About

WHAT WE DO

BusEye Films, LLC is an independent film company which develops in-house documentary and narrative projects. We do not accept unsolicited scripts.

snshotWHO WE ARE

Suzanne Niedland, founder and managing director of BusEye Films, LLC., is an award winning filmmaker and actor. She has been active in the entertainment industry for most of her life, working professionally on stage and television, voice-overs and in radio as co-host for a top rated morning show in North Florida. She earned a Masters in Documentary Filmmaking from University of Florida and is a member of many professional organizations, including SAG, AFTRA, AEA, Women in Film and International Documentary Association. Suzanne also serves as a Director for the Palm Beach Film and Television Commission; The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; and serves on the National Committee for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.

WHAT IS A BUSEYE?

I "met" BusEye when researching the award winning documentary, Miss Lil's Camp. At Laurel Falls Camp for girls, in Clayton, Georgia back in the '20s, '30s and '40s, there lived a permanent year round resident. BusEye was an imaginary creature Lillian Smith created to bring joy, delight and mystery to the campers' experiences. While researching Miss Lil's Camp and interviewing the former campers, reading stories they had written when they were young girls, I "met" BusEye over and over again. The stories about him were wonderful and to hear women in their 70?s and 80?s laughing as they recounted in vivid detail different experiences they remembered about BusEye, left quite an impression on me. How wonderful that an imaginary creature is still delighting the women decades later.

With BusEye, anything was possible.

When choosing a name for my new production entity, I wanted something personal that would put a smile on my face and hold the meaning of what my goals and intentions are in future projects. I wanted to honor Lillian Smith and her amazing ideals, using BusEye as my tool, much as she did at Laurel Falls Camp.