Director: Gregory Dixon Country: USA Genre: Drama, Feature, UK Premiere Runtime: 1 hour 30 m Block H Screening: TT Cinema 22.08 Time: 8.30-10pm
McKenzie Chinn wrote the screenplay and stars as a struggling artist, navigating work and romance in the Windy City. When her boyfriend asks her to drop everything and move cross-country, she soon discovers that her biggest obstacle may be herself. Featuring quirky animation and a revelatory central performance, Olympia is a heartfelt story for anyone who’s ever felt adrift on the rough seas of adulthood.
Gregory Dixon is a Chicago filmmaker and MFA graduate of DePaul University. His thesis and debut feature, “Olympia” had its world premiere at the 2018 LA Film Festival. His award-winning web series “Couch Surferz” and short “Me vs the Tooth Fairy”, are currently streaming on Amazon Prime. In 2011, Dixon was awarded the top prize at an international student documentary competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. He participated after being selected by Real Ideas Studio from students around the world. Originally born in Upstate New York, Dixon has also studied at the New York Film Academy and Niagara University.