Talent Guide

Marielle Olentine

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2022


Marielle Olentine is a multimedia storyteller and producer championing a collaborative and regenerative approach to filmmaking. From covering the Syrian Revolution to following presidential candidates on the campaign trail in 2016, her work has appeared on VICE, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and HBO and at Toronto Film Festival and SXSW. She worked as an Associate Producer on Erin Lee Carr’s HBO films THOUGHT CRIMES and MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST. She was also part of the production team for the narrative feature BLEED FOR THIS which premiered at TIFF. As a storyteller she seeks to weave together narratives that honor, celebrate and bridge differences, finding inspiration in the interconnectedness of nature and the devotion of oral story-keepers across the globe. Her film THREE PROMISES won Doc-in-Progress awards at Cannes Marché du Film, Amman International Film Festival, and Malmo Arab Film Festival. Through her work on THREE PROMISES she has participated in SFFILM’s Catapult Documentary Fellowship and the Gotham Documentary Lab and was a recipient of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture’s (AFAC) production grant. When she’s not producing films she manages a non-profit media production organization called Tikkun Olam Productions, which provides accessible multimedia storytelling to frontline social & environmental justice groups.

Current Project

Vs. Goliath


A retired schoolteacher, a former oil refinery worker, a veteran, and a group of indigenous students make up a diverse coalition of activists from across the country fighting to protect their homelands from further destruction by the powerful fossil fuel industry. Together, rooted in their faith, deep commitment, and service to their communities, they stand firm in the shadow of Goliath, refusing to back down.