From Our Soundbooth | February 18, 2016

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, as part of our podcast series covering The Citizen Jane Film Festival, we had the opportunity to talk to Ondi Timoner, the director of BRAND. The Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates independent film by independent women and takes place in Columbia, Missouri, every fall. You can find out more information here.

Ondi Timoner is a filmmaker, the founder and Chief Executive Artist of Interloper Films and A Total Disruption, and two-time recipient of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. Ondi’s films have screened at film festivals such as Sundance and SxSW, where her most recent documentary, BRAND: A Second Coming, was the 2015 opening night headliner. BRAND follows the life of BRAND_WebsiteMockup_06_DIRECTOR_HEADSHOT_v01_082515super-star comedian turned political activist Russel Brand through his sobriety and channeling of figures such as Ghandi, Che Guevara, Malcom X, and Jesus.

In this podcast, Ondi talks about how she approaches filming her subjects, as well as the challenges she faced while filming BRAND.

For more information about BRAND, and to stream the film, visit the website here.  Enjoy the interview!

Please Note: This interview was recorded on the busy streets of Columbia, Missouri and the audio quality reflects this, but it’s worth it–we promise!

Don’t forget about our annual spring Audio Contest, with winners in the categories of fiction, prose, audio documentary, and humor each receiving an award of $1,000.