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Ondi Timoner

Ondi Timoner is the only filmmaker to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 Sundance-winning doc, DIG! about the collision of art & commerce through the lives of two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live In Public, about an internet visionary who showed by example how willingly we will trade our privacy and eventually sanity in the virtual age, were both acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for their permanent collection. She also directed the socio-political feature documentaries, Join Us (2007), about the cult epidemic in America, and The Nature of the Beast (1994), a hard-hitting look at the US prison system, and the short film Recycle, which premiered at Sundance in 2006, and subsequently screened at Cannes and in schools worldwide. Timoner looks forward to premiering her fifth feature-length documentary, Cool It - a film that blasts through the polarizing logjam of the climate change debate to bring a solid plan for solutions - at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010, and releasing it theatrically this fall.

In any format, Ondi loves to use her camera as a bridge to bring herself and the audience deep into worlds they may never otherwise enter. In 2000, Timoner created, produced and directed the original VH-1 series Sound Affects, about music's effect at critical moments in people's lives. She has directed commercials and web series for such companies as McDonalds, State Farm, Ford, The Army, and others, and is currently helming the next two short films for Honda's innovative series, entitled "Dream the Impossible," which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Having made dramatic documentaries with strong narratives (and witnessed many documentaries that fit this bill) Ondi likes to call her next directorial effort a "pre-scripted actor film." Entitled The Perfect Moment, it will be her first of this kind, and will be about the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which her company Interloper Films and Eliza Dushku's Boston Diva are producing. She attended the Sundance Director's and Screenwriter's Lab as a fellow in June to develop The Perfect Moment and is aiming to shoot the film in 2011. She is also developing Cycler to direct, with Don Murphy's Angry Films and Susan Montford producing.

Born in Miami, Florida, Timoner graduated Yale University, Cum Laude, with a double major in American Studies (concentration in Film and Literature) and Theater Studies.

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Dig!

$22.95 | 107 minutes

(2004) - Director, Producer

Ondi Timoner's electrifying documentary tells a cautionary tale about the dangers and trappings of the rock & roll lifestyle. Shot over a seven-year span beginning in the mid-1990s, DIG! follows two bands, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and&hellip…

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We Live In Public

$24.95 | 90 minutes

(2009) - Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

We Live in Public is a film that displays the negative effect of internet overuse. It also address social media questions like, Why Facebook is bad? IndiepixFilms provides the best place to buy Indie movies and download Indie movies. Consumers&hellip…

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We Live In Public - ON DEMAND

$4.99 | 90 minutes

(2009)

We Live in Public is a film that displays the negative effect of internet overuse. It also address social media questions like, Why Facebook is bad? IndiepixFilms provides the best place to buy Indie movies and download Indie movies. Consumers&hellip…

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We Live In Public - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 90 minutes

(2009)

We Live in Public is a film that displays the negative effect of internet overuse. It also address social media questions like, Why Facebook is bad? IndiepixFilms provides the best place to buy Indie movies and download Indie movies. Consumers&hellip…

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