Sue Bruce Smith

Sue Bruce Smith

Sue began her career in film at Palace Pictures in 1985, working on such iconic titles as Absolute Beginners, The Company of Wolves and Scandal.  She followed this in 1989 with a 4 year stint at BFI Production, handling international sales on iconic titles such as Draughtsmans Contract, Distant Voices Still Lives and Wittgentein.  Next she worked with BBC Worldwide looking after their investment in film and working closely with the BBC Films team on putting together films such as Mrs Brown, The Snapper, I Went Down and Persuasion. In 1997, she left to join the sales team at Film4 and after two years took over running the international sales operation overseeing such titles as East is East, Sexy Beast and Charlotte Gray.  She moved to Dublin with her young family in 2001 joining independent production company LittleBird and whilst there exec-produced several films including Brad McGann’s In My Father’s Den.

In 2004 she was invited to re-join the new incarnation of Film4 as Head of Commercial Development to help steer the financing and distribution strategies for the Film4 slate and has been lucky enough to work with the teams behind films such as Slumdog Millionaire, Hunger, Iron Lady, Selfish Giant, In Bruges, ’71, Room and Carol.

Sue is currently a board member of Protagonist Pictures and The Dublin International Film Festival. 

BIFA Roles

Event Committee Member