Update on 62 GEORGE STREET
62 GEORGE STREET has entered its 10th glorious year with clients including GKIDS, the National Film Board of Canada, & Cartoon Saloon. Founder, Jamie Bolio, scans the globe in search of high-quality independent animated films from around the world.
Her work & trusted aesthetic in film recently led Jamie to serve as Director of International Outreach & Content Acquisition for a global streaming service. She was instrumental in curating the platform by procuring high-quality independent animation to showcase.
Jamie has played a key role during the awards season, specializing in industry outreach on the promotional / awards campaigns for:
THE SECRET OF KELLS, CAT IN PARIS, CHICO & RITA, ERNEST & CELESTINE, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, SONG OF THE SEA, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, BOY AND THE WORLD, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI, BLIND VAYSHA, THE BREADWINNER, LATE AFTERNOON, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, & MIRAI.
All 14 films went on to garner Oscar®-nominations.
ERNEST & CELESTINE, L to R: DIRs Stephane Aubier, Benjamin Renner & Vincent Patar w/Jamie, Oscars® 2014.
BOY AND THE WORLD, THE BREADWINNER, & MIRAI went on to win the newly-minted Annie Award for Best Film, Independent.
DIR Ale Abreu accepting the 2016 Annie Award for Best Feature, Independent for BOY AND THE WORLD.
THE BREADWINNER honored with the Annie Award for Best Film, Independent 2018 (Photo by David Yeh).
L to R: Paul Young, Angelina Jolie, Saara Chaundry, Director Nora Twomey, Andrew Rosen & Anthony Leo.
Director Mamoru Hosoda, MIRAI accepts the Annie for Best Film, Independent 2019 (Photo by David Yeh).
Following the success of these films, Jamie was granted residency & business status for 62 GEORGE STREET in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. She is able to spend the spring & summer in Europe attending film festivals, film markets, partnering with studios / schools / training programs, organizing artist tours & masterclasses, consulting on & scouting for projects, helping recruit talent, reviewing pitches, scripts, films & portfolios.
KLIK! Amsterdam International Animation Film Festival 2018.
L to R: Festival Creative Director, Aneta Ozorek & Filmmaker, Nora Twomey with Eeke & Jamie.
Continuing her work year-round, Jamie returns to Los Angeles each fall: curating industry programs, screenings, art-of exhibits; showcasing & celebrating independent films & filmmakers during the awards season; introducing content to distributors, studios & to the industry at large; championing the art of animation…
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI studio screening at Pixar Animation Studios, 2017.
From L to R: Jim Capobianco; Director, Claude Barras; Adam Burke, Jamie Bolio & Producer, Max Karli.