INTERLOPER FILMS is an international award-winning full-service production company founded by acclaimed filmmaker Ondi Timoner. The company develops and produces original feature length documentaries and narrative films, non-fiction television series, cutting-edge web series and award-winning short films.
Interloper Films's catalog of distinguished features includes: DIG! (2004), WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009), THE NATURE OF THE BEAST (1994), JOIN US (2007), COOL IT (2010) and BRAND: A SECOND COMING (2015), among others. JUNGLETOWN, their 10-hour nonfiction series for VICELAND about the building of “the world’s most sustainable town,” aired in 2017 to rave reviews.
MAPPLETHORPE, the company’s first scripted feature film, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in competition in 2018, taking home the 2nd Audience Award.
Interloper's most notable short films incllude: LIBRARY OF DUST (2011), AMANDA F***ING PALMER ON THE ROCKS (2013), OBEY THE ARTIST (2014), RUSSELL BRANDS THE BIRD (2014), and THE LAST MILE (2015).
Interloper Films’s work is featured in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and has been nominated for a Grammy. Additional achievements also include: The Rogue Award (Ashland Film Festival, 2015), The No Limits Award (Sarasota Film Society, 2015), The Auteur Award (Kodak, 2017), and the Maverick Award (The Audience Awards, 2017).
Interloper Films also produced Sound Affects, a series for VH1 with 13 half hour episodes about music's effect on people's lives. The company produced BYOD (Bring Your Doc) for thelip.tv, creating 300 episodes with top documentary filmmakers over five years. They also produced A TOTAL DISRUPTION, an online network dedicated to telling the stories of entrepreneurs & artists who use technology to innovate the way we live. Subjects include, among others, Moby, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, and Tony Hsieh.
Current productions include WeTalk, a traveling talk show / live event celebrating the women shaping our culture across arts, entrepreneurship, government and technology; a feature-length documentary about the Opioid epidemic, documenting the crisis to remove the stigma, and a nature series for Disney Digital.
Founder, director/producer, ONDI TIMONER has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice – for her 2004 documentary, DIG!, and her 2009 top prize-winner, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. Other award-winning features include: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST (1994), JOIN US (2007), COOL IT (2010) and BRAND: A SECOND COMING (2015). Her 10-hour nonfiction series about the building of “the world’s most sustainable town” JUNGLETOWN (2017), for Viceland was critically-acclaimed.
Timoner’s first scripted feature, MAPPLETHORPE, starring Matt Smith – which she, wrote, directed, edited and produced through her production company, Interloper Films, over the last 12 years, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in competition in 2018.
Timoner has produced & hosted BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) for thelip.tv, creating 300 episodes with the top documentary filmmakers over five years. She is also the Founder & CEA of A TOTAL DISRUPTION, an online network dedicated to telling the stories of entrepreneurs & artists who use technology to innovate the way we live. Subjects include Amanda Palmer, Shepard Fairey, Russell Brand, Moby, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, Tony Hsieh etc. Timoner has released two master classes for filmmakers through this portal, LEAN CONTENT & HOW TO MAKE A GREAT DOCUMENTARY (IN MY OPINION.) In 2014, Ondi gave a TEDxKC talk about “impossible visionaries” entitled “When Genius and Insanity Hold Hands.”
Current projects include WeTalk, her traveling talk show about the women shaping our culture, and two untitled feature documentaries: the first about the Opioid epidemic in America & the second following the founder of the animal rights movement in America taking one final stand to make lasting change.
Timoner is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and has served on the board of the DGA.