EMMY®-Nomination for A LIGHT IN THE DARK!

We are incredibly proud that KAI/Harding’s founder Chris Olsen was just nominated by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of NATAS for his fourth EMMY award for the THODOS DANCE CHICAGO’S – A LIGHT IN THE DARK performance film! Huge thanks & kudos to Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking, Bruce Wolosoff, Gail Ford, Rick Johnston, to the spectacular Thodos dancers, […]


We’re thrilled to announce that Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen has just been nominated for his third MIDWEST EMMY®-Award… this time for the dance documentary BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!  The film, which documents the creative process behind the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet “THE WHITE CITY”, was recently nominated by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the […]

CHICAGO SUN TIMES – “11 for ‘11: The year’s best dance”

THE WHITE CITY was just awarded “Best Dance of 2011!” “11 for ‘11: The year’s best dance”


KAI HARDING recently completed production on a new commercial video entitled “FOCUS” which, it turns out, has just been honored with a Cine Golden Eagle!  This Award recognizes outstanding achievements in film and video production, and we’re elated to see the video get recognized with such a prestigious honor.  A very special thanks to Kara Smith and the Echo […]

“And the EMMY® goes to…Chris Olsen!”

Chris Olsen was recognized at the 2008 Midwest EMMY® Awards Dinner held on October 18th, 2008 with an EMMY® Award for “Outstanding Achievement for Advanced Media Informational Program or Program Segment” for his work on the “International Truck – DuraStar Walkaround” video, completed earlier this year. To see the award winning video, visit the link below: International DuraStar “Walk […]

Heading to the 2008 (Midwest) EMMYs!

Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen received two nominations September 9th 2008, at the 50th annual Midwest Emmy Awards Nomination Party, held on the 16th floor of Trump’s Chicago Hotel and Tower. The event, hosted by renowned film critic Richard Roeper, recognizes excellence in broadcasting achievements for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts […]