Resolutely independent filmmaker GiGi Mullins is only the second woman since the silent film era to direct a feature-length Western, Turquoise. This award-winning film marked her feature directorial debut. Her screenplay Cosmic Radio, starring Michael Madsen, Seymour Cassel, and Wes Studi, was an Official Selection at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival. GiGi has directed several narrative and documentary shorts, and her film work for The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is archived at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She has B.A. degrees in Cinema Studies and Philosophy, is a published writer, and a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
GiGi recently returned to the U.S. from a faculty position in the Entertainment Media Program at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. At present, she is a 2009/10 recipient of a distinguished Graduate School Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, where she will complete her M.F.A. degree in 2012.
A founding member of the Midwest-based Women in Media Arts and the Idyllwild Motion Picture Arts Cooperative in Southern California, GiGi currently sits on the Board of Directors for Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis. She is a member of the academic society Phi Kappa Phi, and has been a Partner in Hope with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 2000.
A retrospective of GiGi's work can be seen here.
Contact: gigi (at) turquoisethemovie (dot) com
GIGI MULLINS ~ Director/Writer/Editor
Upon Time: Once (now again) (2008, dv short)
An experimental non-fiction exploration of the dialectic between community and self, narrative and nature.
Godzilla vs. The Intentional Community (2006, dv short)
A comedy of smallish proportions: 1 camera, 3 people, 1 iMac, 24 hours.
L'Animal (2006, dv short)
An homage to 1960's French New Wave cinema.
Turquoise (2003, dv feature)
In an untamed land, caught in the bloody crossfire of the American-Indian and White worlds colliding, a man searches for himself and finds a woman's heart.
- Winner "Audience Choice Award," SMMASH Film Festival
- Official Selection, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
- Winner "Best Screenplay," California Independent Film Commission
The Rover (1994, 16mm short)
Film Artist for The Guthrie Theater's production of The Rover, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis
Rites of Spring (1994, 16mm short)
A young woman learns that the price of admission to adulthood is her innocence.
- Multiple broadcasts on Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
The Golden Door (1993, 16mm short)
Three personal stories of immigration reflect the rich cultural history that comprises the complex narrative that is America.
- Multiple broadcasts on Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
A Story (It Was a Dark & Stormy Night) (1993, 16mm short)
A pirate's tale.
- Multiple broadcasts on Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
Hankies (1992, super8mm short)
A child's search for magic in the world at large.
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Upon Time: Once (now again) [first half]
Godzilla vs. The Intentional Community
A Story (It Was a Dark & Stormy Night)
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