One of the things that I really loved about putting this documentary together, is the people who I met and who appear in “Match & Marry.” All of them have been very helpful, welcoming, and supportive. They are true gems. I must say, I made a whole new group of Orthodox Jewish friends.
Suzannah Warlick, Director
Suzannah Warlick took an interest in videography and editing in 1990 when she got married. Not wanting a run of the mill wedding video, Suzannah and the wedding videographer agreed to edit the video together. It turned out to be quite entertaining and not your typical wedding video. Since her wedding, she has continued to pursue her interest.
From 1994 through 1999, Suzannah Warlick was an intern at Cable Vision Industries in Los Angeles, California where she held many roles including technical directing, assistant directing, and editing. She began producing, directing, and editing her own projects in 2000 when she started Bubble Soup Productions (bubble soup.com.)
Suzannah recently has been focusing her attention on producing documentaries. She has a background in teaching and the arts, and is naturally curious about a variety of topics. She enjoys educating the public in an entertaining way.
Suzannah’s first experimental 10 minute documentary, “The Queen’s Court,” focuses on three men transforming into women as they get ready for a transvestite party.
Her documentary, "Supporting Actors," about the brutal business of acting, is in distribution with The Cinema Guild (cinemaguild.com). This documentary continues to be sold to schools, colleges, universities, and libraries around the world.
Her 5 minute short , "One Moment," about a toddler's destruction of his house, was featured in the Kids First Film Festival during their first quarter tour in 2006. "The Kids First Film Festival has become the largest children's film festival in the world. It travels to 75+ cities and reaches an audience of more than 300,000 annually..."
She currently completed the documentary, "Match & Marry," involving matchmaking and marriage customs in the Orthodox Jewish Community. She is hoping to entertain and educate Jewish and secular audiences with this project.
At the same time, Suzannah has embarked on another documentary with co-director Michael Schwartz and host Chana Sharfstein. This documentary focuses on Scandinavian holocaust survivors and rescuers before, during, and after WWII.
Other projects completed by Suzannah Warlick include commercials, music videos, photo/video montages, weddings, and event videography. Samples of her work can be seen on
Michael Schwartz, Assistant Producer and Advisor
Michael Schwartz grew up in Crown Heights, NY and was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. He has been dedicated to capturing footage of all family events, traditions, and highlights, especially involving his grandfather. He is focusing on directing a documentary about his Chasidic roots.
Michael shared some of his family footage in “Match & Marry.“ Since it was difficult to obtain footage of a religious man going on a date, Michael immersed himself in the documentary so that this essential piece of dating information could be explored. He was also instrumental in locating matchmakers on the West Coast and for shooting B roll of Crown Heights. Most importantly, coming from an Orthodox Jewish background, Michael advised on how the community would react and accept the concepts that appear in the documentary.