Look Closer: The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 December 2018 (USA)
In 2013, online clay animator Robert Benfer scammed hundreds of his fans out of thousands of dollars and has continued to become less of the independent film icon he used to be.

Director:

Cruz Moore

Writer:

Cruz Moore
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Credited cast:
Ashley Davies Ashley Davies ... Julie Moss
Cruz Moore Cruz Moore ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Conner Nyberg Conner Nyberg ... Himself (voice)
Garrett Perry Garrett Perry ... Himself (voice)
Skye Sonomura Skye Sonomura ... Himself (voice)
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In 2013, online clay animator Robert Benfer scammed hundreds of his fans out of thousands of dollars and has continued to become less of the independent film icon he used to be, though his influence on video creators remains to this day. The film not only shows how Benfer's films impacted young filmmakers, but also how a talented independent artist can fall from grace no matter how obscure they are. Written by Cruz Moore

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A somber reminder to never meet your heroes.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer See more »

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JamCam Productions See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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An Expertly Edited Foray into Independent Filmmaking
22 March 2019 | by theaugustvcSee all my reviews

As someone who does not particularly watch a lot of documentaries, I found this one to be engaging, entertaining, and educational. The way that the subject matter is handled introduces new audiences to an internet content creator who was rife with promise and talent, only to have his reputation shattered by a little-known controversy. The personal home videos and interviews help to depict the strong connection that the director had with Benfer, promoting one of the themes of self-creation and the youthful nostalgia of a bygone internet age. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone interested in the strange and esoteric, or simply anyone with a passion for filmmaking.


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