Olivia Ahnemann

Olivia Ahnemann, Producer

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 was distributed by EPIX/Lionsgate. She also produced RACING EXTINCTION with director Louie Psihoyos, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Discovery. In 2016, Ahnemann was nominated for an Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

Ahnemann was co-producer of THE COVE, which has garnered over 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. Ahnemann 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.