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 currently serves as the president of Gamechanger Films, an equity fund that finances women-directed feature films.
She produced Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz's buddy comedy LAND HO! (Sundance 2014, Sony Pictures Classics); Tze Chun's crime thriller COLD COMES THE NIGHT, starring Alice Eve, Logan Marshall-Green, and Bryan Cranston (Sony/Goldwyn); Marshall Lewy's CALIFORNIA SOLO starring Robert Carlyle (Sundance 2012, Strand Releasing); P. Benoit's STONES IN THE SUN starring Edwidge Danticat (Tribeca 2012, winner of Best Diaspora Feature Award at 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 (Woodstock 2012, FilmBuff). She was the consulting producer on Olivia Silver's ARCADIA, starring John Hawkes (Berlin 2012 Crystal Bear Award, Film Movement). Louie also executive produced Ishai Setton's THE KITCHEN, starring Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, and Dreama Walker (GenArt 2012 Closing Night, Monterey Media). 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.
Louie 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 and named “100 Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter.”
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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