Floating Stone Productions
I started Floating Stone Productions in 2001, after 9/11, with the idea that life is too short to be doing something you don’t enjoy if you don’t absolutely have to do it. I quit a dead-end production job and started working on my first film, The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art. I had been wanting to make a film about my father and his love for and obsession with art for many years, and quickly began raising money and shooting my first interviews. Of course, it took longer than I ever anticipated to finish the film, but over the course of six years (with a job and two babies in between), I have definitely experienced the highs and also the myriad hassles of independent filmmaking. My current project, "The Cardboard Bernini," is in production. Click here to read all about it.
Olympia Stone is a producer, director and editor who has worked on documentaries for the Discovery Channel, A&E Networks, WGBH, MTV, and ABC. Her first independent film, "The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art," was completed in 2007, and premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Recently, Olympia filmed and edited a series of short videos for a story about the victims of North Carolina's eugenics movement called "For the Public Good" for The New New South online magazine. Her second feature-length documentary, finished in 2012, “The Cardboard Bernini,” has won a number of awards, including Best Documentary at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. "The Cardboard Bernini" will air on public television in the fall of 2013. Olympia is currently at work on her next documentary about the artist David Beck.