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.
At the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, Ondi Timoner tackles the often taboo subject of mental health with mental health advocates and directors who are diving into the crisis in their films.
Our host and award-winning filmmaker Timoner invites a special guest panel to advocate for the importance of addressing mental health in our world and ensuring that those suffering are receiving the proper aid.
In the concluding episode of WeTalk SXSW, Ondi sits down with Jenifer McShane, director of Ernie & Joe; Lauren Carson, founder of Black Girls Smile Inc.; and Erin Lee Carr, director of I Love You, Now Die: Commonwealth vs Michelle Carter. Join these incredible women in their discussion of educating more people about mental health and the significance of seeking professional treatment for those in need!