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The Filmumentaries Podcast
Film historian and Filmumentaries founder Jamie Benning has in-depth conversations with film industry professionals.
Aug 6, 2020
6 - Dan Lanigan - Movie Props Collector
For Episode 6 I spoke to my friend Dan Lanigan, movie props collector extraordinaire. We chat about the origins of his interest in movie props as well as some of the key items in his collection. Dan is the presenter and producer of the Disney+ show "Prop Culture". Make sure you check it out after you've taken a listen to this.
Jul 22, 2020
5 - Kevin Pike - Special Effects Supervisor - JAWS, Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future
For this episode, number 5, I spoke to Kevin Pike, former special effects supervisor who worked on Jaws, CE3K, ROTJ, BTTF... He's full of experience and stories. So much so that he is now a Hollywood script consultant. I hope you enjoy listening. Kevin's site can be found at Filmtrix.net
Jul 12, 2020
4 - Paul Hirsch - Oscar Winning Film Editor
For the fourth episode of the filmumentaries podcast, I spoke to supremo editor Paul Hirsch about his book "A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits—Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More" and his career in film. I hope you enjoy it!
1 hr 14 min
Jun 28, 2020
3 - Tim Rose - AKA Admiral Ackbar
For the 3rd Episode of the Filmumentaries podcast I spoke to puppeteer and animatronic engineer Tim Rose. As many of you will know, he played Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi and in the more recent sequel trilogy. What you might not know is that he also played Salacious Crumb, Sy Snootles and also worked for Jim Henson on the Muppets and The Dark Crystal. Enjoy!
1 hr 8 min
Jun 4, 2020
2 - Giles Terera - Star of Hamilton and fellow Star Wars obsessive
For my second podcast I interviewed star of Hamilton and good friend of mine, Giles Terera. He's an actor, singer, writer and fellow Star Wars obsessive. We talk about Star Wars being the start of our friendship as well as the his love for stories, his career in the West End and his involvement with the Hamilton phenomenon. Podcast No.3 will be with puppeteer Tim Rose. It's already recorded. I just need to get it edited and out to you lovely people.
1 hr 31 min
Apr 20, 2020
1 - Wolf Kahler aka Col Dietrich from Raiders of the Lost Ark
My interview with Wolf Kahler aka Colonel Dietrich from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sorry for the ropey audio. It was the first interview I'd ever done for one of my projects and I didn't understand the mic I was using. I also, for some reason thought a coffee shop might be somewhere quiet to record it. Ha!