Olivia Wyatt is an award-winning filmmaker, TV producer, writer, and USCG 50-Ton Master Captain.
She is currently sailing solo around the world aboard Juniper, her 34-foot cutter-rigged sloop, and has over 10,000 nautical miles of offshore sailing experience. In the summer of 2019, she single-handed from San Diego to Hawaii. She has since sailed to French Polynesia and is now floating around Fiji. She plans to circumnavigate following the humpback whale migration patterns.
As a filmmaker, she makes ethnographic films that focus on preserving the traditions of communities that are on the brink of extinction as well as creating abstract works of a psychedelic nature. She is a member of the Sublime Frequencies collective and recipient of a Studio 7 Arts grant. She has made three feature-length films. Her last one, Sailing A Sinking Sea, premiered at SXSW, won the audience choice award at the Singapore International Film Festival, and recently screened at the Smithsonian Institution.
Olivia spent five years as a multimedia journalist for Magnum Photos and has produced series for Viceland, NBC, Magnum Photos, ATTN:, and Lifetime. Her work has been highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and BBC.
She was born and bred in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has traveled to more than 25 countries in search of passionate storytelling and adventure.