SUSAN MORGAN COOPER
Susan Morgan Cooper was born in a tiny village in Wales, where her parents put on plays to raise money for charity.
Susan came to America as an actress scoring a small role in a Clint Eastwood movie. She soon discovered however that film editing excited her much more than acting.
When she met a young Croatian girl displaced by the Balkan War, Susan felt compelled to make her first documentary "Mirjana, One Girlís Journey."
"Itís ironic that in a dramatic short I made about a photographer in Vietnam ("Stringers"), I used some of the images of Eddie Adams."
"I have always been fascinated by war photographers. Probably the one thing I can claim to share with Eddie Adams is a fascination with displaced and oppressed people."
A project Susan is developing with "Fairplay Pictures" centers around the street children of Rio and the Death Squads that routinely murder them.
8 years ago Susan made a film about a remarkable cop in East Los Angeles, who turned around the lives of a group of gang kids, grooming them into a winning roller hockey team.
"I made a promise to them all that one day I would make a real movie about them. This is the year!" In 2008 Susan is set to direct the feature film based on their story called "Roadrunners".