About Me

General Background

Professional Screenwriter since 1995.  Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films.  Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.

Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts which have been optioned, produced and/or in development.  She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from.  She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors  (3-year program)

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting

SUZANNE ELIZABETH GILLIS PROFESSIONAL SCREENWRITER & GHOSTWRITER

Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis Professional Screenwriter & Ghostwriter

List of Personal Screenplays

THE GENERAL’S WIFE – WWII Period Drama/ThrillerStory Development & Script Writers: Suzanne E. Gillis & Charles Gibb, PhD 

A German youth’s loyalties are suddenly tested when he discovers that his American born mother is working as a spy for the Allies to gather Hitler’s secrets from his father who is a Nazi General.

CONSIDER – Scriptshark.com
Semi-Finalist – Blue Cat Screenplay Contest

THE NAUGHTY BOY – Holiday/Action/Family
Story Development & Screenwriters: Suzanne Gillis & Kyle Watson

When the demand for the new electronic toys threatens to shut down Christmas, Santa must prove he still has what it takes to keep his elves employed by turning a particularly ‘naughty boy’ into a ‘nice’ by Christmas morning.

RECOMMEND by Head Reader at Gallagher Literary Agency
CONSIDER from Scriptshark.com

DOG GONE DUBIE – Family/Comedy/Romance
Story Development & Screenwriters: Suzanne Gillis and Craig Frankel

An overweight dishwasher and recent loser of the Annual Coney Island Hotdog Eating Contest is forced to join a weight loss program by his overbearing mother. He soon finds himself falling in love the programs beautiful dietician who has sworn to rid him of his ‘’food-fetish’ and to end his goal of owning his own ‘hand-rolled gourmet Smash dog’ hotdog business.

CONSIDER from ScriptShark.com
HONORABLE MENTION – ‘The Happy Writer’s Contest’

MR. ANONYMOUS – Romance/Comedy
Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

A romantically challenged mortician who longs for a family of his own suddenly finds himself to be the most sought-after sperm donor in all of New York and in love with an unhappily married new neighbor who might just be carrying ‘one of his own.’

Represented – Consider Scriptshark.com & Optioned

THE MOTHER LOAD – Family/Comedy/Romance
Original Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis

When a career-driven businesswoman discovers that she has a pattern of falling for men who all have serious ‘mother issues’ — she vows to never date another man again unless she meets his mother first. Soon she is dating a co-worker who seems to have the ’perfect mother’ only to discover after they are engaged, that she is in fact NOT his real mother – who is a complete nightmare.

Represented – Consider Scriptshark.com & Optioned

UNDATABLE YOU – Comedy/Romance
Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

When a newly divorced owner of a famous dating service makes a public announcement that she can make anyone in the city of Boston completely ‘dateable’, she is suddenly confronted by her most ‘undatable’ client of all – a unruly man who insists she make good on her ‘public promise’ or else put her out of ‘the love business’ forever.

Represented – Recommend – Scriptshark.com

CUPID’S DAY OFF – Fantasy/Comedy/Romance
Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

When New York City’s most beloved Cherub is forced to take Valentine’s day off — in retaliation for making too many ‘happily-ever-after-couples’ in advance of the holiday – the Cherub decides to get even with his superiors by spending the day discovering what all this ‘human love business’ is about – first hand.

Previously Represented – Optioned

IN-BETWEEN – Fantasy/Black Comedy/Drama
Original Screenplay and Screenwriter: Suzanne E. Gillis

When a seventeen-year-old virgin finds himself suddenly dead and assigned to an Arch Angel ‘from hell’ whose sexual past is the stuff he always dreamed of — he refuses to enter the afterlife until until he can have sex with an actual ‘living’ woman. 

Consider – Scriptshark.com

THE GAMEKEEPER – Family/Action Adventure/Fantasy
Original Screenplay and Screenwriter: Suzanne E. Gillis

On Hallows Eve three a pre-teen boy purchases an elaborate ‘Dungeons and Dragon’s’ style board game that traps him and his baby brother inside a Medieval world.  While the evil Wizard Zorak stalks and tries to kill them in order to maintain his ‘evil powers’ — the other two boys try and play the game in order to save their lives.

Recommend – Scriptshark.com
Previously in Development

UNDER MY SKIN – Broad Comedy/Romance
Original Screenplay and Professional Screenwriter: Suzanne Gillis

A thrice divorced Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon is desperate to save his failing career which is suddenly threatened by a ‘new’ surgeon in town who is stealing all his famous patients.  Soon he is talked into transforms a hopelessly romantic male chef into a female goddess — in order to prove he hasn’t lost his ‘golden touch’ – only to find himself suddenly falling in love with his ‘newest’ patient.

TOP TEN on Triggerstreet.com for Two years
Recommend – Scriptshark.com