Star Wars – Short Film – The short (12:55) Star Wars fan film “The Irregulars” was uploaded to YouTube in September of 2016 by Keegan Larwin. The synopsis:
A rag-tag team of hired guns (NOT CLONES) are sent by the Republic on a do or die mission to Takodana. If everything went as planned, we wouldn’t need to tell you the story…
This isn’t a bad film, but it does have a mix of good and mediocre special affects.
Star Wars – Short Films – This short (5:00) Star Wars fan film “A Lost Hope” was published to YouTube in July of 2016 by Donald Davis. The synopsis:
Two brothers have been training as Jedi. One feels that he is being held back and turns to the dark side to achieve his full potential.
I like the plot. Edition seems a little abrupt at times. The acting is also a little flat.
Short Films – Star Wars – The short (23:31) Star Wars fan film “Broken Allegiance” was published to YouTube in July of 2016 by The GreatDeadpoolio. The synopsis:
Set in the Star Wars universe, taking place a few weeks between the events in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It tells the story of two Sith apprentices, Ruan and Calis, who have escaped the Empire by fleeing Coruscant in a stolen transport. They must fight for their freedom when Darth Vader sends the vicious bounty hunter Korbain Thor to track them down.
A combination of animation and live acting makes for a decent Star Wars film. Light saber fight scenes were fairly well done. A good mix of space combat and live action between Jedi and troops of the Empire.
Trailers – This very short (0:55) trailer “Awake” was just released for “The Last Jedi”. As you would expect it raised more questions than it answers. Much will be answered when the movie opens on December 15th.
Short Films – Star Wars – The short (13:30) Star Wars fan film “Turncoat” was published to YouTube in August of 2017 by Optio Productions. The synopsis:
On a distant planet in the Outer Rim, a group of Jedi track down what they believe to be a traitor to the Jedi Order. Their mission, to deal with the conspirator with whatever means necessary.
I thought that this was a pretty good Star Wars fan film. It had well choreographed light saber fight scenes.
Trailer – Star Wars – The first trailer for the Star Wars film “The Last Jedi” is out. From what little the 2:34 trailer show, it will be a good movie. I think I need to watch it a few more times though to have a grasp on what is being revealed. The synopsis (from IMDB):
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Looking forward, along with a few others, to the release December 15, 2017!
Star Wars – Short Films – “Precious Cargo” is a short (21:10) Star Wars fan film that was published to YouTube in December of 2016 by Dionysus Productions. The synopsis:
It has been eight years since the Jedi were all but wiped out by Order 66. Imperial forces with the help of Inquisitors continue to hunt down and destroy any remaining Jedi, and all force-sensitive children. All except for the most powerful. These beings are brought before the Emperor where they are twisted and reformed, becoming tools of the Dark Side. Jedi sympathizers continue with their efforts to hide these powerful children from the Empire and a fate far worse than death . . .
The story for this film is set during time of the inquisitors. Prophets of the dark side find a young girl, who has been kept hidden for her own safety. Some of the actors in this fan film are better than others, but on the whole I thought it was pretty good. It has better special effects than most fan films.
Star Wars – Short Films – This short (7:46) Star Wars fan film “Fall of the Jedi” was published to YouTube in May of 2016 and was made by 1st year Screenology students. The synopsis of the film:
Years after the Galactic Civil War, Kylo Ren has killed the new generation of Jedi that his mentor and uncle Luke Skywalker was training. Padawan siblings Carena and Donta managed to escape the massacre, but are soon forced to once again fight against the ever growing temptation of the dark side.
This is a descent film with good special effects.
Star Wars – Short films – “Darth Maul: Apprentice” is a short (17:48) Star Wars fan film was published on YouTube in March of 2016 by T7Production. The synopsis:
With his training almost complete, Darth Maul must face six Jedi in order to reach his true potential, and become a Dark Lord of the Sith.
Very well done film with good special effects. It has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDB. Excellent light saber fight scenes.
Star Wars – Short Films – This short (11:54) Star Wars fan film “Dark Legacy” was published on YouTube in July of 2017 by ManifestFilm. The synopsis:
The story is set on a barren planet in a forgotten corner of the Star Wars universe. This is where the Sith Master has made his home, and it is littered with ancient artifacts from a tribe long forgotten by civilized society – most notably giant statues that seem to look down, watching the Sith Master and his generations of apprentices. The planet is home to no one but the Sith Master, his students, and one other unique organism.
If a student is found incapable, the Sith master does not simply allow them to die. Instead, he harvests their essence using a unique parasite. The organism uses the bodies of the dead as a host, and like an oyster, it creates a dense substance at its core from the force energy contained within them. Like many who have fallen before him, the Master has used the parasite to create a living memory of the dead.
Kia, the apprentice, wields a lightsaber that is battle-worn, and carries the reminders of every apprentice who was struck down before her. The most notable quality is when its crystal is exposed. The source of her weapon comes from the core of one of the parasites, and it is suggested that she fights with the essence of her dead brother.
I thought that this was a very well done film. One of the best fan films I have come across so far.