Suzanne Buirgy has created an impressive roster of credits in her 20-year career in Animation and Visual Effects. Suzanne began her career at Digital Domain, one of the premiere VFX houses in the country, where she spent nine years serving as DPM on a variety of films including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, XXX, The Italian Job and Peter Pan.
After arriving at DreamWorks Animation in 2005, Suzanne jumped into the role of Production Executive and worked on a number of films in that capacity including Over the Hedge,Kung Fu Panda, and Shrek the Third before moving into the role of Producer.
Suzanne was an Associate Producer on How to Train Your Dragonand acted as Co-Producer on Kung Fu Panda 2, which garnered an Academy Award® nomination for DreamWorks in 2012. She also produced Home which was released in March of 2015 and starred Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.
Currently, Suzanne is serving as producer on Abominable, a co-production between DreamWorks Animation and China’s Pearl Studio. Directed by Jill Culton and Co-directed by Todd Wilderman, it is slated for release in the fall of 2019.
Additionally, this native Californian spent a number of years on the road as a touring singer-songwriter. As a member of the all-girl band The Riveters, Suzanne played extensively in Los Angeles. She began her touring career after winning the prestigious “New Folk” award at the Kerrville Folk Festival and co-produced three records as a solo artist. Her beginnings as an actress in the long-running musical revue, A 5-6-7-8 as well as a principal role in the first national touring company of The New York Shakespeare Festival’s The Pirates of Penzance round out her eclectic career.
Suzanne draws upon her creative background and a degree from the University of Hard Knocks, adding her practiced understanding of both entertainment and production to the success of DreamWorks Animation films.