Susanne and The Man

Susanne and The Man is a short film written by Chelsea Gonzalez. Directed by Milena Govich

Cast & Crew



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Chelsea Gonzalez- Writer/Producer/Susanne-

                   CHELSEA GONZALEZ is an actress, writer, and producer originally from Sarasota, Florida. As an actress, she has been seen in Criminal Minds (CBS), Castle (ABC), The Mindy Project (Hulu), and Ouija: Origin of Evil (Blumhouse) to name a few.

                   This is Chelsea’s first time writing and producing but knows that it will be the first of many many more projects to come. She holds a BFA in acting from Syracuse University, is represented by Shane Monaco at Authentic Talent and Literary Management, and resides full time in Los Angeles.

Milena Govich- Director

MILENA GOVICH is a director, actress, and musician. As a director, she was recently selected for AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop For Women under the mentorship of Paul Feig, She is in post production for her short film and TV series proof of concept called UNSPEAKABLE, starring Laura Vandervoort. Milena made her first official foray into directing with the short film, TEMPORARY, which has won awards at multiple festivals. She has also mentored with over a dozen established film and television directors.

As an actress, Milena first gained national attention on Television in CBS’s Love Monkey, then as the prostitute/con artist, Candy, on three seasons of Rescue Me. She also starred in the Dick Wolf series Conviction which led to her role as the first and only female detective on the Emmy winning series, Law & Order. She has been featured or recurring on numerous other TV shows: K-Ville (FOX), The Defenders (CBS), Make it or Break it (ABC Family), and Lori Stevens on the MTV drama, Finding Carter.

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Natalie Britton- Producer/1st Assistant Director

            NATALIE BRITTON is an Actor/Producer/1st AD from Dublin, Ireland. She studied on a scholarship at the ADADEMY OF LIVE AND RECORDED ARTS in London before moving to Los Angeles in 2010.

            Natalie has produced and 1st AD’ed on several films including the new Emily Dickinson biopic, ‘Wild Nights with Emily,’ starring Molly Shannon, ‘The Gleaner,’ Written by Eric Simonson (The Man in the High Castle) and directed by Harry Lennix (The Blacklist), and ‘Sam Did It’ by Dominic Burgess and starring Alfred Molina.

            Her Film/Television acting credits include ‘Fuller House,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ ‘Girlboss,’ and ‘Doubt’ and is appearing in a lead role opposite Ed Asner in the feature film ‘In Nino,’ set for theatrical release this year. 

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Senda Bonnet- Director of Photography

Born and raised in France, SENDA BONNET graduated from the prestigious La FEMIS Cinema School of Paris with a concentration in cinematography. Senda was classically trained to shoot on film, but quickly adopted digital technology. She is a third generation filmmaker and has been passionate about the medium of motion pictures and the possibility of telling stories through images since she was a little girl—filmmaking is in her blood.

 Her documentary work and feature films have taken her around the globe and her work has won awards and been shown at major film festivals. One of her more recent projects’ “La Robe Bleu (The Blue Dress)” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.


Chris “THX” Goodman

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@THXBEATS is a Los Angeles based music producer and touring DJ. He's multi-platinum and Grammy nominated. He specializes in making all-genres of music with an emphasis on Film and Television. Credits include: Chris Brown, Jill Scott, BJ the Chicago Kid, Anderson.Pakk, The Game, Snoop Dogg and much more.


Johnathan McClain- ‘Stan’

            Johnathan McClain’s Career in theater, film, and television spans 25 years. Theater credits include work with the Lincoln Center Theatre and Tony Award winning director Daniel Sullivan as well as multiple collaborations with Tony Award winning director Pam MacKinnon and Tony nominated director Trip Cullman. Film credits include independent features as well as an appearance in Todd Hanes’ Academy Award nominated FAR FROM HEAVAN. Johnathan currently recurs on the CBS drama SEAL TEAM alongside Jessica Pare with whom he also appeared in a reccuring role on the final season of MAD MEN. Along with numerous other recurring and guest starring roles, Johnathan has been seen as a regular on several TV series, most notably as the lead of the TV LAND sitcom, RETIRED AT 35. He is also a proud member of the WGA with two TV projectscurrently in development at production companies, as well as a novel he can’t yet talk much about, but which is set for publication in 2018. He devides his time between New York and Los Angeles with his wife, Laura. 


Additional Credits


           Blake/Waiter                                Noah Weisberg

           Waitress                                        Dionne Gipson

                 Man 1                                            Adrian Hernandez

                    Man 2                                            Francis Lloyd Corby



                      Production Designer                    Brittany Taylor Visser

              1st Assistant Camera                    Brieana Johnson

               2nd Assistant Camera                 Savannah Sivert

         Script Supervisor                         Blair Nichols

          Colorist                                        Gray Marshall

    Sound Designer                           Scott Neff

             Sound Mixer                               Jeff Deslauriers

        Gaffer                                         Adam Unruh

        Grip                                             Aaron Pong

             Swing                                         Stephen Moffatt

     DIT                                             Chris Spies

         Makeup Artist                           Liberty Cabael

       Stills Photographer                  Martin Varona

    Productions Assistant             Jason Tozier

                                                                         Genevieve ‘Evie’ Davis



“Stan Played Himself”

Music by Chris “THX” Goodman

Lyrics by Chelsea Gonzalez

Performed by Chelsea Gonzalez


Special Thanks


Continental Kitchen

We Make Movies

La Boheme

Joseph Gonzalez

Penny Gonzalez


© 2017, Chelsea Gonzalez, All Rights Reserved

@Susanne and The Man 2017