Revelator’s Ohlson Announced as SXSW 2016 Film Mentor


We’re pleased to announce that our own Head of Production, the Independent-Spirit-Award-winning Chris Ohlson, has been invited to be a SXSW Film Mentor at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival. The 2016 SXSW Film Mentors represent a diverse group of filmmakers, publicists, festival programmers, distributors, and agents who attend the festival. A longtime linchpin of the SXSW Film Conference, the mentors program is a great way to get industry advice with a personal touch, centered around short one-to-one meetings with film and entertainment industry professionals like Chris.

Along with Revelator’s commercial work, Chris has produced KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2015 by Amplify Releasing. Ohlson’s other credits include Revelator’s own THANK YOU A LOT, which premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was released by Gravitas Ventures. Chris produced Bryan Poyser’s LOVERS OF HATE, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and 2009’s THE OVERBROOK BROTHERS, which premiered in the narrative competition at SXSW and was acquired by IFC Films. Chris was the recipient of the 2015 Independent Spirit Piaget Producing Award and was previously a Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow, as well as an alum of Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab Program and the Rotterdam Labs.

Photo: A.P.

Since film production runs the gamut from pre to post, film mentors meet with attendees to share their experience in the wide range of potential pitfalls that film production entails. Whether festival attendees are itching for feedback on their latest project or looking for advice on their next career move, connecting with the SXSW Film Mentors offers the opportunity for them to meet with industry experts, and Chris is honored to be included in that list.

If you’d like to meet with Chris, or other mentors, just know that the Mentor Sessions require advance online sign-up with SXSW. Mentor sessions are available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badge-holders on a first-come, first-served basis, and keep an eye out, because the online sign ups will open up in February.


ABOUT REVELATOR: Revelator is a full service film & video production company in Austin, Texas. We like to write, produce, & edit projects for t.v. and the web. We specialize in brand films, corporate identity work, as well digital advertising and t.v. broadcast advertising. If you need help with your script, production, or just an idea, give us a call.

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