Mynette Louie is the president of Gamechanger Films, which launched in 2013 to exclusively finance women-directed narrative features. Gamechanger’s films include Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s Land Ho! (Sundance 2014, Sony Pictures Classics, Winner of 2015 Independent Spirit Cassavetes Award); Jamie Babbit’s Addicted to Fresno (SXSW 2015, Gravitas); Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation (SXSW 2015, Drafthouse/Netflix); So Yong Kim’s forthcoming drama Lovesong; and two films currently in production.
Louie won the 2013 Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award. Producing credits include Tze Chun’s Cold Comes the Night (Sony/Goldwyn 2014) and Children of Invention (Sundance 2009), Marshall Lewy’s California Solo (Sundance 2012), Patricia Benoit’s Stones in the Sun (Tribeca 2012), Olivia Silver’s Arcadia (Berlin 2012), and Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation (SXSW 2005).
Louie serves as an advisor to the Sundance Institute, SXSW, IFP, and A3 Asian American Artists Foundation, and has consulted for international sales agent Visit Films. She was named in Ted Hope’s inaugural list of “21 Brave Thinkers of Truly Free Film,” profiled in Indiewire’s “Futures” column and Crain’s New York Business, and named one of Indiewire’s “100 Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter.”
Previously, Louie worked at the Hawaii Film Office, where she authored the state’s production tax credit, oversaw the $7.3 million renovation of the state-owned film studio, and developed programs to foster local independent filmmaking. She also worked in business development and marketing at SportsIllustrated.com, Jupiter Research, and Time Magazine. A native New Yorker, Louie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, where she studied Chinese literature and film.