Natchez is a feature documentary that explores history and memory in the American South.



About the Filmmakers


Suzannah Herbert
Suzannah Herbert

Suzannah Herbert is a documentary director and editor from Memphis, whose directing work focuses on the American South. Herbert directed and produced the twice Emmy-nominated film WRESTLE Independent Lens). Named one of the top 5 documentaries of 2019 by the National Board of Review, lauded as “Superb” by the LOS ANGELES TIMES, and hailed a NEW YORK TIMES Critic’s Pick, WRESTLE was released theatrically by Oscilloscope. Herbert frequently collaborates on Bob Dylan film projects, most recently editing the permanent experiential film at Tulsa’s Bob Dylan Center. She edited Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nominated music video, “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and the award-winning vérité film A WOMAN ON THE OUTSIDE (SXSW2022). Herbert got her start associate producing Shola Lynch’s FREE ANGELA & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS and assistant editing Martin Scorsese’s ROLLING THUNDER REVUE.


Darcy McKinnon
Darcy McKinnon

Darcy McKinnon is a documentary filmmaker based in New Orleans, whose recent work includes Algiers, America (Hulu, 2023), Under G-d (dir. Paula Eiselt, Sundance 2023), Look at Me! XXXTENTACION (dir. Sabaah Folayan, 2022) and The Neutral Ground (dir. CJ Hunt, 2021). She’s currently in production on Nailah Jefferson’s Commuted, Katie Mathews’ Roleplay, Jason Fitzroy Jeffers’ The First Plantation and Suzannah Herbert’s Natchez. Her work has been on POV, LPB and Cinemax and Hulu, and has screened at Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, CPH:DOX and more. Darcy is an alum of the Impact Partners Producing Fellowship and the Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellowship, and a recipient of American Documentary’s Creative Visionary Award in 2023

Premieres & Awards

Suzannah Herbert selected

2024 Film Independent Documentary Story Lab