The Sundance Institute recognizing her as a “visionary independent producer” named Susannah Ludwig the 2003 Mark Silverman Fellow. She is the co-founder of Persistence of Vision Films/Flourish Films; a New York based production company.
The fascinating and outrageous story of the largest unsolved art heist in American history is the subject of Ludwig’s latest film. This feature documentary entitled STOLEN is an in-depth exploration of this crime, which took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. STOLEN is also testament to the power of great works of art to move us to tears and to compel us to act. STOLEN has received support from The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council of the Arts, The Roy W. Dean Foundation and The Women in Film Finishing Fund.
Ms. Ludwig has been a major force in the realization of numerous critically acclaimed films including Our Song, directed by Jim McKay (released May 2001 by IFC Films), The Ballad of Ramblin Jack, (released by Lot 47 Films), Spring Forward starring Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber (distributed by IFC Films) and La Ciudad, (recipient of the Open Palm Award at the Gotham Awards, Best Picture at the Havana Film Festival and distributed by Zeitgeist Films.) She was an associate producer on Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music which is currently touring the festival circuit.
Ludwig has also produced numerous short subject films such as Shadowboxer, directed by Vilka Tzouras (premiered at the 2002 IFFM,) The Hat, directed by Julia Jordan and Terry Stacey (distributed by Bravo Networks,) and Weekend Getaway, directed by Elizabeth Holder (distributed by Hypnotic Inc.) Additionally, Ludwig has produced six behind-the-scenes documentaries for the American Movie Classics and the Independent Film Channel including The Making of Camp which aired on IFC in 2003.
In addition to her feature and television work, Ludwig often acts as producer on corporate videos and commercials. She is on the adjunct faculty at Long Island University where she teaches documentary film production.