Mynette Louie is a Film Independent Spirit Award-winning, Emmy and Critics Choice-nominated producer whose credits include Josef Kubota Wladyka’s Tribeca 2021-winning, Spirit and Gotham Award-nominated Catch the Fair One (IFC Films); Heidi Ewing’s Sundance 2020-winning, Spirit Award-nominated I Carry You With Me (Sony Pictures Classics); Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Tribeca 2019-winning, Gotham-nominated Swallow (IFC Films); Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour’s Black Box (Amazon Studios/Blumhouse); Jennifer Fox’s Emmy, Critics Choice, Golden Globe, and Spirit Award-nominated The Tale (Sundance 2018, HBO); Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s Spirit Award-winning Land Ho! (Sundance 2014, Sony Pictures Classics); Tze Chun’s Children of Invention (Sundance 2009); and Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation (SXSW 2005).
As the first head of Gamechanger Films, Louie greenlit and oversaw ten women-directed features which collectively garnered nine Spirit Award nominations and one win, including Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation (SXSW 2015, Drafthouse/Netflix); Christina Choe’s Sundance 2018-winning, Spirit Award-nominated Nancy (Goldwyn); Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart (TIFF 2016, Well Go/Netflix); So Yong Kim’s Spirit Award-nominated Lovesong (Sundance 2016, Strand/Netflix); Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff’s The Strange Ones (SXSW 2017, Vertical); and Natalia Garagiola’s Venice Critics Week 2017 winner Hunting Season (Netflix).
Louie is also an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Head of the Creative Producing Concentration at Columbia University’s graduate film school. She is on Film Independent’s Board of Directors and is a member of the executive and diversity committees in the Producers branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was named one of Business Insider’s “12 Movie Producers at the Top of Their Game to Watch in 2020 and Beyond,” Ted Hope’s “21 Brave Thinkers of Truly Free Film” and Indiewire’s “100 Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter.” She won the 2013 Piaget Producers Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. A native New Yorker, Mynette graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where she studied Chinese literature and film.