BTWCL-LRFF-Header-ckopI’m thrilled to announce that my documentary on the making of  the critically acclaimed story ballet The White City: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 ( featuring co-creators Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of  Thodos Dance Chicago) will make its Film Festival Premiere this Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the Little Rock Film Festival.

Beneath the White City Lights presents a very personal insider’s view of the creative process, combining breathtaking performance video, intimate rehearsal footage, and revealing interviews with co-creators Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos, and the talented dancers who bring this story to life.

WHEN: Friday, June 1st @ 2:30pm & Saturday, June 2nd @ 2:30 PM

WHERE: Riverdale 10 Cinemas #7 2600 Cantrell Road , Little Rock, AR 72202 501-296-9955

TICKETS and other info can be found HERE!

A final Thanks to the 2011 Little Rock Film Fest!


Little Rock Film Festival 2011- (L to R) Amman Abbasi, Grant Curatola, Chris Olsen, and Jacob LeMaster

Thanks again Little Rock Film Festival for showing me and KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE such wonderful hospitality… It’s great to have a fest where you can hang out with so many old friends, make so many new friends, and see SO MANY awesome new films in just under 48 hours!  (One of these days I really have to clear my schedule to experience the ENTIRE lineup! I still can’t believe I missed the LRFF Fashion show this year-Somebody PLEASE post some pictures for me!)  There were some truly awesome highlights this trip, and while I can’t wait to talk ’em up, duty calls, and they’ll have to wait a bit till I can give ’em proper attention in a later post.  For now, I’d just like to say THANKS AGAIN Little Rock Film Festival… You Rock My World!

Chris visits Little Rock’s ALICE 107.7FM!

alice1077logoREALLY looking forwards to chatting with Heather & DC of ALICE 107.7FM about KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE Thursday morning (June 2nd) at 9:30am! And don’t worry… If you’re NOT in Little Rock, you can still tune in from the web tomorrow LIVE via THIS LINK!

KARL DAHL at the Little Rock Film Festival!!

Little Rock Film Fest Logo

Little Rock Film Fest

We’re so excited! KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE is an official selection of the 5th annual Little Rock Film Festival, which runs from June 1st to June 5th, 2011!

UPDATED 5/30/2011!: TWO MORE SCREENINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED!  The film will now screen FOUR TIMES during the fest, including a brand new PREMIERE SCREENING at the CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER!!  (Woo Hoo!)

KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE will now open before the family friendly feature film FIRST DOG playing Thursday Morning, June 2nd at 11am in the Great Hall of the CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER , then return to the Little Rock Riverdale Cinemas (2600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202) Thursday Night, June 2nd, at 6:30 PM,and then again on Saturday June 4th, at 10:00am to play as part of the World Shorts 1: Adventures Great and Small program.  KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE will make its final appearence at the fest on Saturday June 4th, at 10:30 am, opening once again for FIRST DOG, only this time at the Riverdale Cinemas… We’re honored to be a part of this years fest, and look forwards to meeting up in Little Rock, so make sure to buy your tickets soon, and stay tuned here and on my facebook page for more details… Hope to see you there!

REPLAY! Karl Dahl on the Cutting Room Floor – 5/7/2011

In case you missed me and Casey Ryan talking about Karl Dahl, indie animation, and the coolness that is the Little Rock Film Fest on this past Saturday’s Cutting Room Floor (May 7th at 11am CST), don’t you worry… you can still hear the interview in its entirety HERE! Enjoy!

The Cutting Room Floor Interview – Part 2!

Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube

Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube

Don’t forget to tune in for the next action packed episode of Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor Tomorrow, May 7th at 11am CST, where me and Casey get to go dig in on Truly Indie Animation, all things Karl Dahl, discuss the elements of cartoon comedy, and talk about the upcoming premiere of Karl Dahl and the Golden Cube at the Little Rock Film Fest in June!  Hope to see you there!

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