Olivia Barratier was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of French film producer Jacques Barratier (‘State of Siege’), and British dancer Sarah Hardenberg (‘West Side Story’). She began working in film as a teenager at Marin Karmitz Productions. At 18, she hitchhiked to Dublin, enrolled in art school and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Art & Design in Visual Communications’. Shortly after, she designed the film poster campaign for ‘The General’ a film by John Boorman, which won Best Director and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In New York, she edited the award winning feature documentary ‘The Case of the Three Sided Dream’ on jazz artist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. After two features for Lionsgate as assistant director, she went on to work in Montreal as a film poster designer, creative director and animation/after effects artist on over 50 productions. Her clients include Warner Bros, Universal Music, Christal Films and EOne. After studying oil painting at Art Center College of Design, she has completed her first short film ‘It All Started with a Lie’ in Los Angeles.