Filmmaker Bio

Stephen Olsson Veteran documentary producer/director Stephen Olsson is perhaps best known for 1992's Last Images of War(co-produced with Scott Andrews), which won a National Emmy Award for Outstanding Director and was aired on POV, and School Colors (also made with Andrews) which earned an Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University award for excellence in broadcast journalism and aired on PBS's Frontline. Both films received numerous other awards and broadcasts around the world.

Olsson's other credits include Afghanistan: The Fight for a Way of Life, John Collier: A Visual Journey, and the ethnographic documentaries, To Find the Baruya Story and Her Name Came on Arrows. He has also produced many feature reports for television networks in the U.S. and Europe. Olsson holds an M.A. in Communications and Anthropology from Temple University, and has taught documentary filmmaking in over a dozen countries.