From the mind of acclaimed director Tony Stone comes TED K- a bracing, cinematic journey into the tortured mind of The Unabomber. Deep in the American Rocky Mountains lived a man who sought refuge from modern society. His dark writings forewarned of a society ruled by technology. As the outside world encroached on his mountain sanctuary, he slowly became radicalized with rage. What began with small acts of sabotage,culminated with deadly bomb attacks, national media attention, and the largest manhunt in American history. Actor Sharlto Copley brings a dark intensity and unnerving intimacy to this chilling portrait of America’s most notorious and enigmatic terrorist.
CREDITS Directed and Produced by
Director of Photography
Gaddy Davis John Rosenthal Tony Stone
Tony Stone Brad Turner
Jake Perlin Niles Roth Colin Scott
Executive Produced by
Cameron Brodie Tyler Brodie Melissa Auf der Maur Shannon Houchins Potsy Ponciroli Trevor O’Neil
FILMMAKER BIOGRAPHIES Tony Stone | Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
Tony Stone was born and raised in Lower Manhattan. His first feature film, SEVERED WAYS: THE NORSE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2009 to high acclaim with Indiewire proclaiming it to be “a visionary work from one of the most promising new American narrative filmmakers in recent years.” Stone’s next film, OUT OF OUR MINDS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier Program and was screened at World Con’s 67th Annual Sci-Fi Convention. His debut documentary film, PETER AND THE FARM, also released by Magnolia Pictures, premiered at the 2016 True/False Film Festival and screened at New Directors/New Films. The New York Times called it “a wondrous documentary” with The Guardian giving the film a four-star review. TED K is his most recent film and continues his exploration of the dark and rugged soul of America.
Matt Flanders | Producer
Matt Flanders is an independent producer and writer. He is currently producing THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE, written and directed by Richard Press and starring Elizabeth Debicki and Ralph Fiennes. He co-wrote and is also producing DOWN CAPE, directed by Julia Stiles. Other producing credits include Danny Sangra’s GOLDBRICKS IN BLOOM and Alexandra Boyd’s WIDOW’S WALK. Before starting his own production company, In Your Face Entertainment, he worked in production and development at Plan B Entertainment. During his time there, he assisted with Ryan Murphy’s EAT, PRAY, LOVE, Andrew Dominik’s KILLING THEM SOFTLY, Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z, and Steve McQueen’s TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE. Originally from Helena, Montana, he now splits his time between New York City and Upstate New York.
Nathan Corbin | Director of Photography
Nathan Corbin is an American interdisciplinary artist based in NYC working in film and sound. His filmmaking intersects narrative, doc, commercial, fashion, music and art.Nathan is known for his work as DP (Severed Ways, Peter and The Farm) Director (HTRK, Skepta) Music producer (Excepter, HTRK, Zebrablood) & DJ as Blazer Sound (NTS, Youth) In recent years, Nathan has filmed commercials for the NFL, MLB, ESPN, Budweiser, American Eagle; a documentary on Ghanaian artist Ata Kak for Red Bull; & the performances of ‘17 Biennale winner, Anne Imhof. His film work has aired live during the Super Bowl, on Netflix and at Sundance. His DJing has taken him from PS-1 Warmup and Nowadays to festivals Sustain Release and Meakusma; on EU and AUS tours & to spinning parties for Mixpak and Supreme. Nathan holds a BA in film studies from Bard College.
Blanck Mass | Composer
As Blanck Mass, Benjamin John Power takes the anthemic melodies and heroic doses of noise he pioneered with Fuck Buttons in directions that are sometimes more immediate but always thought-provoking. In 2012, “Sundowner” soundtracked the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. The song was chosen by Underworld’s Rick Smith and performed by London’s Symphony Orchestra to 900 million people worldwide. Whether railing against political injustice on 2017’s “World Eater” or exploring the connection between grief and consumerism on 2019’s “Animated Violence Mild,” Power’s work as Blanck Mass is, above all, musically and emotionally intense.
Brad Turner | Editor
Brad is a film editor based out of New York City. He has cut fourteen feature films, ranging from documentaries like 2006 SXSW Audience Award winner and LARP epic Darkon, to inspiring hip-hop opera and celeration of maternity Patti-Cake$, to the tragic Pacino transformation spectacle Paterno. Brad has worked with directors like Barry Levinson, Damon Thomas, and Geremy Jasper. His ongoing collaboration with renowned conceptual artist Rashid Johnson, whom he helped adapt the seminal novel Native Son, has recently spilled into galleries. Brad is a founding partner of SeeThink, a film production company in Brooklyn. In addition to features, he has cut hundreds of music videos and commercials, for bands like TV on the Radio and Wolfmother, and brands like Nike, Apple, BMW, and Google. He has a film studies degree from Columbia University, a wife named Lindsay, and a two-pound chihuahua named Dietrich.
Andrey Turner | Production Designer
Audrey Turner is an American production designer who most recently completed Owen Kline’s TWO AGAINST NATURE. A frequent collaborator with the Safdie brothers, she worked on their films GOOD TIME and HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT and the Jay-Z music video MARCY ME. Other past projects include Grear Patterson’s GIANTS BEING LONELY and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s AS YOU ARE.
Kate Lindsay | Production Designer
Kate Lindsay is an American costume designer and production designer, known primarily for her work in independent features with rural Montana themes.Ted K was her debut film, with dual positions as both costume designer and production designer. Her second feature as costume designer was God’s Country, a thriller set in the desolate Montana landscape starring Thandiwe Newton and directed by Julian Higgins. The film is currently in post-production. Lindsay is currently working on The Ploughmen, Ed Harris’ third directed film, starring Robert Duvall and Garrett Hedlund. While preparing for Ted K, Lindsay spent countless hours pouring over FBI file photos, including Kaczynski’s own journals, and working with the locals in Lincoln, Montana to achieve a level of authenticity for the story that is hard to decipher the real from the recreated. Lindsay transplanted some of Kaczynski’s own rhubarb from his original garden plot and has transplanted it through several moves and continues to grow it each year in her own garden plot. Lindsay’s now 2 1⁄2 year old daughter was both conceived and brought into this world during the filming of Ted K, leaving her with an entirely separate fondness for the film that literally changed her life.
Jake Perlin | Co-Producer
Jake Perlin is the Artistic and Programming Director of Metrograph, a cinema in New York, and the Executive Director of Cinema Conservancy, a film production and consultancy non-profit dedicated to American Independent film. Cinema Conservancy’s recent co-productions include Hermia and Helena (2016) and Peter and the Farm (2016). Perlin was co-producer of Laurie Anderson’s film Heart of a Dog (2015). Previously, he was Programmer-at-Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and was awarded the 2015 Film Heritage prize from the National Society of Film Critics. Perlin is the founder of Film Desk, a film distribution company, and was recently named a Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.
Jennifer Venditti | Casting
Jennifer Venditti is an acclaimed casting director. Based in NYC, her work recognizes the extraordinary in the ordinary, confronting stereotypes and broadening our ideas of beauty and our understanding of what it means to be human. While scouting, Venditti began interviewing subjects to understand the people behind the faces. One such interview became a feature length documentary, BILLY THE KID. The acclaimed documentary brought attention from the film community, who began seeking her out to cast films when traditional casting techniques fell short. For each project, Venditti engages a full spectrum of talent possibilities: trained actors, performers, models, everyday people, members of subculture and diverse communities. She celebrates the alchemy that results from the mix. Venditti has cast such film and tv projects as HBO’s hit show EUPHORIA, Mike Mill’s upcoming feature C’MON C’MON starring Joaquin Phoenix, the Safdie Brother’s UNCUT GEMS and GOOD TIME, Alma Har’el’s HONEY BOY starring Shia LaBeouf, Gotham Award nominated GIVE ME LIBERTY as well as Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY
Sharlto Copley | Ted CAST BIOGRAPHIES
Sharlto Copley is a South African actor, director and producer. He launched his acting career with his acclaimed performance as Wikus van de Merwe in 2009’s Oscar Nominated DISTRICT 9. He has subsequently starred as Howling Mad Murdoch in THE A-TEAM (2010), Agent Kruger in ELYSIUM (2013), King Stefan in MALEFICENT (2014), and the lead in the Neil Blomkamp-directed CHAPPIE, Ron Hollar in THE HOLLARS and Jimmy in HARDCORE HENRY.