Chris Olsen

TEN FILMS THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE A FILMMAKER

Today is my birthday, and as birthdays go, I’ve been doing a fair bit of of reflecting on my life, my career, and my hopes for the future.  While I’ve found that there are in fact MANY rewards for getting older, my favorite is that I’ve gained some valuable insight

Project Gallery – Black & White Chicago Lights

I’ve captured a ton of pictures over the years, and I’ve decided to post some of my favorites here every Tuesday for your perusal.  Fair warning… I play a lot when I shoot, and even I don’t know the best way to group these yet.  Some are the result of heavily directed

“FANCY” coming to the Moondance Film Fest!

After 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

“FOSSE:PRELUDE” at the Big Bear Lake Film Fest

In case you haven’t heard, my latest doc “FOSSE:PRELUDE” (featuring one of my personal heroes, dance legend ANN REINKING) is set to premeire at the Big Bear Lake Film Fest.  Filming this was by far one of my favorite filmmaking experiences, and Ann is even more amazing in person than

New FOSSE:PRELUDE Pics!

Here’s a slew of pics taken during production on FOSSE:PRELUDE featuring dance legend Ann Reinking, iconic Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos, and the talented performers of  Thodos Dance Chicago .  I have to admit I was pretty gobsmacked by the opportunity to work with Ann, but adding in Melissa and her amazing dance company made this one of the highlights

“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

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