Since a young age, Kyle Olson has had a passion for telling stories. At Age 15, Kyle won his first award at a film festival for a documentary on the Inauguration of President George W Bush. At age 30, Kyle won his first EMMY award for a WWII documentary.
To date, Kyle has clocked thousands of hours working on some of the biggest television shows and movies in the industry, including but not limited to: ENCORE! (Disney+), KEVIN HART: DON'T F**K THIS UP (Netflix), THE FOUR (FOX), THE ADVENTURES OF DR BUCKEYE BOTTOMS (National Geographic), THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT (ABC), and countless live broadcasts at Disneyland (ABC / Disney).
Through the years, Kyle has had the pleasure of traveling to 10+ countries and almost all 50 states to film world-class productions. While filming a Netflix documentary series, Kyle filmed in some of the largest entertainment venues in the world - including the Ziggo Dome (Amsterdam), Madison Square Garden (New York) and the famed O2 Arena (London). On Discovery's NAKED AND AFRAID, Kyle worked in some of the most remote locations working hard to ensure the safety of the crew; while also being mindful of preserving the precious ecosystems they were filming in.
Kyle worked on Freeform's first unscripted reality show, BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER, where he helped implement production management standards for the then-newly-formed network. During Olson's travels with National Geographic, he worked closely with a small crew documenting the day-to-day life of a traveling veterinarian who serviced the many islands of Hawaii. More recently, Kyle worked on one of Disney+'s flagship shows - traveling to 12 schools and performing arts centers located all around the nation to revive high school theater musicals.
Kyle's latest documentary, THE LAST SIGNAL, recently received the Mid-America Emmy Award for "Best Historical Documentary". The film also received the title of "Best Documentary" at the Normandy WWII Film Festival in Normandy, France - an honor bestowed by the cast of the hit HBO series BAND OF BROTHERS.
In 2015, Kyle was the recipient of the Milwaukee Press Club Award for "Best Documentary" for his directing work on LETTERS TO ASHLEIGH - a movie about senseless violence and how communities rally together after tragedies to help families move forward with life as they know it. Olson has also been previously been honored with a Crystal Pillar Award - presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - for his work with the MILWAUKEE SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT CAMP, a program he founded for Middle and High School children to learn more about the entertainment industry.
TV Shows Kyle has worked on include:
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