Susan Rivo received her MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University. Amy was her first film. The short was as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on several PBS stations. Amy received a Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network and First Prize for documentary at the California State University Media Arts Festival.
Susan currently lives in Boston where she is producing and directing Guardians of the City, a documentary about an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect and its relationship with the State of Israel. She is also directing and editing a Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities-funded documentary about the feminist movement in Boston in the late '60s and early '70s. Other producing credits include The Safest Four Walls, Harvard Contract 2001, and The Spirit, the Struggle and the Songs: Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.