Susan Zwerman is the heart and soul of the Exceptional Minds Studio, known for her work on Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, War for the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 while working as the VFX Studio Executive Producer at Exceptional Minds, a non-profit vocational school and studio that prepares young adults on the Autism Spectrum for careers in digital animation and visual effects.
Her credit has appeared on a succession of high-profile motion pictures including Broken Arrow, Alien Resurrection, Men of Honor, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Guardian. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Visual Effects Society. She is the recipient of the 2013 Frank Capra Achievement Award in recognition of career achievement and service to the industry and to the Directors Guild of America.
A special highlight in Ms. Zwerman's career was winning the Grammy Award for "Best Concept Music Video" in 1988 for producing I'm Fat, the music video starring Weird Al Yankovic.
In addition, Ms. Zwerman is a well-known seminar leader at many universities, teaching visual effects techniques in the entertainment field. Ms. Zwerman is a co-author of the seminar book on producing visual effects, The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX.