A city spurned. A dream born. A brotherhood forged. This is the story of the Sons of Ben.

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Because this movie tells an amazing and inspiring story. Making such a film requires a lot of time and a fair amount of money, too. We’ve brought together many talented people, and just like you, their time is valuable. Please help us make the best film we can. This story deserves to be told. 

Make your tax-deductible donations to The Sons of Ben Movie through the International Documentary Association, a 501(c)(3) organization. 

About The International Documentary Association

Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) promoting nonfiction filmmakers and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. IDA believes the power and artistry of documentaries are vital to global culture and serves the needs of filmmakers working in this form.

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About the Filmmaker 

Jeff Bell - Sons of Ben - The Movie

Jeffrey C. Bell is an award-winning director/producer who for ten years has been creating original content spanning multiple genres. Having worked in music, television, movies, sports, and comic books, he has produced and directed musical performances by Adele, Jeff Bridges, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and Weezer, among dozens of others. In 2011 he was nominated for a Webby award for his short form documentary on Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, and the Avengers. As a Delaware Valley native and lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, Jeff is a natural to tell this incredible story about the desire within us all to be a part of something larger than ourselves.

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