Sue Yeon Ahn is the Managing Director - US of SMUGGLER, an award-winning commercial, music video, theatre, and film/tv production company.
In her role as Managing Director, she oversees production, talent management, and director development as well as maintaining her role as Executive Producer for directors on the roster.
During her tenure at SMUGGLER, Sue has produced some of the most lauded work in the company’s acclaimed history, most notably Mark Molloy’s series for Apple, “The Underdogs.” The series of long form films redefined the high watermark for Branded Entertainment amassing a long list of accomplishments including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix, multiple Gold Cannes Lions as well as the top prizes at Ciclope, D&AD, shots, AICP, and The One Show, among others.
Sue has also been instrumental in developing the next generation of talent including the ascendant directing-duo rubberband., most known for their trademark films for Zara, Brand Jordan, Calvin Klein and their Sundance-winning short film “Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma.”
Prior to SMUGGLER, Sue worked as Executive Producer for The Directors Bureau, founded by Roman Coppola, where her innate sense of story and creative excellence achieved industry-wide recognition. While at The Directors Bureau she executive produced Jay-Z’s “Marcy Me” directed by the Safdie Brothers as well as Arcade Fire’s “We Exist” music video which garnered her a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Music Video.