WeTalkBefore You Know It: Producing Scripted Films

Ondi Timoner is joined by the creative forces behind Before You Know It to discuss the highs and lows of independent filmmaking.

Ondi Timoner is back at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to lead an interesting discussion on the long, yet rewarding process of independent filmmaking.

In Episode 2 of WeTalk Sundance, our host and award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner is joined by the creative minds of the film Before You Know It, co-writer and lead actress Jen Tullock and producer Mallory Schwartz. These three creators lead us through the tiring and difficult process of transitioning an idea between friends into a full-length scripted independent film.

This discussion also gives us the inside scoop on the distinct steps of the creative process from our panel’s filmmaking experiences, including writing, rewriting, pitching, casting, constant difficult decision-making, and more.

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.