Join Scott Hamilton Kennedy, David Lee Miller, Mark MacInnis and Gabriel Sunday on this special episode 100th episode of BYOD, where host Ondi Timoner gets the tables turned on her to ask about her experience directing We Live In Public and hosting the show. We share some of the favorite moments from the world’s only all documentary film talk show before turning focus back to what is coming up in the world of documentary and on BYOD.
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BYOD is hosted by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor and has worked on everything from music videos and commercials to motion capture animation, scripted and reality television, and fiction and non-fiction film. Scott’s documentary The Garden was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. It tells the story of the South Central Community Garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. Scott’s debut documentary, OT: our town, tells the underdog story of the staging of the first play in twenty years at Dominguez High in Compton, California, and their attempt to produce Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Scott’s most recent film is Fame High, about the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Fame High follows five freshman and five seniors through a school year as they try to become successful actors, singers, dancers, and musicians.
A native of Detroit, Mark MacInnis has been witness to the ongoing collapse of his hometown with the failing local economy. Having worked on other film projects, Mark elected to put his experience into action by making “Urban Roots.”
Financing the movie himself by waiting tables, and spotlighting the efforts of local humble citizens of the motor city, Mark has shown himself to be an emblematic independent filmmaker. Beyond being an artist, Mark has gone the extra step of founding the Urban Roots-Field of Dreams project, which is creating small farms in urban high schools to educate young people in the realities of food growing. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
David Lee Miller wrote and directed the feature film Breakfast of Aliens (Hemdale), and has written screenplays for Ivan Reitman Productions (Universal), Goldie Hawn (Disney), and the Spider-Man animated series (Fox/Marvel). A Writers Guild of America member since 1989, David wrote, directed and scored Zoo-opolis! (Pacific Arts/Orion, one of history’s first home video releases), and wrote the Simon & Schuster Picture Storybooks Baby (Disney) and The Goonies (Amblin). He adapted two Max Lucado’s best-selling children’s books from the You Are Special series for animated production. David directed The Voyager Company’s best-selling Mozart: The Dissonant Quartet CD-ROM and was the Head of Voyager’s pioneering Criterion Collection, creating the industry’s first interactive laserdisc Special Editions of great classic and contemporary motion pictures with renowned filmmakers.David is the co-founder of Regenerate, a By Youth-For Youth nonprofit media organization dedicated to saving young lives through youth arts empowerment. Regenerate has been offered a partnership with the Ad Council and Dept. of Transportation to create a Public Service Campaign on Teen Driving Safety and Teen Suicide Prevention with $30 million in donated media. David directed, wrote and produced the feature film My Suicide, a dark teen romantic comedy with a youth suicide prevention message that was developed by Regenerate.