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BYOD Takes on DocuWeeks [VIDEOS]

By KJ Relth

Part of, Bring Your Own Doc (BYOD) is an online series dedicated to entertaining, informing, and elevating documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and filmmakers that deserve exposure. And with BYOD signed on a media sponsor of this year's DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase, participating feature filmmakers had the distinct opportunity of sitting down with co-host and veteran documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner to discuss any and all aspects of their film.

Two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner (We Live in Public, Dig!) Timoner sat down with four filmmakers from the 16th annual doc showcase this August. In just over one hour, Timoner takes us inside a Brazilian circus with Kelly J Richardson (Without A Net), delves into an artist expose with Jane Weiner (RICKY on LEACOCK), explores one man's quest for clean water with Patrick Shen (La Source), and talks about the man with the most number of Guinness World Records with Brian McGinn (The Record Breaker). In each interview, she discusses what brought these filmmakers to the stories that informed their films, screen clips from each of their projects, the technical aspects of their filmmaking, and other questions that only a fellow documentary filmmaker would know to ask.

To make it easy for you, we've put together a playlist on our YouTube channel so you can watch them all back to back!