Olympia Stone

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Film Projects


Olympia Stone is an independent producer of documentary films about art and artists. Her production company, Floating Stone Productions, is based in Chapel Hill, NC. Her films probe the motivations and personal histories of unique and often little known artists as a way of providing intimate insight into their work.

Olympia is currently completing a feature length documentary about the artist Elizabeth King.  Her short film, The Original Richard McMahan, premiered at the Tally Shorts Film Festival in January 2017 and won the Florida Favorite Award.  It will be screened at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival in April.

In April 2015, her documentary Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC and has been shown nationally and internationally. Curious Worlds aired on PBS in the fall of 2016.

Olympia’s previous film, about the artist James Grashow, The Cardboard Bernini (2012), was broadcast nationwide on PBS.  It won Best Documentary at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2013, and was an official selection at 18 other festivals.

Her first independent film, The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art (2007) chronicles the obsessive collecting of her father, a New York art world gallerist whose habits and prescient scouting shaped his life and the lives of many in his artfully cluttered orbit.

Before founding Floating Stone Productions, Olympia was a TV and radio producer, working for the Discovery Channel, A&E Networks, ABC News Productions and NPR, among others.