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

With

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

Crew

DirectorTony Stone
ScreenplayGaddy Davis, John Rosenthal, Tony Stone
CinematographyNathan Corbin
EditingTony Stone, Brad Turner, Troy Herion
MusicBlanck Mass
Sound DesignRyan Price
SoundAndrew Pals
Production DesignAudrey Turner, Kate Lindsay
CostumesKate Lindsay, Rachaell Dama
Make-UpMelissa Oteri, Erica Pearce
Assistant DirectorsBrooke Swaney, Robin T. D’Oench
CastingJennifer Venditti
Production ManagersJeri Rafter, John Hay Jr.
ProducersMatt Flanders, Tony Stone, Sharlto Copley
Executive ProducersCameron Brodie, Tyler Brodie, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli, Trevor O’Neil
Co-ProducersJake Perlin, Niles Roth, Colin Scott

Produced by

Verisimilitude

New York, USA

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World sales

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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”.

Filmography

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