~ONDI TIMONER, where are you now ?
so, where are you now, ONDI TIMONER, the ONLY (!!) 2 time winner at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, ever, with:
‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ – winning the GRAND JURY PRIZE, DOCUMENTARY in 2009, and . . . ‘DIG!’ winning the same award, GRAND JURY PRIZE, DOCUMENTARY, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, in 2004.
LOOK NO FURTHER, FIND OUT RIGHT HERE: . . . and, yes it is !! – JAMES FRANCO as MAPPLETHORPE !!
ONDI !! SHE DIG! DONE DID IT.
“ONDI TIMONER’S ‘MAPPLETHORPE’ starring JAMES FRANCO Tops Tribeca Institute’s All Access grants for 2012”.
The Hollywood Reporter:
“MAPPLETHORPE” in which FRANCO would play the artist who defied censors and died of AIDS in 1989 is to be the narrative film debut of ONDI TIMONER, best known for directing “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC”.
GREETINGS (!!) friends of Interloper . . .
It’s been a long time . . . over a year since we last filled you in.
In January 2011, we had a great trip to our snow-filled second home at the Sundance Film Festival, beckoned by the inimitable JAMES FRANCO who had just signed on to star in Ondi’s first pre-scripted actor film . . . James asked Ondi to film the installment of his ode to Three’s Company at the fabulous New Frontiers exhibition. Actor & director had an opportunity to spend time together at his 70s style bash.
JAMES rocked the Suzanne Somers look, and Ondi, well, she rocked Ondi.
JAMES FRANCO & ONDI TIMONER at SUNDANCE 2012 – PHOTOS COURTESY INTERLOPER.
The long hours of writing … have passed and the result is a highly visual and detailed portrait of one of America’s most revolutionary photographic artists. Ondi’s next film is an intimate portrait of ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, a visionary whose controversial photography electrified the contemporary art world and immortalized a generation ravaged by AIDS.
A two-part love story, ‘MAPPLETHORPE’ explores Robert’s attempt to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing through his artistic expression . . . .
The feature-to-be was recently awarded a Tribeca All-Access Grant, where it swept the headlines in over 100 publications around the world. Working with her fellow producers, ELIZA and NATE DUSHKU and MILES LEVY, the Mapplethorpe team is moving full speed ahead towards getting their goal of shooting ‘MAPPLETHORPE’ this summer.
you can follow: Ondi on Facebook, here.
rocker PATTI SMITH and ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE in New York, 1970 – PHOTO: NORMAN SEEF/Artinfo
read all about it: ‘Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic Starring JAMES FRANCO…’ by GRAHAM FULLER/Artinfo
so, what I want to know is: WHO in THE WORLD – IS GONNA PLAY – PATTI !!!!!!!