Sue Backs

Sue Backs is an actor and director and recently film maker. She has a BA (Drama major, Political Science minor) from the U of A. She is also a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and was taught by Sanford Meisner.

While there she received their only scholarship (the Saax Bradbury) to study at RADA in London, UK. She has worked across Canada in theatre, film and tv. Selected credits include an acting honorable mention in The About Love Festival, Miriam in Beau Jest at Gallery 7 and Olive in The Women of Lockerby for Lock and Key Theatre.

Sue recently turned to film making and her short film (which she wrote, co-directed and starred in) Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or the Best Laid Plans has won an award of recognition from IndieFest in the US, was nominated at the London Film and TV awards, was a winner at the World Film Carnival Singapore and at the Royal Society of Television and Motion Picture Awards, is a finalist at the Golden Harvest Awards in Tokyo and has been selected to the Berlin Indie Festival and The Seventh Siding Festival of Film.

Shout out to Emmett Hanly as co-director and editor of those films and Sam and Emmett Hanly (my sons) for allowing me to include their humorous and loving stories. Grace and love to my family and my wonderful husband, I also want to thank our amazing director Ellie for this opportunity and thank our wonderful cast and crew. What a joy they have been to work with! Thanks for being here and stay safe my friends.

Roles at RCTC