“MEARRA” on PBS-WYCC March 7th, 2015 @ 7PM

Kai Harding Entertainment is proud to announce that Emmy®-winning producer/director Christopher Kai Olsen has partnered with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Linda Marie Smith to bring her legendary celtic story told through original music and multimedia to television. The ancient celtic legend of the Selkie is the setting for Mearra-Selkie from the Sea, a musical multimedia extravaganza […]

SHINE on PBS-WTTW

We’re less than a week from the broadcast premiere of TWO new films  from filmmaker Chris Olsen ! The first film, SHINE, is a half-hour documentary which captures a visceral portrait of the creativity and choreographic process that gave rise to the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet by Melissa Thodos and Ann Reinking called A […]

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on PBS-WIPB!

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS will air THREE TIMES during the month of October (2012) on Indiana’s PBS-WIPB (channel 49.1), to support the Indiana debut of the the Ann Reinking / Melissa Thodos story ballet THE WHITE CITY, appearing at Ball State’s Emens Auditorium on Nov 9th, 2012. The film, which presents an artistic insider’s […]

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 […]

THE ARTSIDERS® Nationwide DVD Release: March 10th, 2009!

If you missed the limited edition DVD pre-release of Chris Olsen’s THE ARTSIDERS® on NOVEMBER 25th, 2008, have no fear! The EMMY®-Nominated “Origins” edition DVD (containing both the half-hour PBS broadcast edition and the original full-hour Director’s Cut edition) is getting a nationwide release March 10th, 2009! Support The Arts, and pre-order your copies today […]

NEWS GAZETTE – “Champaign native’s documentary back on WILL; DVD next”

New CHAMPAIGN NEWS GAZETTE article on THE ARTSIDERS® and the upcoming upcoming broadcast on PBS/WILL-TV! (Written by: Melissa Merli, Published on 1/6/2009) “Champaign native’s documentary back on WILL; DVD next“

THE ARTSIDERS® – Watch it on PBS/WILL-TV!

Hey Hey Hey! Guess what’s coming back to the airwaves in January? That’s right… The first episode of Chris Olsen’s The Artsiders® returns to PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:30 PM! Check back HERE for more info!

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 […]