The first episode of a new docu-series from director Ondi Timoner about an upstart town being built in the middle of the Panamanian jungle.
TICKLED, a documentary about the bizarre and threatening world of competitive tickling, is explored with director David Farrier. We examine the pushback the doc has received from the competitive tickling community, the lighter world of tickling fetishes and the doc’s premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the trailer for TICKLED, in this episode of BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)
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David Farrier has been a television journalist in New Zealand for more than a decade, often covering light entertainment and “quirky” news. It was in … Read More »
By Gregory C. Crofton
Sundance-Grand-Jury-Prize-winning documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner likes to point her camera at anti-establishment thinkers who try to create their own worlds.
Think Anton Newcombe of BrianJonestown Massacre, featured in her rock documentary DIG! (2004), and Internet guru Josh Harris from her doc WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009), who convinced a group of people to live underground in New York City and have their lives broadcast online. Timoner, the only two-time winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for documentary, won awards for both of these films.
British comedian Russell Brand is Timoner’s most recent subject. She didn’t take home a Sundance prize for BRAND: A SECOND COMING (2015), now on Showtime and for rent here, but if you love documentaries you shouldn’t miss it. It pierces the bubble of our media-tech information age to fairly expose Brand for what … Read More »
GLEASON a documentary capturing the first five years of former New Orleans Saint defensive back Steve Gleason who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS. Filmmaker Clay Tweel discusses Steve’s life and ALS technology today. Tweel also breaks down the relationships and bonds forged between filmmakers and their subjects in this Sundance edition of Bring Your Own Documentary hosted by Ondi Timoner. (Source: BYOD)
CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH is an Academy Award-nominated documentary short film exploring the life, work and creation of SHOAH by French director Claude Lanzmann. Journalist and first time filmmaker Adam Benzine discusses Lanzmann’s 12-year journey to create his nine-and-a-half-hour-long documentary about the Holocaust and the emotional impact the film left on him. Benzine also shares clips from the film and recalls obstacles while completing the film and interviewing Lanzmann in this episode of BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner (Source: BYOD).
AMY, the Amy Winehouse documentary that reveals the private and often misunderstood rise and fall of the singer-songwriter, is shared with clips and the trailer by director Asif Kapadia and Winehouse’s former manager Nick Shymansky. Through the use of archival footage and interviews with those who knew her best, we see Amy’s rise to fame, struggles with the predatory paparazzi, her troubled relationships, and the addictions that would lead her into a tragic cycle of self-destruction resulting in her untimely death–all included in this uncensored BYOD interview with Ondi Timoner. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)
JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE is the new Janis Joplin documentary that explores the life and music of the psychedelic queen of the blues. Director Amy Berg shares the film with clips and the trailer, discusses Janis on the Dick Cavett show, and also details her collaboration with Cat Power on the film. The sexual and social impact of Joplin, and the progression of the film from early stages to its premiere is all explored, and we also revisit Berg’s work PROPHET’S PREY, with Ondi Timoner on BYOD. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)
‘BRAND: A SECOND COMING’ Documentary and Retrospective with Director Ondi Timoner (120 minutes, 2015)
BRAND: A SECOND COMING, the new documentary exploring Russell Brand in all of his complexity, is shared with clips, the trailer, and a wide ranging interview with director Ondi Timoner. From her struggle to get Brand’s approval for the film, to the back pages of her filmography–including DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, and JOIN US–Timoner discusses her film roots, upbringing and inspiration with guest host, MONTAGE OF HECK director Brett Morgen. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)
Matt Mason, Eric Klinker, and Bram Cohen of BitTorrent open up about piracy and what it actually means for the smaller artists out there.
CARTEL LAND, the new documentary about drug cartels, paramilitary autodefensas, and the blurred lines between right and wrong in Michoacan and the US border is shared with the trailer, clips and explanation by director Matthew Heineman. The incredible on-the-ground footage of gunfights, cartel meth cooking, and border vigilante patrols, + the intimate portraits of the leadership of the self-defense squads that do battle with the narcos are explored. The Knight’s Templar Cartel, and the struggle for the bodies and soul of Mexico are laid bare in this film, which we feature on this uncensored BYOD interview, hosted by … Read More »