Faculty & Staff

Mollye Asher
(she/her/hers)
Instructor
Filmmaking
Biography

Mollye Asher is an Academy Award-winning independent producer based in NYC. She produced Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, (Searchlight Pictures), which won Best Picture at the Oscars, Spirit Awards, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and Gotham Awards. This was Mollye’s third collaboration with writer-director Chloé Zhao. Other credits include Josef Kubota Wladyka's Catch the Fair One (IFC Films), which won the Audience Award at Tribeca 2021, Carlo Mirabella-Davis' Gotham-nominated Swallow (IFC Films), Zhao's Cannes Directors’ Fortnight top prize winner The Rider, Sarah Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers' SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner Fort Tilden, Anja Marquardt's Spirit Award- nominated and Berlinale award-winning She's Lost Control as well as Zhao's debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Sundance, Cannes, Kino Lorber). Asher won the 2020 Independent Spirit Producers Award and was included in Variety's 2021 NY Women's Impact Report. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and an alumna of NYU’s graduate film program.