INTERLOPER FILMS is an international award-winning full-service production company that develops and produces original feature length documentaries and cutting-edge web series. Interloper Films has been recognized for its work with two Grand Jury Prizes for Documentary Features from the Sundance Film Festival. Its work are in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and have been nominated for a Grammy.
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’s most recent career achievement awards 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).
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.