NFMLA Interview Series - Ondi Timoner on Documentary Filmmaking
Ondi is a filmmaker and the founder/CEO of Interloper Films, a renowned production company. As the only two-time recipient of Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for her documentaries Dig! and We Live in Public, Ondi has established herself as one of the great documentary filmmakers of this generation.
Other award-winning features include The Nature of the Beast, Join Us, Cool It and Brand: A Second Coming. Besides documentaries, Ondi has also produced and directed music videos for The Dandy Warhols, The Vines, Paul Westerberg, Lucinda Williams, Vanessa Carlton, The Jonas Brothers, Run DMC and many more. In 1999, Ondi was Grammy-nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for an EPK she directed about the band Fastball. In 2017, Ondi created and produced the critically-acclaimed 10-hour nonfiction series Jungletown, which is about the building of “the world’s most sustainable town” for Viceland.
In addition, Ondi is a member of several prestigious groups/organizations in the industry, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences (AMPAS), Directors Guild of America (DGA), Producers Guild of American (PGA), the International Documentary Association (IDA), Film Fatales, Women in Film (WIF) and many more!
Our Moderator is NFMLA Board Member Varda Bar-Kar, award-winning director of the feature music documentary Big Voice (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu) and the upcoming documentary Fandango at the Wall. Varda also directed for Ryan Murphy’s hit Fox Show 9-1-1 after she participated in his Half Foundation Program diversity initiative.
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