Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, DIG!, about the collision of art & commerce through the star-crossed rivalry between the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre -- and her 2009 top prize-winner, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, about Internet visionary Josh Harris, who showed by example how willingly we will trade our privacy and in the virtual age-- were both acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for their permanent collection.
Ondi is currently directing and producing the feature documentary BRAND: A SECOND COMING which through the life journey of Russell Brand from drug, sex and fame addict to social activist, explores the drive we have to make our lives meaningful, the role of the individual in the very pressing need for global shift in consciousness, and the fine line between genius and madness. Her other features include The Nature of the Beast (1994), Join Us (2007), and COOL IT (2010). Ondi is the founder and director of A TOTAL DISRUPTION, a network for innovators, artists and entrepreneurs documenting the thought leaders and doers who are driving the greatest revolution in the history of mankind with technology. Ondi delivered a TEDX talk at TEDXKC 2014 which addresses our reluctance to step out of line and traces the characteristics of her visionary subjects in order to empower all of us to turn our dreams into reality. Additionally, she also keynoted HotDocs, Westdocs, Masters in Motion, Akamai's Edge Conference, and Kaltura Conference about the opportunities that the rapid advancements in technology and the Internet present across all industries, with a focus on the arts.