Christy McGill, Producer

Christy McGill

Christy McGill is a documentary film producer, writer, story consultant, and distribution advisor. She most recently produced the award-winning feature documentary AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY (director, Cheryl Haines, co-director Gina Leibrecht, 2019), currently in distribution (First Run Features; Journeyman Pictures) which chronicles the dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental installation on Alcatraz and the profound repercussions the exhibit had for visitors and prisoners of conscience worldwide. Prior, she produced the documentary feature SERENADE FOR HAITI (director, Owsley Brown, 2016), which had its world premiere at DOC NYC and is currently being distributed by GOOD DOCS. Christy also co-produced Scott Crocker’s critically-acclaimed feature documentary GHOST BIRD which premiered at HOT DOCS and went on to an award-winning festival run and garnered praise in reviews in the New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal, and distribution by NETFLIX. Christy has consulted on a wide variety of films, advising during pre-production, story development, field production, post-production, release preparation, and distribution and promotion strategies. She has consulted on funding partnerships, built targeted distribution strategies, and helped secure critical fiscal sponsorships. Christy has contributed to the production and promotion of documentary projects that have won a Peabody award, Emmy nominations and been showcased on PBS, HBO, NETFLIX, and another broadcast, theatrical, museum, community, education, and digital outlets. 

Christy graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies.