Mark Suozzo’s career in music includes work as an accomplished guitarist, arranger, composer and conductor.


He began his career in film working with indie director Whit Stillman. Their first collaboration, Metropolitan earned numerous nominations and awards. Its success led to the films BarcelonaThe Last Days of Disco and Damsels in Distress. Their latest collaboration is The Cosmopolitans for Amazon Studios.

Mark‘s music attracted the attention of documentary filmmakers Jan Oxenberg (Thank You and Goodnight), Michael Camerini & Shari Robertson (Well Founded Fear, How Democracy Works Now and The Senators' Bargain), Roger Weisberg (Why Can’t We Be A Family Again), Josh Aronson (Sound and Fury), and Kristi Jacobson (Toots) resulting in numerous awards including several Academy Award nominations. His TV Documentaries include Chana Gazit's Test Tube Babies and The Forgotten Plague for PBS' American Experience.

In 1996, Mark began working with Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. This collaboration yielded the documentaries Off The Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s, The Young and the Dead and Wanderlust, their extraordinary first feature film, American Splendor, and their follow-up The Nanny Diaries.

Mark scored indie director Mary Harron's well-received feature film The Notorious Bettie Page.

He has contributed arrangements to many recording artists, including Creed, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston, the Matrix, Jaheim and Britney Spears.

Mark resides in New York City.

Selected works

Feature Films



Damsels in Distress
 (Sony Picture Classics) 
Produced and directed by Whit Stillman. Featuring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacElmore, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Caitlin Fitzgerald

  • Closing Night Film-Venice Film Festival 2011 
  • Official Selection-Toronto Film Festival 2011 

The Nanny Diaries (MGM/The Weinstein Co.)
Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Featuring Scarlet Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. 

The Notorious Bettie Page (Picturehouse/HBO) 
Directed by Mary Harron. Featuring
Gretchen Mol, David Strathairn and Lily Taylor. 

American Splendor (Fine Line/HBO) 
Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Featuring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis

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  • Academy Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay 
  • Grand Jury Prize-Sundance Festival 2003 
  • Fipresci Prize-Cannes 2003 (Un Certain Regard) 
  • Best Film-National Film Critics Circle

The Last Days of Disco (Gramercy/Castle Rock) 
Produced and directed by Whit Stillman.

Barcelona (Fine Line/Castle Rock) 
Produced and directed by Whit Stillman.

Metropolitan (New Line) 
Produced and directed by Whit Stillman.

  • Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Screenplay 
  • Silver Leopard-Locarno Film Festival 
  • Best Film-Deauville Film Festival 
  • Best First Film-New York Film Critics Circle 

Documentary Films

The Senators' Bargain (HBO)

A film by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini. 

For the Bible Tells Me So (First Run Features) 
Produced and Directed by Dan Karslake. 

  • Documentary Competition - Sundance Festival 2007
  • Best Documentary - Seattle Film Festival 2007 

 

Toots
Directed by Kristi Jacobson. 
  

  • Documentary Competition - Tribeca Festival 2006
  • National Board of Review - Top 5 documentaries of 2007

 

  Shelter Dogs (HBO)

Directed by Cynthia Wade. 

  • Grand Jury Prize- Director’s View Festival 2003 
  • Audience Award-Newport International Film Festival 2003 

The Young & The Dead (HBO) 
Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. 

  • Official Entrant -Venice Film Festival 2000 

Sound & Fury (PBS/Channel Four) 
Produced by Roger Weisberg; Directed by Josh Aronson. 

  • Academy Award Nomination 
  • National Board of Review Award 
  • Documentary Competition-Sundance Festival 2000 
  • Official Entrant -New Directors /New Films 

Well-Founded Fear (POV) 
A film by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini. 

  • Best Documentary-3rd Annual New York Docfest 
  • Documentary Competition-Sundance Festival 2000 

Off The Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (Cinemax/Northern Arts) 
Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. 

  • Best Documentary-The Hamptons Film Festival 
  • Special Jury Award- Locarno Festival

Television



The Cosmopolitans (Amazon Studios)  

Produced and Directed by Whit Stillman

 

The Forgotten Plague: Tuberculosis in America (PBS)
Written and directed by Chana Gazit

I Have Tourettes, But Tourettes Doesn't Have Me (HBO)  
Directed by Ellen Goosenberg Kent 

Terry Sanford and the New South (PBS)
Written and directed by Thomas Lennon 

Why Can’t We Be A Family (PBS) 
A film by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel. 

  • Academy Award Nomination for Documentary Short Subject 2003 
  • Short Documentary Competition-Sundance Festival 2003 

Recorded Arrangements

Special Day (Warner Bros. Records)
By Malik Pendleton; recorded by Jaheim 

Anticipating (Jive Records) 
By Josh & Brian; recorded by Britney Spears 

I Run Away (Jive Records) 

 By Josh & Brian; recorded by Britney Spears 

With Arms Wide Open (Windup Records) 
By Stapp & Tremonti, recorded by Creed 

  • Grammy Winner - Best rock song 
  • 2 Grammy Nominations 
  • Number 1, Billboard Hot 100 
  • 2 VH1 My Music Awards