Julie Lynn formed Mockingbird Pictures in 1999, with Bonnie Curtis joining in 2011. Ms. Lynn and Ms. Curtis recently completed the 2019 Terminator reboot, directed by Tim Miller. Mockingbird is in production on its first animated film, My Father’s Dragon, based upon the beloved children’s book by Ruth Kahn, and directed by Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey for Netflix.
In June of 2018, Mockingbird premiered its first-ever television series on AMC: Dietland, created by Marti Noxon and based upon the novel by Sarai Walker. Recent releases include Daniel Espinosa’s Life (SXSW premiere), Rob Spera’s The Sweet Life (LAFF premiere), Robin Swicord’s Wakefield (Telluride and Toronto premieres), and Marti Noxon’s To the Bone (Sundance premiere).
Mockingbird productions include Rodrigo Garcia’s Last Days in the Desert, Vic Levin’s 5 to 7, Mr. Garcia’s Albert Nobbs, Arie Posin’s The Face of Love, Mr. Garcia’s Mother and Child, Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club, Brad Silberling’s 10 Items or Less, and Mr. Garcia’s Nine Lives.
Mockingbird Pictures films have played at many festivals, including Toronto, Sundance, Telluride, AFI, SXSW, Tribeca, LAFF, Deauville (Grand Prize), San Sebastian (Closing Night) and Locarno (Grand Prize), and have been nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards, as well as Oscars.