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By Ondi Timoner and Vlad Radovanov | June 7, 2012

We talk to the creators of Sexy Baby, the doc examination of modern sexuality in the information age, then we are joined by Chris Kenneally, director of the film vs. digital opus, Side by Side.

Finally, we look at Every Tuesday, which profiles the cartoon team that is hard at work at The New Yorker

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 co-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, and Vladimir Radovanov, entertainment attorney, and executive producer of “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.” 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 and Vladimir share their 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.

Rachel Loube studied sociology at Brandeis University and earned her MFA in social documentary film from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. In addition to Every Tuesday, she produced, directed, and edited the documentary short, This Is Tap, featuring the dancer Michelle Dorrance.

Jill Bauer, Co-Director, Producer, Sound Operator of Sexy Baby, was 15 when she landed her first interview with Barbara Walters and was so taken by the interview process that she never stopped asking questions — especially about relationships, one of her main beats while at the Miami Herald. Bauer is a Hearst and SPJ award-winning journalist and has written for and edited several magazines and newspapers.  She is the author of the non-fiction humor book“From ‘I Do’ to ‘I’ll Sue’: An Irreverent Compendium for Survivors of Divorce.

Ronna Gradus, Co-Director, Producer, Director of Photography of Sexy Baby, was born and raised in New York City. Since a young age she loved to watch people, so when a camera was placed in her hand a documentarian emerged. She graduated with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and began her career as a photojournalist. Most notably she was a staff photographer at The Miami Herald where she was dubbed by editors as one of the strongest among the 22-member photography staff. While there, she was sent on several assignments in Cuba and covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Chris Kenneally lives in Brooklyn. He wrote, directed, and produced the doc Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating. He is currently in pre-production on a narrative feature about a teenage graffiti artist in Coney Island called Green Dolphin and is developing an episodic series called Chef.


00:01 BYOD Tribeca FF Pt. 3, opening.
02:18 Sexy Baby, clip.
03:43 Welcoming Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus.
05:17 Explaining Sexy Baby and looking at sexiness in the cyber-age.
06:58 The 13 year old scene stealer and shocking exposure.
09:06 Stripping moms and waxing expectations.
13:56 Profiling different perspectives on sex in the cyber age.
15:22 How Jill and Ronna met in Miami and the desensitized scene.
18:46 Where to see Sexy Baby.
21:18 Sexy Baby, clip.
22:47 Side by Side, clip.
24:28 Welcoming Chris Kenneally and Justin Szlasa.
26:09 A film about filmmaking in revolution.
27:22 Working with Keanu Reeves on the project.
29:06 The character of film.
30:13 The filmmaker’s opinion on digital vs. film.
32:30 The digital impact on doc and scripted films.
34:22 What Side by Side was shot with.
35:25 Keanu as an interviewer and feeling starstruck.
36:37 Where the power has shifted behind the camera.
40:08 Favorite moments from the film–David Fincher.
40:55 Future plans for the makers.
43:05 Where to see Side By Side.
44:24 Side by Side, clip.
45:04 Every Tuesday, clip.
47:08 Welcoming Rachel Loube.
47:48 What the film is about.
48:35 The inspiration for the film.
50:00 Keeping the doc short.
50:36 The extreme niche of single panel cartoons and favorites.
51:38 The four artists profiled in the short film.
53:53 Making a thesis into a film.
54:40 A filmmaker’s debut on the stage and the future.
57:00 Show Wrap.

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