THE LAST MILE
Monday, March 16
1:30PM - 3:03PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
The Last Mile is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.
Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Ondi Timoner
Executive Producer: Rachel Samuels
Producer: Andrew Landini, Brooks Knudsen, Adam Eckenfelder
Cinematographer: Andrew Landini
Editor: Michael Colin Russell
Sound Designer: Adam Eckenfelder
Music: Roger Neill
Additional Credits: Camera Operator: Brooks Knudsen, Camera Operator: Ondi Timoner, Production Coordinator: Brooke Mueller, Motion Designer: Cullen Parr
Director/Producer Ondi Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice - for DIG! ('04) about the collision of art & commerce through the story of two bands & WE LIVE IN PUBLIC ('09) about Internet visionary, Josh Harris. Both reside in MoMA NY. Her other award-winning features are The Nature of the Beast (1994), Join Us (2007) & COOL IT (2010).
Public Film Contact
INTERLOPER FILMS INC.