Jamie Benning of Filmumentaries.com

is creating Video and audio interviews/short documentaries about film
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If you donate $3 or more you will get access to an audio file of each interview in full.

The videos are of course based on selected material. However, each interview I do contains portions I wasn't able to include in the video. So you will get an exclusive look (or listen) at the whole thing!
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The first five people to donate $8 or more (per video) will receive a limited edition Inside Jaws poster. (One of two designs below). Signed by me and the artist, Pete Starling of Electrographica.
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I have five limited edition prints of Pete Starling's Jabba the Hutt puppeteer illustration. If you donate $15 or more you'll get a unique hand painted print. These are on a limited run of 25. Several of them have been given to the Jabba puppeteers themselves as a thank you for their involvement with the Jabba documentary. You could have one too! Signed by me and Pete!




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About Jamie Benning of Filmumentaries.com

Please Note: I intend to produce no more than one video per month. You can also include a monthly maximum, so don't worry!

What do you produce?
Since 2006 I've made five feature-length unofficial documentaries, or filmumentaries as I call them. You can check them out at filmumentaries.com. Now I want to make more, but in a smaller, more digestible form on a monthly basis.

Go on...
I would love to continue to create projects in the vein of my filmumentaries, but on a smaller scale by talking to people involved in the film industry. Particularly those that worked on our favourite 70s and 80s blockbusters. I've already done feature length projects on Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jaws.

Star Wars Begins - The Complete Filmumentary - By @jamieSWB from Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

But now I'd like to make some short video interviews with more unsung heroes. A couple of years ago I spoke to special effects guru Kevin Pike about his work on Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, puppeteer Toby Philpott about his time Inside Jabba the Hutt and with veteran puppeteer Dave Barclay about his work with Yoda in Do Or Do Not.

Do or Do Not - by @jamieswb from Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

Now I want to speak to as many people as I can, but I need your help! My intention is to build up an archive that is free to all (with your help of course) and for many generations to come. There are so many stories from the film industry that are untold! The advantage of producing shorter docos and interviews is that I can utilise movie clips as part of 'fair use' as these videos are intended to be educational and informative as well as entertaining.

So how can I help?
Well if there's an amount of money that you wouldn't miss if it fell out of your pocket, that would be the perfect amount to donate. As little as $1 per month would be amazing. The more donations I get, the more impressive the videos, as I intend to invest much of the money straight back in to this endeavour. 

Do I get anything extra as a patron?
If you donate $3 or more you get an audio file with the full interview, including the bits where I ask the questions and have a chat with the interviewee. If you donate $6 or more you get an signed Inside Jaws poster and for $15 and above you get a limited edition Inside Jabba the Hutt print (only six left).

Your support is very much appreciated.
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Ok, well I am the guy that directs, produces and edits these short filmumentaries. But I would love to be able to have just a little more budget to outsource some of the other work. There are some fabulous illustrators and animators out there and with a little cash sweatener to offer, I am sure these videos can start looking and sounding even better.
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