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FANCY dances its way to HOLLYWOOD this October!

Big FANCY news… my little “tale of romance told through dance” will screen twice next month as part of the latest Cinema Speakeasy program –  ‘Relationship Therapy for the Modern Human’! The first screening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 15th 2011, at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  The NEXT screening will be the following day (Sunday Oct. 16) at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs!  Stay tuned for more info, and I hope you West Coasters can make it out!!

REPLAY from “The Cutting Room Floor”-12/5/2010

Just in case you mised today’s show, you can catch the replay of my “The Cutting Room Floor” interview with Casey Ryan HERE! The show was a BLAST, and we touched on almost everything I have going on right now from dance, animation, and arts education, to The Artsiders, ButterflyFancy, and even the upcoming animated The Karl Dahl Show (which I PROMISE to post info on really soon)… so follow the link, and I hope you enjoy the show!

The Artsiders on DVD

By the way… If you are interested in picking up a copy of THE ARTSIDERS for yourself, you can buy it HERE




“The Art of the Short Film”- Miami 2010 Edition


Breaking News!  Whether you are already attending the Miami Short Film Festival, or are simply a lover of film in the Miami area, make sure to come out to BOOKS & BOOKS in Coral Gables Tuesday Night, November 16th at 5PM for an early evening roundtable discussion on “The Art of the Short Film!”  Join me and fellow Miami Short Film Fest Filmmakers (including Jeffery Ruggles-Director of  “Queens Day”, Greg Koorhan-Director of “Level Up” & Youssef Marzouk-Director of “Ograh El Quahira”) as we share our thoughts and insights on the art of short filmmaking, before heading over to the Coral Gables Art Cinema at 6:45 PM to watch “Fancy” play as part of the “Bust a Move” Film Program!  It’s going to be a GREAT night for film lovers, and I hope to see you there!

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables,Florida 33134

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables,Florida 33134

FANCY Official Selection of the Miami Short Film Fest!

Miami Beach At NightBreaking news!  Looks like FANCY gets an extended stay in Florida this fall, having just been officially selected to play as part of the Miami Short Film Festival November 13th -20th!  This is one of a very select list of heavily pro-filmmaker events that are also a blast to attend, run by William Vela, who is a great guy, and it’s in MIAMI, which is one of my favorite cities, so I can’t speak highly enough about it!  It appears that FANCY will be playing on Tuesday night, November 16th, at 6:45 PM as part of the “Bust A Move” program, and if you have the chance I ‘d love to see you come out to support the film.  So stay tuned for more info, and feel free to visit the  MSFF website below for the latest news:

(PS- See the latest FANCY trailer and more info on the film at IMDB HERE)

Project Gallery – FANCY

I’ve never maintained a very “purist” view of photography.  Yes, I can often be found with a 35mm still camera in hand, but my personal fascination has always been in the capture of “motion-over time-with design.” As such, I’ve moved fluidly between cinema and still cameras for over 20 years, using motion picture cameras very early on to capture strings of images at up to 60 frames per second, then taking the resulting hundreds of feet of film first into the lab, next into the editing suite, and finally into the darkroom, to print down into amazing still images, born of motion.  Today, with Digital Motion Picture Cameras like the RED, I am able to work even faster, and with greater flexibility.  For today’s Tuesday Gallery, I’ve extracted a series of stills from my latest film “FANCY”, shot with the RED digital cinema camera, delivering them in the same manner as “the good old days”, only without all the darkroom mess. Enjoy!

“Fancy” off to Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest

FLIFF LogoWell I’m certainly doing a lot of FANCY bouncing around this Fall!  After Moondance in Colorado, Fancy will be heading to Florida for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest!  The FLIFFers are going all out for their 25th Anniversary this year, scheduling special events and film screenings from September 14th to November 11th, and I’m thrilled to have Fancy included in the lineup.  Fancy will play as part of “The Dating Scene” short film program, scheduled to play on Friday, October 8th 2010 @ 6PM, in the “Cinema Paradiso” Theatre.  (And if you’ve read my recent “Fave Films” post , you know just how cool a coincidence this is!)   Hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit:

“FANCY” coming to the Moondance Film Fest!

Moondance LogoAfter the upcoming Bumbershoot screening in Seattle, FANCY will turn east and head for the mountains – Boulder, Colorado in fact – for the Moondance International Film Festival!  FANCY will play as part of the shorts program on September 24, 2010 (8:40 pm), at the Hotel Boulderado (Aspen), 2115 Thirteenth street, Boulder, CO 80302.  I’ve heard great things aboout Moondance, so I hope you can make it out to join in the fun and help support our fancy little film…

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Hello Seattle-ites and fans of the Bumbershoot Music fest!  I just wanted to officially invite you out for the West Coast Premiere of “FANCY”, during the upcoming Bumbershoot-1Reel Film Fest’s “Love and Marriage and More…” Program, screening Saturday, September 3rd, 7pm @ the SIFF Cinema Theatre.  I’ve recently gotten to know several of the other  films screening as part of our program that night (including the Pierre Stefanos standout short “Bedfellows“), and I’m honored to have our sassy little dance film invited to play alongside such outstanding examples of indie filmmaking.  Anyhoo, I’m pretty excited by the program, and I hope you get the chance to check it out!

BTW- If you are interested in checking out the program, but don’t yet have a ticket, make sure to direct tweet me(@CKOlsenPresents) “I WANNA SEE FANCY IN SEATTLE” by Midnight, August 27th, 2010… You could win a free pair of Bumbershoot Tickets!

For more info, please visit the following links, and I hope to see you there!

“FANCY” Trailer Goes Live!

Holy cow-September is just around the corner!  While I’ll be working on adding to the site as much as I can, next month is going to be a busy one, which you may have noticed from the newly added “Upcoming Events” sidebar!   Starting Labor Day weekend,  “Fancy” goes back on the road, first heading west to Seattle, then continuing over to Colorado for a short stay… and I promise details will be posted later this week.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with my latest “tale of romance told entirely through dance”, I hope to post  a more detailed write up on the film really soon.  But until I do, you can always check out the production info in the “FANCY”  link at the top of the page, or better yet, view the OFFICIAL “FANCY” TEASER TRAILER which is finally available online!  Yes, it’s just a quick  taste of the film, but hopefully it’ll tide you over until you get a chance to see it live and on the big screen.  Enjoy!