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By Ondi Timoner | September 19, 2013

SIRIUS, the extraterrestrial and UFO documentary that has become the largest crowd-funded documentary so far, is seen here in footage and the film trailer with filmmaker J.D. Seraphine. We see a possible alien body and how Stanford scientists examined the extraterrestrial, discuss Dr. Stephen Greer and his work on ETs, and learn how the film got funded by the public to tell the larger story about alien life and Earth on this BYOD with host Ondi Timoner…

Watch new episodes of BYOD live each week on Tuesdays at noon on TheLip.TV, or tune in for the archived replay starting here on the following Thursday.

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.

J.D. Seraphine grew up in “the thick of the entertainment world” from a young age touring on the road with his father, Danny Seraphine, founding drummer of the hit band, Chicago. He has spent the last 7 years working in many facets of media production and media project financing. His resume includes Production Management and Coordination on large budget commercials for many companies including Nike and Apple to name a few.

On theatrical feature films, J.D. has consulted a number of companies and projects regarding project finance and financial structure. He also raised funding for numerous projects, including Hesher, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Tony nominated Broadway hit play, Rock of Ages, which Warner Bros has recently adapted into a $60 Million Feature Film starring Tom Cruise.

Most recently, J.D. teamed up with Amardeep Kaleka to Produce the feature length documentary entitled “Sirius”, which enjoyed a successful release theatrically and digitally in the Spring of 2013.


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