Michael Sucsy (Director, Writer, Executive Producer) makes his directorial debut with Grey Gardens. After earning a Masters of Fine Arts in film from the prestigious Art Center College of Design, Sucsy began directing commercials. Dubbed one of the industry's crop of new directors to watch by Shoot! Magazine, he was subsequently nominated for the Young Director of the Year Award, given in conjunction with the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Sucsy's extensive film production experience during and prior to grad school includes "The One," "The Siege," "Deep Impact," "Godzilla," "Jungle 2 Jungle," "The Shadow Conspiracy" and "Mars Attacks!" He is also a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.