Tasha Oldham was born and raised outside of Salt Lake City in the small mining town of Magna, Utah. Tasha grew up with a great love of the theater, directing and acting in numerous plays and musicals. At 18, she left Magna for Los Angeles to attend UCLA. Later she continued her studies at UC San Diego, where she worked at Channel 35 as a multi-camera television director and producer. There she was selected to participate in the prestigious Directors Training Program through the Television Academy. She began her film career working on David Lynch's Lost Highway. She went on to work in development at Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures. Developing an appetite for production, Oldham became a script supervisor, working on various feature films, television movies, and series. She has worked with such directors as Wim Wenders, Peter Baldwin and Gurinder Chadha.
Oldham's directorial debut, The Smith Family, wowed the independent film community. Launching the 15th season of POV, PBS's award winning showcase of non-fiction films. The film screened in film festivals all around the world, winning the 2002 AFI Film Festival's Audience Award and the prestigious Columbia/Alfred I duPont Award. Most impressively, The Smith Family won Oldham the coveted Director's Guild of America Award. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award.
Oldham was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as the #1 Face of 25 Hot New Faces to Watch in Independent Film and was also featured in MovieMaker Magazine in the cover story Fiercely Independent Women.
Oldham also participated in AFI's highly competitive Directing Workshop for Women, where she directed her first narrative film, Pickled, a lighthearted magical realism comedy about a botanist struggling to balance community and her misguided passions.
Oldham went on to produce "A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar" a film about law, lawyers and litigiousness in America.
In 2007, Oldham traveled cross country on a bio-diesel bus shooting the journey of strangers uniting to establish a Department of Peace and Non Violence. "Change is Gonna Come" is in post production.
Oldham spent 2008 directing and producing for The Travel Channel's top rated show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, exploring culture through food all over the world.
In 2009, Oldham will direct the independent feature Everything's Going to be Alright, starring Neve Campbell, Tom Everett Scott, Assif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Alan Ruck (Spin City) and Monique Curnin (Dark Knight), in New York City.
- Vegas Baby (2007)
- Rock Out (2007)
- Paint the Town Prom (2007)
- Coffee Cafe (2007)
- Dress Me Up (2007)
- Waiting for Fleishman (2006)
- Sister Before Mister (2006)
- I'll Cry if I Want To (2006)
- I Love Lucy (????)
- The Freudian Kick (????)
- Sibling Rivalry (2001)
- Heck of a Hanukkah (2000)
- What'll Idol Do? (2000)
Whimsy Clothing Boutique Commercial (Role: Producer/Director)
S-Factor Home DVD Series (Role: Director)
Movie Maker Magazine
Featured as one of Movie-Maker's "Fiercely Independent Women" in their summer 2003 edition, Tasha Oldham is described as "The Objective Storyteller", with a combination of intelligence, talent and beauty that has allowed her to rise to success in Hollywood with minimal damage......
Film Maker Magazine
Tasha Oldham was selected as the #1 face of 25 hot new faces to watch in Indie film.
DGA Award Winner
Tasha Oldham was present at the Director's Guild of America 55th Annual Awards Ceremony along with Steven Spielberg, Martin Sorsese, Robert Marshall, and many other prestigious directors....
American Film Institute
Tasha Oldham was part of AFI's Directing workshop for women, she is pictured here in their Flyer....
BBC Four Interview
An exclusive interview with Tasha Oldham, where she talks in depth about her experiences in making her claim to fame documentary, The Smith Family...........
A short narrative film about which was produced as part of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Pickled is a light-hearted magical realism short about a middle-aged woman trying to balance community and her mis-guided passions.