Gia Walsh

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Gia Walsh
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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materManhattanville College
OccupationFilm Producer
Years active2009 - present
OrganizationGiGi Films[1]
Known forProducing The Winning Season, The Art of Getting By, Burn Country[2], 11:55[3], Zola[4]

Gia Walsh is an American independent film producer and entrepreneur. She is best known for her highly acclaimed works, The Winning Season, Zola, 11:55, The Art of Getting By and Burn Country. Walsh is the Co-founder of Gigi Films and has worked with a number of world renowned artists like Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Freddie Highmore, Sam Rockwell, Margo Martindale, James Franco, Melissa Leo,Rachel Brosnahan,John Leguizamo,Julia Stiles, Coleman Domingo, Nicholas Braun, and Riley Keough.[5][6]

Most of Walsh’s films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States.[7][8][9] She has been featured in several media outlets including Yahoo Finance, Imench and Medium.

Early life and education

Walsh from a very young age was inclined towards the idea of movies and spent a chunk of her time watching films and reading. Later on, as an attempt to explore her passion, Walsh pursued a degree in American Literature at Manhattanville College. She credits the time spent at college to be one of the major sources of how she created the foundation for her career in the filmmaking industry.


Walsh is the Co-founder of Gigi Films and started her career a decade back with her first project - The Winning Season that starred a number of well known Hollowood personalities including Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Margo Martindale, James Franco, Melissa Leo, Rachel Brosnahan, John Leguizamo, Julia Stiles, Coleman Domingo, Nicholas Braun, Riley Keough and Rob Corrddry.[10] This sports comedy film premiered in the Sundance festival in 2009.

In 2011, Walsh’s second production The Art of Getting By, a romantic comedy was released under the name Homework in the Sundance Festival. This movie starred Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore, Alicia Silverstone, and Sasha Spielberg who is the daughter of one of the greatest Hollywood filmmakers Steven Spielberg.

Another Walsh production made it to the big leagues. Burn Country a critical drama motion picture starred Oscar winners Melissa Leo, Rachel Brosnahan, Oscar nominee James Franco and Dominic Rains.

In 2017, Walsh worked on another dama picture 11:55 which premiered at L.A. Film Festival.[11] This movie was highly appreciated and won the Audience Favorite Feature at Aspen Filmfest in 2016, and the corresponding audience choice award at RiverRun International Film Festival 2017.

In the beginning of the year 2020, Walsh’s recent production Zola, a comedy drama film based on a true story was released starring Taylour Paige, Riley Keough and Colman Domingo.[12] This movie was also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.[13]


S.No Year Title Producer Executive Producer Notes
1 2009 The Winning Season Yes
2 2011 The Art of Getting By Yes
3 2015 ISweets Yes
4 2016 Burn Country Yes
5 2016 11:55 Yes
6 2017 Girl Friends Yes
7 2020 Zola[14] Yes

Personal life

Walsh is married and is the mother of three children.

Walsh in her free time likes to read and believes that it helps her discover new ideas and bring them to life. Walsh is an extrovert and enjoys meeting new people. She is offcourse a movie buff and cherishes the idea of watching films with her friends.

In the media



  1. "Gia Walsh of Gigi Films showcases a portion of her filmography". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  2. Genzlinger, Neil (2016-12-08). "Review: An Afghan in a Strange Land (California) in 'Burn Country'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  3. Catsoulis, Jeannette (2017-06-08). "Review: In '11:55,' a Marine Returns Home to Another War". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  4. "'Zola': Film Review | Sundance 2020 | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  5. "Gia Walsh |". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  6. "Gia Walsh - Co-founder of GiGi Films". ideamensch. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  7. "Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires "Homework" | Film Festival Today". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  8. "'Zola': Film Review | Sundance 2020 | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  9. Lawson, Richard. "Sundance 2020 Was One Step Forward, One Step Back". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  10. Simonson, C. J. (2010-04-22). "Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts Finish Doing their HOMEWORK". Collider. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  11. Chang, Justin; Chang, Justin (2009-01-22). "The Winning Season". Variety. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  12. "Gia Walsh Produced Drama Zola Enters Post-Production". 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  13. "'Zola' Picked Up By Sony For International Markets". Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  14. D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-01-27). "'Zola' Foreign Rights Picked Up By Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions – Sundance". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-27.

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