Susan Ruth

Writer/Director – “The First”
In 2024, Susan Ruth completed her debut turn as a writer and director with her short film, “The First.” Susan co-produced her film with horror legend John Penney (Return of the Living Dead III, Reborn, The Kindred), the film is set in 1928 and explores sex, love, vulnerability, fear, gender politics, and mythos. Although new to filmmaking, Susan has been telling stories through songwriting (Reba, The United, Erdem Kinay, and her own award-winning albums), abstract painting, and as founder and host of the Hey Human podcast (which she founded in 2016).