I’m like Thoreau. Exploring the wilderness for creative purposes. On ATVs, occasionally.
I’m a graduate from the USC B.F.A. ’16 Writing for Screen and Television program. When I’m not writing thrillers along the theme of the cost of ambition, I collect hobbies.
I won first place in a ballroom dancing competition, I do archery on occasion and can hit a balloon on a bullseye from 15 feet away. I know how to lockpick and can get out of a pair of police-grade handcuffs in under 60 seconds with only a paperclip, and I can hack into computers thanks to the “information security” class I took at USC. I will win at every game of Monopoly I ever play.
I’m a writer, a producer, and coffee connoisseur.
You can find updates on my projects on my blog, and I also recommend checking out my Most Popular Posts page.
On my road to carpal tunnel (also the name of my indie band), I’ve written multiple screenplays, novels, pilots, specs and plays — two seasons of a produced web series, and a produced TV miniseries I co-wrote that premiered in IMAX back in May 2016 and was nominated for a College Television Emmy by the same panel of judges who judge the Primetime Emmys. You can check out more of my work in my portfolio.
I’ve been lucky to collaborate with some really amazing people to get some of my work produced — and if you’ve ever seen your words translate to the screen you understand the kind of transcendence that comes with that process.
I specialize in long-form, dramatic, serialized content for the web and television. I prefer the action and thriller genres and I favor strong female protagonist/troubled male protagonist duos and ensemble casts. I love writing heists, action sequences, double-crosses, and making unusual situations dramatic. (Con artists trapped in a radio station playing monopoly, secrets being revealed during the assembly of Ikea furniture, a mystery being solved entirely in a bike repair shop by a former child genius.) Essentially, I write stories about the cost of ambition.
May 2016: Won Third Place at the Television Academy’s College Television Emmy’s for the first season of “CON”
March 2016: Nominated for a College Television Emmy for my TV series “CON”
September 2015: Won “BEST DRAMA” for my TV series “CON”
August 2015: Austin Film Fest Second Rounder for my feature screenplay, “The Vision”
July 2015: Winner of the USC Marguerite Roberts Screenwriting Award for my feature screenplay, “The Vision”
February 2015: Official Selection of the Hollyweb Festival for Antidote 15
Questions? You can contact me here.
You can also follow me on Twitter (@AmyMSuto) for updates on projects, film and book recommendations, and what I suspect my cat is doing with those aforementioned magical powers.