December 5, 2010

THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR – EP.59 – “Chris Olsen, The Artsiders and More!”

A great interview with Director Chris Olsen on Casey Ryan’s on THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR podcast, touching on The Artsiders, Butterfly, Fancy, and even the upcoming animated […]
October 27, 2010


Unlike many filmmakers I’ve met, it’s pretty rare that I begin developing a film with a completed script in hand.  Blame it on my visual arts […]
September 21, 2010

Project Gallery – BUTTERFLY

It’s been three years since I first began work on BUTTERFLY, and two years since the film first premiered at the Chicago International Film Fest.  But […]
May 28, 2009

Little Rock Film Fest: Movies, and Models and Clinton, Oh My!

Finally- A break in the action and a chance to talk up the Little Rock Film Festival! Little Rock was definitely one of THE places to […]
April 24, 2009


For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see Butterfly yet, you should definitely check out the Little Rock International Film Fest on May 13th-17th.   Butterfly is playing as […]
March 1, 2009

Butterfly @ the Bare Bones Film Fest!

So April is a good month to see BUTTERFLY on the Big Screen! For those of you not able to make the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival in California […]
February 20, 2009

Butterfly’s Next Stop… Lake Arrowhead, California!

Calling all So-Cal film fans… “.butterfly.” is set to make its California Premiere at the 2009 Lake Arrowhead Film Festival beginning at 1 PM PST on April 3rd, 2009.  (For […]
December 1, 2008

Just flew back from Miami, and Boy! Are my arms tired!

… Okay, so the Miami Short Film Festival was a blast, and Miami was beautiful, but returning to Chicago and having to shovel snow this morning was just […]
October 20, 2008

SCREEN MAGAZINE – “Kai Harding’s BUTTERFLY sets a muse in motion”

  Just found out we’ve got a great spread in the latest issue of SCREEN MAGAZINE, courtesy of writer Matt Fagerholm!  The article, featuring founder Chris […]
October 17, 2008

BUTTERFLY @ the Miami Short Film Festival!

Come watch the Florida Premiere of Chris Olsen’s new poetically cinematic dance film BUTTERFLY at the Miami Short Film Festival (presented as part of the “Word” short films program) which will play […]
October 17, 2008

BUTTERFLY @ Chicago International Film Fest!

Chris Olsen’s dance film, Butterfly,will make its premiere at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival as part of the “Illinoisemakers” short films program. The festival is open to […]