Mollye Asher is a New York-based producer and multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee. Most recently, she produced Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ SWALLOW (Tribeca 2019) and Chloé Zhao’s THE RIDER (Sony Pictures Classics), which premiered in the 2017 Cannes Directors Fortnight and won its top prize. The film went on to be nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture. It was selected as the 2018 Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics and won ‘Best Feature’ at the 2018 Gotham Awards.
Other credits include the 2014 SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner, FORT TILDEN (MGM/Orion), by writer/director team, Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, Anja Marquardt’s SHE’S LOST CONTROL (2014 Berlinale, SXSW, Monument Releasing), and Chloé Zhao’s debut feature SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME (2015 Sundance, Cannes, Kino Lorber).
Mollye is currently in post-production on Zhao’s third feature, NOMADLAND, starring Frances McDormand (Fox Searchlight). She is an alumna of Sundance Catalyst Forum, the Film Independent Producing Lab, IFP’s Narrative Lab, Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) and the Graduate Film Program at NYU.
Rebecca Green’s works include two of the top-grossing and critically acclaimed independent films of 2015, IT FOLLOWS and I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, which generated a combined box office total of $30 million worldwide.
Green most recently produced AND THEN I GO, based on the acclaimed novel Project X by Jim Shepard. The film is an unflinching coming-of-age story that humanizes the issue of school shootings. Simultaneously, Green produced the documentary feature, 44 PAGES, a portrait of Highlights magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon’s 70th anniversary issue.
Prior to producing, Green was the Manager of Producing Initiatives for the Sundance Institute, Vice President of Lynda Obst Productions at Paramount Pictures, and Creative Executive at Lionsgate.
A 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow, Green was named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” and was nominated for the Producer’s Award at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards. She serves as the Creative Advisor for the Film Independent Producing Lab, was the Fall 2016 Endowed Chair in Media Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, and holds a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Green is the Editor-in-Chief of Dear Producer, an online platform where producers share their experiences, celebrate achievements, and provide mentorship for the next generation of filmmakers.
Anne Rosellini is a creative producer and writer who runs Still Rolling Productions with director Debra Granik. Together, they have made three feature films: Leave No Trace (2018), which premiered at Sundance and Director’s Fortnight and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. Rosellini was awarded the USC Scripter Award for the screenplay. Winter’s Bone (2010), which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, for which Granik/Rosellini were awarded the Humanitas Prize for their screenplay. Down to the Bone (2004), which premiered at Sundance and took Best Director that year and Grand Jury Prize for Best Actress. Rosellini also produced Granik’s first documentary, Stray Dog (2014), which had its network premiere on the PBS documentary series Independent Lens and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Rosellini is currently producing Granik’s next documentary feature, which has been shooting in and around NYC for the past four years and is in pre-production on their next narrative feature, Nickel & Dimed, inspired by the Barbara Ehrenreich novel of the same title. Production is set for the fall of 2019 in New Jersey.
In 1996, Rosellini co-founded the 1 Reel Film Festival in Seattle, one of the largest showcases of short films in the U.S. She went on to program for the Seattle International Film Festival, Women in Cinema Film Festival and work for Arab Film Distribution. She went on to work in Acquisitions for AtomFilms, a start-up company that was way ahead of its time, before moving to NYC in 2001 to make films.
Shih-Ching Tsou is a New York City-based award-winning filmmaker. She co-wrote, co-directed, and co-produced Take Out with Sean Baker, which was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award in the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards. The film has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
After their collaboration on Take Out, Tsou executive-produced Baker’s third feature Starlet. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and had its international premiere in the main competition at the Locarno International Film Festival. It was also the winner of the Robert Altman Award in the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Continuing her collaboration with Baker, Tsou served as a producer on Tangerine. She wore many hats on the project as wardrobe, production designer, continuity, and occasionally the third camera operator. The film won an Audience Award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in 2015. It was also nominated for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead and won Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2015.
Tsou’s latest producing work was The Florida Project. The film premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States in 2017 by A24. It was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of the year.
Tsou is currently working on her second feature, Left-Handed Girl, a family drama set in a night market in Taipei, Taiwan.