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Saturday, July 20, 2013

JESSE HEIMAN: World's Greatest Extra Documentary

Recently, I discovered JESSE HEIMAN: World's Greatest Extra Documentary in my Twitter feed. Naturally, the headline caught my attention as I have been thinking that it would be neat to create a movie or TV series about background performers, as we call ourselves here in Toronto, or extras.

In fact the original purpose of this blog was to document the events behind the scenes through the eyes of us performers. However, Jesse is an even bigger thinker than myself. He decided, with some prodding from a few friends, to create a documentary of a year in his life as an extra.

Jesse is opening up a whole new genre for film - production by extras for extras. It is also a valiant way to earn his creds as an actor. However, for Jesse Heiman to succeed he needs our help. Are you willing to kick in a few bucks to help cover the production costs? There are many of us background performers/extras in North America. All we need to do is go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/magichappens/jesse-heiman-worlds-greatest-extra-documentary and make a pledge of a few dollars - a cup of coffee.

To make his documentary, he needs to raise $65,000 by August 2. So far he has raised just over $20,000. So even if you are not an extra but would like to be able to say you helped Jesse Heiman make movie history, head over to www.kickstarter.com/projects/magichappens/jesse-heiman-worlds-greatest-extra-documentary and make your pledge.

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