Interloper Films is an international award-winning full-service production company that develops and produces original feature length documentaries, music videos, television programming, and promotional and documentary materials for corporate clients.
Interloper Films is also committed to creating public service media to explore social and cultural issues while pushing the medium of film. Since its initial inception by Ondi and David Timoner, the company has been developing a unique style of shooting and editing, both in verité and fiction work, where form always follows content.
Interloper Films has been recognized for its work with two Grand Jury Prizes for Documentary Features from the Sundance Film Festival, it has work permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, been nominated for a Grammy and has won a number of other film and cultural awards and commendations.
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.
Vladimir Radovanov (Executive Producer/Legal Counsel) is an entrepreneur and entertainment attorney (a UCLA Law School graduate) with fifteen years of business and artist development experience in both music and film. Throughout his career, Vlad has represented numerous clients in the entertainment industry, including various musical artists, record labels, and television and film studios such as TV Guide and 20th Century Fox. He got his start producing and distributing records, which included the likes of George Clinton, Cypress Hill, The Pharcyde, and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit and House of Pain, and began his career in film by providing legal advice to director Ondi Timoner on numerous matters. In 2008, Vlad executive produced and served as legal counsel for We Live In Public, winner of the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. In addition to his legal career, Vlad owns and serves a co-president of Cobra Music (www.cobramusicco.com) whose roster of artists include Urge Overkill, Black President, Suffrajett and Telephone.
Jeff Frey is a two-time Sundance award-winning producer working in both documentary and narrative feature films. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he started his film career with the Flicker Film Festival in Athens, GA with such creative personalities as Michael Stipe and Jim McCay.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jeff learned the mechanics of production by working his way up the chain of command from production assistant to Producer.
Projects Jeff has produced have garnered numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize, 2004 Sundance for the feature film "Dig!", the Sustainability Award, 2006 Media That Matters, for the short film "Recycle", both Gold and Silver Promax/BDA awards for his work in short form branded content, the 2007 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Special Jury Award for "Join Us", Grand Jury Prize, 2009 Sundance for the feature film "We Live in Public".
Over the years Jeff has developed more than a dozen projects and seen multiple feature films through production. He currently resides in Los Angeles and is finishing the documentary "King of the B’s: The Independent Life of Roger Corman" through Endeavor Independent and featuring over fifty interviews including such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Peter Fonda and Ron Howard among many others.
A Grammy-nominated producer, David specializes in editing and producing music-related documentaries. After graduating from Yale in 1996, where he began making films and writing screenplays, David moved to Los Angeles where he and his sister Ondi co-founded the company Interloper and began shooting DIG! shortly thereafter. Though there wasn't much distinction backthen between living the rocker lifestyle and working at Interloper, they were successful at producing several music-related projects, including the Grammy-nominated piece, They Wanted the Highway, featuring the band Fastball. In 2001, David edited another Grammy nominated documentary, Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly. Currently working on adocumentary about the musical legacy of the Carter / Cash Family, featuring Roseane Cash. David also works as an editor on Dancing With The Stars, and is developing two screenplays. He lives in Los Angeles withhis wife Kelly and his two children, Owen and Genevieve.
Allison Gay, a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Media Production and Writing. Allison has worked as a videographer and editor at WGBH in Boston, and more recently she was in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she wrote for The Jerusalem Post and produced documentary shorts for TasteTLV. Allison has also worked on Sundance award-winning documentary We Live in Public. Now located in Los Angeles, California, Allison continues her work at Interloper Films with Ondi Timoner as Associate Producer on a new feature documentary and/or series tentatively titled <3 STARTUP.
Theodore Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American freelance editor who studied in the Cinema and Television Arts Program at Cal-State University Northridge. Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Theodore has acquired an appreciation for the ethnocentric and artistically diverse communities in California. Theodore's past experience includes an internship at BravoTV as an Assistant Editor and freelance work on various blogs for stylist, artist and musicians. Now Theodore is the Assistant Editor to Ondi Timoner at Interloper Films.