Ilyse McKimmie

Deputy Director, Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program

Los Angeles, California, United States

llyse McKimmie has served as a key staff member of Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program since 1999. As Deputy Director, she leads the outreach and selection process for U.S.-based filmmakers for the Screenwriters and Directors Labs and the Screenwriters Intensive, and oversees the design and execution of those programs. In addition, she provides continuous support to alumni filmmakers and plays a significant ongoing role in the Producers and Episodic Programs. Films developed at the Labs during her tenure include Aftersun, Nanny, Wild Indian, The 40-Year-Old Version, Farewell Amor, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Farewell, We the Animals, Monsters and Men, Beach Rats, Swiss Army Man, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fruitvale Station, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Pariah, Sin Nombre, Sleep Dealer, Half Nelson, Red Road, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Paradise Now, and Maria Full of Grace, among many others.