Jesse Heiman, known to Chuck fans as Buy More employee Fernando, is the subject of a new documentary called Jesse Heiman: World’s Greatest Extra. This feature length film follows a year in the life of Hollywood’s most recognizable background actor.
World’s Greatest Extra was inspired by the fan-made video of Jesse in the background of a variety of movies and TV shows that went viral and landed Jesse on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, then that infamous Super Bowl ad. That’s the backstory; the meat of the doc follows Jesse’s next moves after becoming the most recognizable background actor in recent memory.
Magic Happens, the production company behind the documentary, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete principal photography on the film. The fairly modest sum of $65,000 will go toward production costs for the next 8 months of filming, and backers have a variety of reward levels to match their generosity.
Watch a trailer for the film and get all the scoop on the project’s Kickstarter page, and make a pledge if you’re so included.