Mynette Louie is an Emmy-nominated, multiple Spirit Award-winning producer whose credits include 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, 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 from 2014-2018, an equity financier of women-directed scripted features, Mynette greenlit and oversaw ten films 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).
Mynette is also an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the graduate film program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She is on Film Independent’s Board of Directors and 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 Piaget Producers Award at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. A native New Yorker, Mynette graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where she studied Chinese literature and film.