Twenty years after the death of Derek Jarman, a heretofore unknown Jarman film comes to light. Found by friend Ron Peck, Jarman shot inside Benjy's, a now closed gay nightclub in east London. The film is shown in it's 78 minute unedited glory, meant to be experimental footage to assist friend Peck for the future filming of Peck's Empire State (1987), and set to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, among others.
Did You Know?
After Jarman's death in 1994, ten years after filming had been completed, the previously unseen (by the public) footage was in the possession of Jarman's good friend Ron Peck
, for twenty years. It was Peck who made the decision to release the "found footage" film, essentially "as is," with little to no editing or other production being performed on what Jarman had filmed in 1984, thereby making Jarman and Peck uncredited producers (the first producer credit of Jarman's career), and Jarman uncredited camera operator, writer, and director. Also, it made thirty year old footage "new," thereby allowing thirty year old footage to be both "new" and "found footage," twenty years after the death of the writer, producer, director. See more