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Two-time Sundance-winning director tells the riveting stories of the tech revolution to feed the innovator in you.

My name is Ondi Timoner, documentary film director of DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, Join Us, and Cool It.  I've won the Sundance Film Festival Grand-Jury prize twice - once for DIG! in 2004, and again five years later for We Live In Public.  Both of these films now reside in the permanent collection of the MoMA NY.  It’s been a wild ride, and I have been blessed to shoot these stories and share them around the world. 

And the adventure continues:  My team and I have spent the last two years interviewing some of the most influential minds in technology for our web portal, A Total Disruption. I set out to do this, because I am fascinated by the people and ideas that are changing and shaping our lives each and every day. Tech innovation moves so fast that we’ve struggled to keep pace with all the riveting content. We have managed to collect 300 hours of footage and put out 50 episodes so far.  And now we really, really need your help.

I’m asking for your support, so I can keep bringing you these vital stories, and enhance your experience with them in even more empowering ways.  This project has been super-punk so far, but we’ve outgrown ourselves. 

Why did I begin this amazing journey? Why am I passionately distributing these stories for free? Because I realized that we are living in the midst of the greatest revolution in human history, but the stories of this unprecedented era of innovation are not being told in ways that everyone can enjoy, understand, and connect with. And so I've turned my lens on this oft-intimidating industry, and its infinitely inspiring leaders, to empower all of us to get smarter and faster, together. By sharing our stories, we can all learn how to make our own visions fly, or figure out how to make a life doing what we love. There is an unprecedented opportunity right now, and I want us all to have the power and knowledge to seize it.

So far we’ve interviewed over 100 captivating innovators and entrepreneurs. During the past two years, we chased down the best minds changing the world through technology, media and entertainment. And there are so many more stories we want to tell!

HELP US BRING THESE STORIES TO YOU!

Viva La Disrupción!

- Ondi Timoner, A Total Disruption

Who Have We Interviewed?

Notable episodes include Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, Kevin Systrom of Instagram, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Bram Cohen of Bit Torrent, and Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, all of which can be found at atotaldisruption.com as part of seven unique web series.

GOAL #1 - THE EPISODES

Right now, we have 50 completed and edited interviews in 7 different web series that you can watch RIGHT NOW at www.atotaldisruption.com. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, people. We have over 100 additional interviews that we have yet to edit, and every day we learn about another dynamic innovation that requires investigation. IF we are successful with this campaign, we'll be interviewing Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter and Square) and other chief disruptors in San Francisco next month! 

History is happening around us right now, and we are determined to make sure that we capture it, and transform it into something we can all learn and benefit from. By supporting ATD, you will guarantee that we continue to produce at least one episode a week of groundbreaking tech innovation to feed the innovator in you.

GOAL #2 - THE DATABASE

We are creating a never-before-seen repository for the stories of technology, as they unfold, accessible through one singular online portal.

We know a web series episode can only tell so much of the story. For every 5 minute video we produce, we film between 1 and 2 full hours of each subject as they convey a wealth of valuable information and insight. The solution: We will convert these hundreds of hours of interviews into a highly searchable database where all of the experience and knowledge of the biggest minds in tech will be at your fingertips.

Learn in detail about every aspect of their experience from what motivates them, to their successes, failures, and everything in between. Tech fans, innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, schools, universities, and historians will be able to plunder this knowledge database for years to come. It can become a time-capsule of the revolution we are still experiencing in our lives each and every day. 

GOAL #3 - THE NEW CEA SERIES - Season One: Amanda Palmer

Who is Amanda Palmer? Not only is she an epic musician (best known for The Dresden Dolls), but she had one of the most successful individual campaigns on Kickstarter, raising over 1.1 million dollars to produce her next album. Wow! How did she do it? She harnessed the power of social media and the enthusiasm of her devoted fan base - not just for her art, but for her inspired mission to change the way the game is played.

If this campaign is successful, we will launch a unique new series called CEA (Chief Executive Artist), taking a look at innovators in the fields of art and music. We will begin by chronicling Amanda's next world tour - which is dedicated to playing for the fans that contributed to her unparalleled crowdfunding success. By leveraging technology to become a successful CEA, she turns the business into an art form in and of itself. Amanda's story is one everyone can learn from and reproduce-- a singular story that represents the larger zeitgeist in which we all live.

Once the series gets kicking, we will release these episodes on A Total Disruption every week - following Amanda's tour of house parties, Ninja Gigs, and many other disruptive events to be revealed. The more money we raise here, the further we can go - both geographically and in terms of number of episodes!

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/ATotalDisruption

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/TotalDisruption

Thank You, Disruptors!

I hope you will become a part of the documentation of the disruption, one of the biggest shifts in human history. I look forward to the other side of this campaign, empowered to bring the revolution to you!!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

A note from the Interloper Team: On the spectrum of risk, A Total Disruption has remarkably little risk of not being completed. First off, you have one of the most successful, hardworking, and determined documentary filmmakers in the world directing the effort. Ondi's track record speaks for itself: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0863756/

For the database, our editors are ready to begin the steps of transcoding, cataloguing, tagging, and uploading the hundreds of hours of interviews onto our servers. All of this is professionally budgeted and thought out to ensure success!

If we reach our fundraising goal, our now eight series (we're including the new CEA: Amanda Palmer adventure) will continue, and with a few new and key crew members joining the team, so that our database can soon gift the world with unmatchable quality wisdom. Please do believe in and support ATD. You will become a part of a project that may indeed become film history, chronicling the disruption you're now a part of!!

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    {UNABRIDGED WISDOM} In addition to the Shepard Fairey Digital Poster, and the Ondi and Amanda Behind-the-Scenes video, you will receive a 1 year subscription to the database, AND we will send you an UNABRIDGED TRANSCRIPT of any ATD interview you'd like from the episodes on the website, well before the database is ready to unveil, to speed you on your way. Every interview is between 1 & 2 hours of top-shelf wisdom. ATD was granted rare access to speak with the top minds in tech, so take advantage of this incredible resource!

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    {PATRON SUPPORTER} Everything in the UNABRIDGED WISDOM reward, the ONDI DOUBLE FEATURE DOWNLOAD, PLUS we’ll proudly display your NAME OR COMPANY on the ATD “Patron Wall" (for one year from the completion of our Kickstarter campaign) with a link to your website. This shows you support innovation, education and darn good storytelling, while giving people the opportunity to connect with your organization through the ATD hub.

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    {ATD SOIREE PACKAGE} Of course we’ll send you everything in the UNABRIDGED WISDOM reward, PLUS you and a guest will receive a SPECIAL INVITATION to a private event. Ondi and ATD will host a Massively-Disruptive Party in either San Francisco or Los Angeles (TBD) with live performances by AMANDA PALMER and other rocking acts (TBA), to thank anyone who blesses us with a pledge of $750 or more. Mix and mingle with fellow patrons, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, and innovators over drinks and horsd'oeuvres. We will screen exclusive footage from ATD and Ondi wants to personally spend time with each one of you, as do many of our entrepreneurs. Travel costs are the responsibility of the backers and can’t be included in this package, sorry!

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    {CONVO WITH A TECH GURU} You’ll receive our UNABRIDGED WISDOM package, two tickets to the ATD Soiree, and then THIS -- a rare opportunity to spend 20 minutes on a SKYPE CALL with some of the leading entrepreneurs and VC's who have joined the A Total Disruption team. You can pitch your idea, or enlist their help developing it. Choose from these great founders and VCs: Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit), Steve Huffman (Co-Founder Hipmunk and Reddit), Eric Ries (Lean Startup Machine), Joey Flores (Earbits), Tim Chang (VC - Mayfield Ventures), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), Craig Walker (FireSpotter Labs), Christine Herron (VC - Intel Capital), Trevor Owens (Lean Startup Machine), Mark Suster (VC - GRP Partners), Arjun Dev Arora (Retargeter), and Brian Mullins (Daqri). This might be the best 20 minutes of your career. Each person is granting only three conversation each, so grab this perk quickly. Backers will get priority order to select their session. We'll update how many are left for each person as they are reserved.

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    {DOCUMENT GENIUS} JOIN ONDI AND CREW ON LOCATION for the day, LEARN GREAT FILMMAKING and SIT DOWN WITH 2 to 3 OF THE TOP ENTREPRENEURS OR INNOVATORS IN THE WORLD. Every day of filming ATD the past two years, we've felt like we're in the best MBA program on the planet, getting in-depth time with some of the smartest people in the world. Locations will be LA, San Francisco, or NYC - the choice is yours! (Travel costs are the responsibility of the backers and can’t be included in this package, sorry, but lunch is definitely on us!) FINALLY - because you are joining our crew, Ondi with join yours and give you advice on your film or project, whatever phase it's in (FILMMAKER'S FRESH EYES PACKAGE)

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    {ONDI HOUSE SCREENING &/OR KEYNOTE} Ondi will come to whatever home, venue or institution you desire in the world (travel not included), and she will bring some, or all, of her films or any footage she has shot of anything throughout her career - (FYI - She has shot many, many things, so go to InterloperFilms.com and check out what you might want to see extra exclusive footage of!) She will talk on any subject you desire, or hang out and tell you stories all night long - and boy, does she have stories to share! (FILMMAKER FRESH EYE'S INCLUDED - Send Ondi a piece of work you want her to dissect, and she will bring you the full report in the flesh!)

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    {ONDI MAKES A FILM ABOUT YOUR COMPANY OR ARTISTRY} Do you believe that your start up is revolutionary or transformative? Or that your art, and the way you are making it, or distributing it, is breaking boundaries? Share your vision/work with the world with the best 5-10 minute film ever made! Ondi and crew will come and shoot you in action, and sit down with your founders (if you are a company) and draw out the rockstars in them, like she can do better than anyone. We will then create and spread a FULL EPISODE on atotaldisruption.com and other relevant where-its-hot outlets, where we'll get to the heart of how you are making an impact and disrupting the industry. Your moving portrait will live alongside the greatest minds in tech, and the great artists blazing new trails. It will be viewed by tens of thousands of people across the industry and beyond. This is not only a lasting document that you can cherish forever, but one you can use right now to promote your vision. Also, you’ll receive FOUR TICKETS to the ATD Soirée and PLUS we'll send you EVERYTHING ABOVE... AND we will love you forever. (Please keep in mind that your company must fit within the culture of ATD's content, so she won't be making a video of your bakery, unless it's using groundbreaking technology or a result of extraordinary entrepreneurship -- you know what we mean:)

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