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HBO & NYWIFT Present: Industry Screening + Conversation “I Hate Suzie,” 1/13

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th for a screening and pre-recorded conversation with the creative team of the HBO Max original series, I Hate Suzie

Suzie Pickles, a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her in an extremely compromising position is released for the whole world to see. This excruciatingly honest show follows the various stages of Suzie’s trauma episode by episode, through Shock, Denial, Fear, Shame, Bargaining, Guilt, Anger, and Acceptance as Suzie and her best friend and manager Naomi try to hold her life, career, and marriage together in the face of being exposed for who she truly is. But who the hell even is that?

Streaming now on HBO Max.

Watch the film: Watch the series on HBO MAX or email for a link
Watch the Pre-recorded Conversation: Jan 13th at 10AM EST
Cost: Free

Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.




Last year Nathaniel Martello-White starred in the Sky Atlantic miniseries I Hate Suzie opposite Billie Piper and it was the No. 2 show in 2020 according to The Guardian. He also appeared in Steve McQueen’s BBC project Small Axe (No. 3 on the Guardian list), playing a fantastic part in Mangrove, the first of his stand-alone films which was part of the official selection for the 2020 virtual Cannes festival. He joins a cast that includes Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Jack Lowden and Malachi Kirby. Other notable television work includes the BBC drama Collateral opposite Carey Mulligan directed by SJ Clarkson, the Sky Altantic/Showtime mini series Guerilla opposite Idris Elba, Frieda Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Rory Kinnear that was written and directed by John Ridley and the lead in the CBS drama One Dollar created by Craig Zobel. Other credits include Peter Mackie Burns’ feature Daphne and Jack Thorne’s Ch4 drama KIRI. Nathaniel’s theatre credits include playing ‘Mark’ in the original production of People, Places & Things at the National, writing Blackta which premiered at the Young Vic and Torn which played at the Royal Court. On the writing front he has two features very far down the line, one with the BFI and Film 4 and the other he is developing with Ian Rickson. He has multiple TV series in development, and a play for the Royal Court. He was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2017 and the first artist to be featured as a multi hybrid – Actor/Director/Writer.

Daniel Ings plays COB, opposite Billie Piper, in the critically acclaimed Sky Atlantic series I Hate Suzie. He starred in CBS pilot-to-series Instinct opposite Alan Cumming, running for two series and also features as Commander Mike Parker in smash-hit Netflix series The Crown. Daniel stars in a leading role alongside Johnny Flynn and Antonia Thomas in all three series of Lovesick, appears in a suitably harrowing episode of Black Mirror, and features opposite Gillian Anderson in the ever-popular Sex Education. Last year, he shot Julian Fellowes’ charming historical drama The English Game – also streaming on Netflix. He’s a familiar face on the BBC’s W1A, playing the role of Matt Taverner in all three series to date. Feature film credits include the role of Zach in Eddie The Eagle For 20th Century Fox, Jack Ryan And Walt Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Leila Farzad graduated from Oxford University with a Degree in Modern Languages and trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her most recent theatre includes the all female Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe and Julius Caeser at the Bridge Theatre. Her recent TV appearances include: I Hate Suzie, Count Arthur Strong, Innocent, Cuffs, Man Down, Twenty Twelve, Law & Order and Married Single Other.

Mara Webster (moderator) is a programmer, producer, content curator, moderator and interviewer.  She is the Co-Founder and Head of Programming for In Creative Company, a year round digital talk series focusing on in depth craft driven discussions around the creative process across film, television, theater and the arts. Prior to this her most recent role was programming, producing and moderating screenings and talks at SAG-AFTRA Foundation both in person and online.  She has also moderated numerous panels for other companies including Netflix, AppleTV+, HBO, IFC Films, BAFTA and numerous film festival Q&A’s. In her time as Director of Panels & Special Events and an Associate Programmer at Tribeca Film Festival she grew the talks program creating new strands of programming in film, tv, theater, VR and music and produced the inaugural TIME’S UP conference. At Tribeca she was involved in programming feature films and tv where she helped to launch television into both the festivals main slate and contributed to the creation of the Tribeca TV Festival. She has worked in key roles with numerous events including Vulture Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival and Sundance. She currently consults as an Associate Programmer in Features & Episodic for Sundance and for The New York Times events team. Born and raised in England by a Texan and a Scot, she now calls New York home!

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