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About the Artist

Isaac Olsen has been creating films since the age of five, starting with an emphasis on cell animation. His collaborators are few at present; he writes the script, barks commands, operates the camera, edits the material and sometimes animates and takes pictures. By filling all major technical roles himself, he gives the films his strong stamp of authorship. Olsen’s first feature, Quiet Shoes, a film noir comedy that took four years to complete, was recently premiered at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater to a packed house. From 2006 to 2010, his short films consistently won top prize in Tacoma’s “72 Hour Film Contest.” He is currently completing a German Expressionist piece called I Hunger, and preparing a documentary on the rockabilly child band The Freakouts.

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