Susan Luciani is a British writer and director. Her work has won multiple awards, reaching an audience of over 1 billion people, in 85 countries worldwide.
Susan has worked with a host of celebrated actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jim Carter, Joanna Lumley, Charles Dance, Stephen Campbell Moore, Denis Lawson, Lindsay Duncan and Liam Neeson.
”It’s a wonderfully evocative and sophisticated example of cinematic story telling. I love BURLESQUE FAIRYTALES, I know I will want to see it again and again. I will look forward to all future films with your name on it. Keep making beautiful, intelligent films.” Laurie Humphries, Director & Programmer, Female Eye Film Festival
“We enjoyed Burlesque Fairytales, a well acted film, beautifully shot.” Warner Bros
“Susan Luciani is the writer, the director, the all round genius of this piece.” Benedict Cumberbatch
“I thought DOLLS was just extraordinary. One of the keys of making short films, you want to create your own universe, have your own voice and this film has a spectacularly different, significant, coloured voice. I’ve not seen a film like it before.” Jeremy Howe, BBC
“Susan Luciani is an inventive and imaginative writer, very cinematic. DOLLS is undeniably a vibrant and original short. Her work is incredibly vivid and gothic with a haunting quality throughout, giving it a very distinctive feel.” Film 4
double barrel productions is a multi-award winning independent production company realising a passion for story telling on film, in theatre and through dance.
Our theatre work has played on stages at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Vaults Festival London Bloomsbury and East 15 Theatres, Mardis Gras London, O2 and Wembley Arenas. We’ve staged 4 original plays by writer director Susan Luciani in 2022-2023 season:
“What an important play. The nature of humanity, it doesn’t get much more profound, does it? …really did something powerful – what a success!…the A.I. robot was amazing, showed Earth’s environmental issues in a whole new light.” QUINTESSENCE
“A wonderful high impact audio-visual effects performance…Shadowless was amazing … a phenomenal achievement… so brilliant! What a show…writer director Susan Luciani is an alchemist!” SHADOWLESS
“Powerful, visceral, brilliantly acted…beautifully written and executed on stage…tremendously effective…a powerful message that these women were true heroines…wonderful.” EDIE’S WAR
“Really touching, what a great film…magical…congratulations on a wonderful production… a beautifully crafted, thought provoking and important piece of work…lovely, magical narrative…wonderful storytelling and effects.” ANGEL Play livestream
We’ve created promos for international brands including Hilton, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Sony, Durex and for charities Grief Encounter supporting children through bereavement, Happy Child rescuing street children in Brazil, Satpuda Tiger Foundation in India and Battersea London, IAP, Comic Relief, The Olympic Games, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games, UNICEF, NHS, World Vision and the UN.
Our film work has broadcast on SKY and BBC TV and headlined at International Film Festivals with our debut feature film Burlesque Fairytales, screened in over 60 countries world wide.
Company Directors Susan Luciani and Lindsay McFarlane (Emmy Award winner, BAFTA nominated) have also worked in Camera and Visual Effects on over 30 feature films including StarWars VII, Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and Narnia, overseeing budgets up to £100m.