Howard Gertler


Credits include David France’s How to Survive a Plague, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2012 and was released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects; in addition to an Academy Award nomination, the film collected New York Film Critics’ Circle, Peabody, IFP Gotham, IDA and GLAAD Media Awards. He’s both an IFP/Gotham and Film Independent Spirit Award winner, the latter of which he won for producing John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus, which premiered in the official selection in Cannes. With See-Saw Films, he produced Mitchell’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, released by A24. 

Upcoming projects include Rhys Ernst’s Sundance ’19 debut feature Adam, produced with James Schamus, John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller’s scripted musical podcast Anthem, and Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s documentary Crip Camp.

Creative Resources:

Exploring new cities and places by foot, making time to rewatch movies that emotionally and artistically recharge me, early a.m. cardio to clear the head, KCRW’s The Business podcast (which does have a lot to say about the creative process!), experiencing all forms of art — narrative or otherwise — and seeing how it seeps into the audiovisual (or just audio or just visual) work that I make.