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Olivia Merrion

Olivia Merrion

Filmmaker-in-Residence

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Biography

Olivia Merrion is a producer and documentary filmmaker who has produced online videos for NPR, PBS, Recode, the Associated Press, Discovery Communications, and Slate, among others. She attended James Madison University, where she earned her degree in digital video and cinema. Her capstone film received honors from the Broadcast Education Association and won the Audience Choice Award at the Virginia Student Film Festival. After graduating, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a freelance shooter and editor for NPR and other media outlets. In late 2015, she joined the creative studio collective 1504 as a contributing producer.

Articles

Grieving in a Fishbowl

Heather Martin helped start a support group for survivors of mass shootings – she desperately wants the group to stop growing.

Nov 13, 2017

Since the Spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an accident unlike any other – millions of animals were killed. But did it change any policies?

Nov 13, 2017
Health Care

Is Egg Donation Safe?

Dr. Jennifer Schneider lost her 31-year-old daughter to colon cancer in 2003. She wonders whether there was a link between her daughter being a three-time egg donor and the tumors found on her ovaries and abdomen.

Jun 1, 2017