James Herman Banning: Greatest Story Never Told (short film)

James Herman Banning: Greatest Story Never Told (short film)On Indiegogo, a group are asking for funding for their short biographic about James Banning; the first African American to fly coast-to-coast.

The makers are looking for $45,000USD to cover costs of filming, they have currently raised almost $4,000. Keeping the wardrobe accurate is going to be difficult as Banning’s story takes place in the thirties.

His story is certainly inspirational. After being rejected from flying (due to being African American) he made his own plane using a 14-year-old engine, with help from donations.

Four months after Banning’s record, he died as a passenger in a plane. He was refused piloting the plane at a air show where it went into a tail spin and crashed.

The makers want to get Banning’s story honoured in hopes of inspiring young adults to be motivated and passionate.

If you’re interested in donating, check out their Indiegogo plea: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/telling-the-untold-story-of-james-herman-banning

They have already shot some footage. It’s top quality stuff, but the dialogue is a tad cheesy. Nevertheless, it seems like a worth while cause.

Jodie

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About Jodie (NZ Film Freak)

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. I enjoy writing on my blog about films and songs, plus the odd random thought. Currently working as a writer in UK. Follow me on Twitter @NZFilmFreak and like my Facebook page NZ Film Freak. Follow my travels around the world www.jodiehart.co.nz
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2 Responses to James Herman Banning: Greatest Story Never Told (short film)

  1. He truly is inspiring and his story deserves to be heard. Thank you!

  2. Pingback: Good riddance, 2015! | NZ Film Freak

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