FILMMAKER + STORYTELLER
Douglas Olney is a New York-based director and founder of Tallboy Films. For over twenty years, he has been directing, editing, and shooting commercials, short films, and documentaries. Key to his success is his incredible talent for putting a human face on every story. His honest and compelling approach to filmmaking — letting the story tell itself — has elevated both brands and causes alike. His advertising work has won numerous industry awards, and has been featured in Shoot, Boards, Brandweek and others. Douglas has a Masters Degree in Television and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Along with his crew, Doug loves to capture the authentic emotion and depth of the diverse career stories for My Unique Genius — to help young people discover themselves and write their own life stories.