Look Closer: The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer (2018)
Release : 2018-12-10
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 46 minutes
Company : JamCam Productions
Cast : Ashley Davies, Clayton Martin, Cruz Moore, Charles Slemmons, Lawrence Devora, Taylor Wade
Descriptions Look Closer: The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer
In 2013, online clay animator Robert Benfer scammed hundreds of fans out of thousands of dollars and has continued to become less of the independent film icon he used to be, though his unique influence on video creators remains to this day. This film not only sheds light on how Benfer’s films impacted young filmmakers, but also how a talented independent artist can fall from grace no matter how obscure they are.
A somber reminder to never meet your heroes.