/Disney) and Janet Yang (Producer The Joy Luck Club and People vs Larry Flynt). She was post-production accountant and festival liaison for Dark Matter which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. She has taught university-level courses in pre-production and was Director of Programs of the prestigious HUMANITAS Prize honoring writers in television and film. She is currently the Executive Director of the Louisville Film Society, serves on the Louisville Film Commission and produces the annual Flyover Film Festival. Soozie continues her love of creating “mindful media” with her latest film endeavor, her first feature, Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story.