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A 7th generation child of rural Missouri, Holden combines innovative technique and personal narrative to create tactile worlds that live between reality and fiction.

Holden is currently in development on her first feature, “Adelyne,” with the support of the Sundance Institute. She is also working on a series of DIY short films, the first of which (“Up, Up, and Away”) premiered at SXSW 2011. Her doc-narrative hybrid "Solitary/Release," featuring James Franco and Holmes Osborne, premiered at SXSW 2010.

Formerly a film & TV editor, Head Producer for Wieden + Kennedy China, and Founder of the non profit LiveFree Films, Holden is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2010 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

Holden attended NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film Program, earned a Government BA with honors from Smith College, and spent several years studying and working in China. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley, NY.

-see filmography below

Holden Osborne

Matthew Burr


executive producer

Matt is the Executive Producer at haofilms and the founding CEO of Nomadic Learning, where he is helping to re-invent adult education (www.nomadic.fm).

At haofilms, Matt takes care of business, helping to secure financing, distribution, and partnerships and working with Holden to help realize her creative vision.

Before taking on the dual role of EP/CEO, Matt was the CEO of 50 Lessons and spent 7 years living in China, working in various media and education ventures, with jobs ranging from kindergarten teacher to CEO of a publicly listed company.


Up, Up, and Away, by & with. HD, color, short. (2011) Premiere SXSW 2011.

Solitary/Release, Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/DP (Solitary), HD narrative-documentary hybrid, short. Starring James Franco & Holmes Osborne. (2010) Premiere SXSW 2010.

Betty, Actor, HD, color, short. (2012)

HIGHWAY FF , Writer/Director/Actor/Producer/DP/Prod Design/Costume/Editor, HD/35MM narrative short. (2011)

剪刀石头布 Scissors/Rock/Paper Writer/Director/Producer/Editor, 16mm B&W experimental narrative. (2009)

Beijing Masters MC Webber Music Video; Nike Jump Campaign; Summer Hoops Documentary Web Series, Producer. (Wieden+Kennedy China, 2006-7)

The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, Editor, feature documentary. (PBS, 2005)

Charles Barkley Health Campaign, Director/Producer/Editor, PSAs. (Alabama MHRC, 2004)



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