Ian Olds is a director of both narrative and documentary work. He and Garrett Scott directed the feature documentary Occupation: Dreamland, an in depth portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja. Occupation: Dreamland was short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and won a 2006 Independent Spirit Award for emerging documentary directors. Olds' is also the editor and co-writer of Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story and his short fiction films have played at numerous festivals in the US and abroad including Sundance, Rotterdam and LA film festivals in 2007. Ian is a Princess Grace Award recipient and earned his MFA from Columbia University's Film Division in 2006.