Susan Graef is an editor based in New York City. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 1984, Susan began her career working on independent film projects such as Chirstine Vachon's "Days Are Numbered" (Art Director), Eric Mitchell's "The Way It Is" (Editor) and Steve Buscemi and Boone Jr's short film "Checkmate" (Editor).
She began her work in feature films as an apprentice editor on the now legendary "Ishtar" directed by Elaine May and served as Assistant Editor on such films as "Scent Of A Woman","Fresh", "The Cowboy Way", and "The Music Of Chance".
As Editor, Susan has worked on a number of successful Independent Feature films that include Edward Burn's "She's The One" (Fox searchlight/1997), Maria Maggenti's "The Incredibly True Adventure of Two GIrls In Love" (Fine Line Features/1995), Eric Schaeffer's "If Lucy Fell" (Tristar/1996) and Michael Rauch's "In The Weeds". Of the eighteen features Susan has edited, four were selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.
Though her training started in Features with the emphasis on comedy, Susan turned her skills toward Television working for two seasons on "Ed", a comedy starring Tom Cavanagh and "Love Monkey" which teamed her again with director/writer/producer Michael Rauch and also starring Tom. She has experience working with non scripted shows such as "Dog The Bounty Hunter" and "Border Wars" and more recently worked on dramatic scripted TV shows including "Kings" and "The Philanthropist".
Susan lives on the Upper West side in New York City with her husband and two children. She has recently completed a teaching commitment at NYU where she taught "Intro To Editing". She looks forward to returning to the editing work force and her next project.