Spencer Susser

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Spencer Susser is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.[1]

Susser is the only American member of the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films.[2] His short film I Love Sarah Jane, featuring Mia Wasikowska, won Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival,[3] the Reel Frontier Merit Award at the Arizona International Film Festival, and the Canal+ Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Susser co-wrote the project with David Michôd. In February 2011, it was reported that Susser is developing a feature-length film based on the short.[2]

Susser co-directed the music video for Lana Del Rey's song "Summertime Sadness" with Kyle Newman.[4]

His feature film debut Hesher stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman.[1] It appeared at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States on May 13, 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Interview: Spencer Susser Talks The Birth of 'Hesher,' Accidentally Getting Into Sundance". indieWire. May 11, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blue-Tongue Aussies reach the Oscars". Associated Press. theage.com.au. February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Top awards announced for the Nashville Film Festival
  4. ^ Official music video for Summertime Sadness on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVjsGKrE6E8

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