Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.
“Women need to support women, and women who have access to funding need to fund other women.” That’s Amy Hobby, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute and also an Emmy Award-winning producer, talking about co-founding Tangerine Entertainment with Anne Hubbell, a production company dedicated to producing and building a community for films directed by women.
On this latest episode of WeTalk recorded at the Sidewalk Film Festival, the topic being discussed is the unique power derived from collaboration between women. Sharing stories on this subject are: the aforementioned Amy Hobby; actress Virginia Newcomb, who most recently acted in The Death of Dick Long and the short film Cherry; the producer of Cherry, Jen West, who’s also a writer-director; and our host, award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner. Don’t miss out as these inspiring women share how they’re pushing the boundaries of their craft and challenging the limitations facing female filmmakers!