THE QUIET is Jamie Babbit
's second feature film. Voted by Variety as one of the 10 Filmmakers to Watch, Babbit made her feture film debut with BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER, a stylized comedy that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and played at Sundance, Rotterdam, and Créteil, where it earned the Best Young Director and the Audience Award. Starring Natasha Lyonne
(THE SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS), Clea Duvall (THE FACULTY), Cathy Moriarity (RAGING BULL) and RuPaul, BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER became an instant success. Previously, Babbit directed several acclaimed short films including STUCK, winner of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival's Special Mention Jury Prize, the HBO/Planet Out Grand Jury Prize, as well as the Channel 4 BBC Grand Jury Prize. Babbit's other shorts include SLEEPING BEAUTIES AND FROG CROSSINGS, both of which premiered at Sundance and played at over 60 other festivals. They are available on DVD, as well as can be seen on the Sundance Channel.
Babbit also has enjoyed success as a television producer/director, serving as both for the WB television series, POPULAR, as well as directing episodes of such critically acclaimed shows as NIP/TUCK and GILMORE GIRLS. She began in the entertainment industry as a script supervisor, working on more than ten films for directors like David Fincher (THE GAME), Su Freidrich (HIDE AND SEEK), Nancy Savoca (IF THESE WALLS COULD WALK) and Alex Sichel (ALL OVER ME).
Babbit graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1993. She is an advisory board member of the Director's Guild of America Independent Directors' Committee.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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