“Working with the WASP and historian Dr. Kate Landdeck has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I am honored be able to tell the story of these American heroes, who deserve their rightful place in American military history,” Bill Suchy.
Bill Suchy has written, produced, directed or been creative consultant on over fifty documentaries and television series, programs that have earned one Oscar nomination, four Emmys, seven Emmy nominations and fifteen Telly awards.
Bill's first nature/wildlife film, the PBS documentary Cats, became one of the most watched programs in PBS history. Bill went on to make the acclaimed PBS environmental films, In Praise of Wild Florida, For the Love of Manatees, A Citrus Legacy, Future Vision, Landscape Linkages, and Nature’s Landlords. He was also a creative and production consultant on the National Geographic Special, Realm of the Alligator.
While producing wildlife and environmental programs Bill became aware the disposing of the radioactive waste produced by the making of nuclear weapons threatened our environment. To bring the problems to light he teamed with filmmaker Mark Mori to make the Oscar nominated nuclear issue film Building Bombs, a film that helped change the way radioactive waste is handled.
Bill took a break from documentary films when asked to become a Managing Producer for Disney Attractions Television where he created and directed the Emmy nominated children’s series, Secrets of the Animal Kingdom. Bill remained in television series production creating the Emmy winning cable TV series, Sports Zone and producing TV series including American Health & Fitness, Rollerjam, Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star, Winter with the Writers, Behind the Indie Camera, Old Dogs Music, and Writing in the Upward Years.
Returning to documentary filmmaking in 2003 Bill received his first documentary Emmy for, Earl Cunningham: The Dragon of St. George Street, a film revealing the life and art of acclaimed folk artist Earl Cunningham. In 2011 Bill was introduced to the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and immediately wanted to tell their full story.
It took over four years to bring the WASP story to life in Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Pilots. In 2015 the documentary was nominated for the Suncoast Emmy for Historical Documentary and received the Silver Telly documentary award..