Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Paloma Suau acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994. In 1996, Paloma started her own production company, Ninguna Ciencia (No Rocket Science). Since then, she has been producing, writing, directing and editing documentaries, short films, music videos, television specials, commercials and live concerts. She has directed artists like Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Jennifer López, Celia Cruz, José Feliciano, Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Julieta Venegas and Miguel Bosé, among others.
Between 2000 and 2007, Paloma wrote and directed a yearly music documentary focusing on Latin American artists and traditions. “El Especial del Banco Popular”, fulfilled one of Paloma’s ambitions: to deliver films that strengthen identity and celebrate diversity. In 2004, Paloma joined forces with Susan Koch to direct “DreamMakers”, a documentary about people who overcome constricting realities through clear vision and values. In 2007-2008 Paloma co-wrote, co-directed and edited, television comedy series: “Elena Santos”.
In 2009 Paloma wrote, directed and produced her short film “Palomitas” based on the work of David Simon M.D. her beloved teacher and healer. In 2010-2011, Paloma co-directed and did the principal photography of “The Five Awakenings”, a documentary about David Simon, co-founder of the Chopra Center, renowned neurologist and Ayurvedic authority. She accompanied David as he confronted his own mortality when diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. This experience solidified Paloma´s passion for Ayurveda, meditation and consciousness.
Paloma just completed “Family Life”, documentary on super star Miguel Bosé. This 9 year project is an intimate portrait of the spanish legend. She is currently in the developing stages of her first feature film, a musical :“Maestra Vida”, based on Rubén Blades’s salsa opera by the same name.
Committed to sharing the teachings of her beloved David Simon, Paloma became a Chopra Center Vedic Master in 2013 (Meditation, Perfect health and Yoga certified instructor). Today, she not only integrates this powerful knowledge in her film work but she teaches Ayurveda and Meditation in Puerto Rico and around the world.