‘Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth’, A Short Documentary About the Man Who Puppeteered Jabba the Hutt

“Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth” is a short documentary by London-based filmmaker Jamie Benning that examines the work of Toby Philpott, a puppeteer who helped control the intricate Jabba the Hutt puppet in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

An awful lot of the background creatures are your classic aliens, which is a human being with a mask on and funny hands. What I loved about Jabba is that he was entirely alien and, hopefully, people aren’t aware of how he’s being operated.

The short features some fascinating behind-the-scenes footage accompanying a Skype interview with Philpott.

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