Who is Curious Dog Creative LLC?
Curious Dog Creative LLC is a full- service film and stage production company located in Denton, Texas, an innovative two-university community less than an hour from the DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. CDC’s President Susan Carol Davis is a native Texan with broad film, television and stage production experience in Los Angeles, Nashville and the DFW area. Davis brings hands on experience to building a production team for your dream project and seeing that project to completion with skill, integrity and imagination.
Are you a stage and screen performer seeking career direction and coaching? Look to Curious Dog Creative LLC for personalized consultation focused on achieving goals that are most important to you. Come to CDC to launch a project, assess your entertainment career goals and connect with other professionals in your chosen field.
Susan Carol Davis
Susan Carol Davis is founder and president of Curious Dog Creative LLC. In conjunction with CDC, Davis diversifies her creative pursuits as an award-winning film/stage director, public television producer, actress and arts educator.
Denton, Texas is Susan’s hometown with degrees from Texas Christian University and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.
In her community, Susan serves as the Director of Film Programming for the Thin Line Fest and as the President of the arts nonprofit, Artists Enclave of Denton County.
Susan holds active membership in the International Documentary Association, Women in Film Dallas, Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors’ Equity Association.
In February 2020, Susan co-directed Texas Woman’s University’s groundbreaking production of the play, These Shining Lives, with Sharon Barnhill.
Public television involvement includes working as Associate Producer of the annual KERA program, Frame of Mind.
Most recent travels took Susan on the festival and public television broadcast circuit with the award-winning doc short films, Mack Minded and Mack Minded: Humanly Possible which she directed and produced. About that project, here is the synopsis: Before the acronym STEM even existed, Dr. Pauline Beery Mack, Texas Woman’s University professor in the 1950s-1970s, pioneered in the quest for knowledge in science, technology and statistical research. Her advances in bone density provided NASA invaluable information for manned spaceflight, earning Mack a Silver Snoopy award presented by Astronaut Jim Lovell in 1970, a time when women scientists were rarely recognized among their male peers.
Past directorial projects include doc shorts, Story Town with Weldon’s, Living Art: Jo Williams, Retno’s Refusal and Waking the Dead, with co-director, Elizabeth Harding.
Susan produced Retno’s Refusal; the documentary feature, When We Were All Broncos; Olive Tree Television’s web series, Spirit Horse, and the popular festival circuit short, The Importance of Blind Dating, featuring Stephen Tobolowsky.
Past Clients and Project Collaborators
Clients – Film and Television related
KERA / Frame of Mind
Texas Woman’s University
University of North Texas
Greater Denton Arts Council – Grant Recipient
Collaborators – Film and Television
Linda S. Anderson / Writer and Producer, Curious Dog Creative
Claire DeJarnett / Cinematographer and Editor, Curious Dog Creative
Catherine Gaffney / Actress, Dharma Road Productions
Mellina Stucky / Producer, Curious Dog Creative
Barton Weiss / Producer, Frame of Mind
Deanna Wheaton-Titzler / Texas Woman’s University
Arts – Nonprofit
Joshua Butler / Director, Thin Line Fest
Randall M. Good / Visual artist and writer, Artists Enclave of Denton County
Georgina Ngozi / Executive Director – Greater Denton Arts Council
Sarah Anne Adams / Actress, Mary Collins Agency
David Atkinson / Actor, Actors Co-op Theatre – Los Angeles
Brenda Ballard / Actress, Actors Co-op Theatre
James Buglewicz / Director and Producer, Dharma Road Productions
Patrick Bynane / Theatre Program Director, Texas Woman’s University
Susan Thornton / Artists Enclave of Denton County
Jill A. Massie / Dialect/ Dialogue Coach and Actress
Projects & Events
Mack Minded: Humanly Possible
Mack Minded: Humanly Possible - Teaser
Before the acronym STEM even existed, Dr. Pauline Beery Mack, Texas Woman’s University professor in the 1950s-1970s, pioneered in the quest for knowledge in science, technology and statistical research. Her advances in bone density provided NASA invaluable information for manned spaceflight, earning Mack a Silver Snoopy award presented by Astronaut Jim Lovell in 1970, a time when women scientists were rarely recognized among their male peers
Living Art: Jo Williams (Director)
Waking the Dead (Co-Director)
Retno’s Refusal (Co-Director/Co-Producer)
When We Were All Broncos (Associate Producer)