Photo by Cayce Clifford.

Photo by Cayce Clifford.

 

Olivia is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California.

Her work focuses on social justice narratives and examining the crucial roles of art, music, and the environment. Her videos have been recognized by Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week, the Atlantic Selects and the Gracies. Her recent directorial collaborations with The Center for Investigative Reporting earned her the 2018 National Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, a 2018 News and Documentary Emmy nomination for New Approaches in Arts, Lifestyle and Culture and 2018 SPJ NorCal Excellence in Journalism in the Video Portfolio category. 

Most recently, her film Quilt Fever about a competitive quilt show in Kentucky premiered at AFI Docs in June 2019.

 

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  • 2019 AFI DOCS Official Selection for Quilt Fever

  • 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick for Bug Love

  • 2019 Webby Nomination for Bug Love

  • 2019 National Magazine Awards Nomination for Bug Love

  • 2018 Glassbreaker Films Grantee for Quilt Fever

  • 2018 Emmy Nomination in New Approaches for Before Prison

  • 2018 SPJ NorCal Excellence in Journalism Award for Video Portfolio

  • 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for Recovering from Rehab

  • 2018 Gracie Award for Online Series: The Aftermath

  • 2017 Vimeo Staff Pick for Before Prison

  • 2017 Vimeo Staff Pick for Fly By Night

  • 2017 Short of the Week for Fly By Night

  • 2017 The Atlantic Selects for Before Prison

  • 2017 The Atlantic Selects for Grieving in a Fishbowl

  • 2017 The Atlantic Selects for Is Egg Donation Safe?

  • 2017-18 The Center for Investigative Reporting Filmmaker-in-Residence

  • 2015-16 Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellow at Creative Time

  • 2014 Music Multimedia Intern at NPR

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  • NPR

  • National Geographic

  • Google

  • Lyft

  • Square

  • Airbnb

  • The Center for Investigative Reporting/Reveal

  • AARP

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