28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Ted K
Ted K
Ted K
Ted K
Ted K
Ted K
Ted K

Ted K

director: Tony Stone
original title: Ted K
country: United States
year: 2021
running time: 120 min.


A former university mathematics professor isolates himself from civilization in his cabin situated in the midst of the huge forests in the U. S. state of Montana. He observes how humans interfere with nature and the destructive potential of modern technology on the environment. The gradual radicalization of this socially excluded eccentric leads to the birth of the eco-terrorist known as the Unabomber. This live action biographical film draws from diary entries and the philosophical manifests that Theodore Kaczynski wrote. With the help of montages consisting of visual metaphors and dream sequences combined with excerpts of classical and pop music, the film leads to contemplation about the violence of an individual against society as well as about the violence of society against nature.

„My motive for doing what I’m going to do is simply personal revenge. I do not expect to accomplish anything by it.” (Theodor Kaczynski)


Independent American director and scriptwriter Tony Stone made the live action film Severed Ways (2007) and the fantasy film Out of Our Minds (2009), as well as the documentary Peter and the Farm (2016), which received an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival, and a music videoclip for one of R.E.M.’s songs. His latest film, Ted K (2021), was screened at Berlinale.

more about film

director: Tony Stone
cast: Sharlto Copley
producer: Tony Stone, Matt Flanders, Sharlto Copley
script: Gaddy Davis, Tony Stone, John Rosenthal
editing: Tony Stone, Brad Turner
music: Blanck Mass
co-producer: Jake Perlin, Niles Roth, Colin Scott
executive producer: Cameron Brodie, Tyler Brodie, Melissa Auf der Maur, Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli, Trevor O’Neil
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