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 […]

EMMY® NOMINATION for BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!

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 […]

ROGUE BALLERINA – “Spotlight Shines on White City Doc”

Thanks so much for the BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS coverage from ROGUE BALLERINA! (Written by: Vicki Crain, Published on 2/21/2012) (2/21/2012) Vicki Crain of ROGUE BALLERINA – “Spotlight Shines on White City Doc”  

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 […]

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 […]