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2023 Arts & Culture Awards

Mary Sue Connolly

Mary Sue Connolly is a filmmaker, editor and producer. She has been a professional editor/producer for television since 2004, working for CNN, CBS and CBS Television Distribution. During her time at CBS, Mary Sue edited numerous award-winning investigative reports. She has made two feature length documentaries as well as numerous short docs. Mary Sue put her life on hold to create Overdosed, a documentary about the opioid crisis that affected her immediate family. This feature length documentary takes place in West Virginia and Mary Sue serves as director, videographer and editor. Overdosed screened at film festivals worldwide and is now available to stream on RakutenTV, Amazon and IFI player. It is being used by the DEA to train investigators and is in universities and addiction study programs across the United States.

Mary Sue has a young daughter and the family divides its time between Brooklyn, New York and County Waterford, Ireland.

2023 Arts & Culture Awards