Olivia Ahnemann has been producing and directing documentary films for nearly 20 years. Most recently, she produced “Under the Gun” with director Stephanie Soechtig, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and “Racing Extinction” with director Louie Psihoyos, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Olivia was nominated for an Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary “Film Making.”
Olivia was co-producer of “The Cove,” which has garnered more than 70 awards globally, including the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary and the Producers Guild of America documentary award. The film brought worldwide attention to the annual dolphin drives in Taiji, Japan and high levels of mercury in seafood, man’s primary source of protein.
Television credits include programs for National Geographic, PBS, A&E and Discovery. Olivia has contributed to several independent films, including “Enlighten Up!,” which had a nationwide theatrical release in 2008. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and daughter.