MYNETTE LOUIE | PRODUCER
Mynette is a New York-based independent film producer, and winner of the 2013 Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award, given to "producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality independent films."
She produced Marshall Lewy's CALIFORNIA SOLO starring Robert Carlyle, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2013 by Strand Releasing; P. Benoit's STONES IN THE SUN starring Edwidge Danticat, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and won the Best Diaspora Feature Award the Africa Movie Academy Awards; and Tze Chun's critically acclaimed CHILDREN OF INVENTION, which premiered at Sundance 2009, played over 50 film festivals, won 17 festival awards, and was released theatrically and on DVD and VOD in 2010.
Mynette also produced Doug Karr's ART MACHINE, starring Joseph Cross, Jessica Szohr, and Joey Lauren Adams, which premiered at the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival and will be released in 2014. She is the consulting producer on Olivia Silver's ARCADIA, starring John Hawkes, which won the Crystal Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, and was released in 2013. Louie also executive produced Ishai Setton's THE KITCHEN, starring Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, and Dreama Walker, which premiered as the Closing Night Film at the 2012 Gen Art Film Festival, and was released in 2013. She co-produced Andrew Bujalski's MUTUAL APPRECIATION, which premiered at SXSW and was named one of the top ten films of 2006 by Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, the Village Voice, and Artforum, among others.
Most recently, Louie produced Tze Chun's crime thriller COLD COMES THE NIGHT, starring Alice Eve, Logan Marshall-Green, and Bryan Cranston, which will be released by Sony in the UK on September 20, 2013 and in the US in early 2014. She serves on advisory boards for the Sundance Institute, IFP, and A3 Asian American Artists Foundation, and has been a consultant for international sales agent Visit Films. She was a fellow of the Rotterdam Producers Lab, Sundance Creative Producing Lab, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Film Independent. Louie was named in Ted Hope's list of "21 Brave Thinkers Of Truly Free Film" for the hybrid distribution strategy on CHILDREN OF INVENTION, and profiled in Indiewire’s “Futures” column, which features notable emerging talent in independent film. She blogs for IFP and Filmmaker Magazine, frequently speaks on panels at film festivals and markets, and guest lectures at universities.
Previously, Mynette served as Economic Development Specialist at the Hawaii Film Office, where she authored the state's refundable production tax credit legislation, oversaw the $7.3 million renovation of the state-owned film studio, and developed programs to foster local independent filmmaking. She also worked in marketing and business development at SportsIllustrated.com, Jupiter Research, and Time Magazine, and was a book critic for aMagazine: Inside Asian America.
A native New Yorker, Mynette graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where she studied Chinese film and literature.
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