The New Yorker mentions Bill Benenson and one of his latest projects, Under the Lidar.
“Elkins went out to raise money. He asked the filmmaker Bill Benenson, who was just completing a documentary on the Hadza people of East Africa, to co-produce and co-direct a film about the search. Benenson was so captivated by the idea that he decided to finance the expedition himself. It was an “amazing insanity,” he admitted later. But, even if he and Elkins found nothing, he believed that the lidar mission itself would make for a good film. Elkins and Benenson, with other partners, created a company called U.T.L.—Under the Lidar—to conduct the search and produce the film.”