Ted K

“Yesterday was quite good, the only disruptive sounds were nine evil jets.” Ted K lives a life of almost complete seclusion in a simple wooden cabin without electricity or running water in the mountains of Montana. But then this former university professor, who despises modern life and society’s faith in technology, becomes radicalised. What begins with local acts of sabotage, ends with deadly bomb attacks. Ted K is the Unabomber.
Terrorist Ted Kaczynski was arrested in 1996 and remains in prison to this day. Director Tony Stone takes a radical approach to addressing Kaczynski’s way of thinking and portrays him here on the basis of his diary entries and his written pamphlets. Ted K is no conventional biopic – it does not attempt to conduct a psychological analysis or describe trauma. Instead, text fragments, intense images and electronic as well as classical film music are combined to create a hypnotic composition about violence, isolation and the nature of the essence of evil.
by Tony Stone
with Sharlto Copley, Drew Powell, Amber Rose Mason, Travis Bruyer, Megan Folsom, Andrew Senn
USA 2021 English 120’ Colour


  • Sharlto Copley (Ted)
  • Drew Powell (Tom)
  • Amber Rose Mason (Becky)
  • Travis Bruyer (Ranger Gary)
  • Megan Folsom (Mrs. Hill)
  • Andrew Senn (Mikey)


Director Tony Stone
Screenplay Gaddy Davis, John Rosenthal, Tony Stone
Cinematography Nathan Corbin
Editing Tony Stone, Brad Turner, Troy Herion
Music Blanck Mass
Sound Design Ryan Price
Sound Andrew Pals
Production Design Audrey Turner, Kate Lindsay
Costumes Kate Lindsay, Rachaell Dama
Make-Up Melissa Oteri, Erica Pearce
Assistant Directors Brooke Swaney, Robin T. D’Oench
Casting Jennifer Venditti
Production Managers Jeri Rafter, John Hay Jr.
Producers Matt Flanders, Tony Stone, Sharlto Copley
Executive Producers Cameron Brodie, Tyler Brodie, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli, Trevor O’Neil
Co-Producers Jake Perlin, Niles Roth, Colin Scott

Tony Stone

The filmmaker was born in New York City, USA. His debut film, Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, was released in cinemas in 2009. His next film, Out of Our Minds, premiered at Sundance and screened at the Worldcon science fiction convention. His first documentary, Peter and the Farm, also secured a cinema release and received rave reviews in “The Guardian” and “The New York Times”.


2009 Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America 2011 Out of Our Minds; short film 2016 Peter and the Farm; documentary 2021 Ted K

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021