boy.girl.drum TO PREMIERE AT THE LRFF!

We’re proud to announce Chris Olsen’s newest film “boy.girl.drum” will make it’s World Premiere at the Little Rock Film Festival May 16th 2013! This film marks Chris’s FIFTH consecutive year at the fest, and we couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned for more details, and enjoy the behind the scenes pics below!    

boy.girl.drum

With great honor, we’re proud to announce Chris Olsen’s newest film “boy.girl.drum“.  We’ll add details as we can, but having just completed principal photography, we’re a little buried helping Chris cut and finish the piece!  Even so, we’ve compiled quite a number of fantastic behind the scenes pics, and we just had to share, so […]

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on PBS-WTTW!

Exciting news!  Our new Dance documentary featuring Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of Thodos Dance Chicago premieres Thursday, February 23, 10:30pm on WTTW11! As you may know, in early 2011, Emmy Award®-winning Chicago filmmaker Christopher Kai Olsen created nearly 50 minutes of original film projections for Thodos Dance Chicago’s  multimedia story ballet The […]

FANCY coming to HOLLYWOOD!

Big FANCY news… Chris Olsen’s “tale of romance told through dance” will screen twice in October 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 following day (Sunday Oct. 16) […]

The story behind the Thodos Dance “THE WHITE CITY”

The White City, the new Story Ballet I’ve been working on with broadway legend Ann Reinking and Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos, is finally live and on stage!  The show features spectacular direction and choreography from Melissa and Ann, the amazing Thodos Dance Chicago dancers, incredible live music from the Carpe Diem Quartet, awesome period costumes by […]

FOSSE:PRELUDE on YouTube!

Wow, it’s been a grand year with Fosse:Prelude!  From the initial inspiring lunch with Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago at Vong’s Thai Kitchen in the Fall of 2009, to the first days of production working with Ann Reinking and the dancers, to the national tour the film took as it accompanied “the Fosse Trilogy” […]

FANCY @ 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 great things aboout Moondance, so […]

“FOSSE:PRELUDE” @ BIG BEAR LAKE FILM FEST

In 2009, dance legend Ann Reinking partnered with iconic choreographer Melissa Thodos to combine three historic Bob Fosse dances (Mexican Breakfast, Tijuana Shuffle, and Cool Hand Luke) together with original Reinking choreographic transitions as a new unified presentation called THE FOSSE TRILOGY.  Filmmaker Chris Olsen and the Kai Harding team were brought in to document […]

Mollie Mock-Kaufman

MOLLIE MOCK – Fosse:Prelude (2009), Fancy (2010), Beneath The White City Lights (2012), Boy.Girl.Drum (2012) – MOLLIE MOCK began her early dance training in Beckley, WVa and furthered her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts, California University of PA, and WV Governors School for the Arts. She went on to graduate magna cum […]

“FANCY” PREMIERE @ LITTLE ROCK FILM FEST!

Yup… It’s official… FANCY will make its national premiere this June at the Little Rock Film Festival!  For those of you who DON’T already know, the LRFF is one of the coolest, and most “pro-filmmaker” fests out there, and if you get the chance you really should come out for the fun! Fancy will open the “Shorts Program […]