Olivia Silver grew up in Connecticut and California and is a graduate of the UCLA MFA Directing program. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Williams College and has worked for the Oscar-nominated writer/directors John Sayles and Hany Abu-Assad. Her first feature film Arcadia, starring Oscar nominee John Hawkes, won the Crystal Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, the CIFEJ Prize, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Cine Junior Festival, among other awards. At the script stage, Arcadia was selected for the Sundance Producing Lab, the Film Independent Director’s Lab, IFP/No Borders and the Berlinale Talent Project Market. Olivia’s short film Little Canyon premiered at Sundance and went on to screen at Edinburgh, Denver, and many other festivals. Silver wrote the 2013 film Mutual Friends directed by Matthew Watts.

Silver is a dual U.S.-French citizen and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Winning Project: Arcadia

Greta’s dad is moving the family cross-country, promising a California paradise and packing half the household into a dented station wagon. All that’s missing is Mom.



NY Times Manohla Dargis review: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/movies/arcadia-directed-by-olivia-silver.html?_r=0