Susan Korda grew up in New York City and Vienna, Austria, where she attended medical school "for a New York second" before returning to her home town to study filmmaking at CCNY. She worked as an editor for over 20 years, and attributes the editing room for her creative and spiritual advancement.
With David Leitner, Korda directed and produced the award-winning documentary “Vienna is Different;" her personal documentary “One of Us“ was the result of her 2-year Fulbright fellowship in Berlin. In 2014 Korda completed her short narrative, “Salomea’s Nose.”The Oscar™ nominated documentary “For All Mankind” was edited by Susan and she was editor and creative collaborator on Sandi Du Bowski’s ground-breaking “Trembling Before G-d.” She was story consultant on Alan Berliner’s “The Sweetest Sound” and “First Cousin Once Removed," and a producer on Emily & Sarah Kunstler’s “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.” First Cousin and the Kunstler film were short-listed for Academy awards.
Korda teaches at Columbia University and conducts editing and story-telling workshops in the U.S., Europe, Israel and South Africa. Currently she lives in New York City and is working on her “Jerusalem Project,” in which she is finding the similarities and differences in the dreams, fairytales, superstitions, cooking recipes and jokes amongst Christians, Muslims and Jews of Jerusalem.