fan fiction

KENOBI – A Star Wars Fan Film

If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you know that I love fan films. There’s something special about the energy that fellow fans put into Star Wars projects and I love it! This film, KENOBI by Jamie Costa via YouTube is a perfect example of what I love so much about fan films. It has a true Star Wars feel to it, and it ticks all the boxes of what makes a great film. You can see it for yourself here: A really cool factoid about this fan film: they got James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan in the Clone Wars to be in their FAN film? This is sooo awesome! If you didn’t recognize him, he’s Leegus, the Empire Captain. How awesome is that little cameo? I just love it! This short film has amazing acting, storytelling and real emotions that pull you in and keep…

Read More

Star Wars Fan Short with 70s Look and Feel is Definitely Worth a Watch

Dark Empire Episode 1: The Destiny of a Jedi is a recently released short film from WilkinsAnimations. With a run-time of approximately 12 minutes, it’s definitely not the length that makes it stand out. Instead, it’s unique, 1970s-era animation style and great story line are what keep you interested. In fact, the short is so good it actually feels like a teaser – just casually wetting your appetite for a full-length episode. The creator does have additional episodes in the works, which is exciting because this talented artist may be able to bring in a big enough audience to capture the attention of the likes of Lucasfilm Animation. The story follows an adventure featuring Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO. R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker. The events take place a few years beyond the battle of Endor. A new, unknown disturbance within the force has appeared in the galaxy, threatening all…

Read More

Star Wars Fan Film: Stormtrooper Target Practice

It’s fan film time again! You know how I love those. This one from Millquas Movies is so worth the watch. It’s a great concept, acted and shot well, and it’s truly comedy gold. It’s not new, but even if you saw it years ago, it’s worth watching it again. The first annual Storm Trooper Target Practice. Fan film made for the Star Wars fan film awards, 2015. Check it out: “You’re kind of tall to be a stormtrooper…” “Sorry sir, it won’t happen again.” Hilarious one-liners everywhere. This would be an amazing series. I’d tune in every week to see what shenanigans the Stormtroopers were getting into next. Seriously. What do you think? I thought it was a fun little short (under 8 mins) and now it has me daydreaming of my ROTC days if we were all Stormtroopers… haha Join the forum discussion on this post

Read More

Fan Film: Battle of the Dreadnoughts

Hey everyone! It’s Star Wars fan film time again. You know how much I love those! Here we have a short from EckhartsLadder that’s just over 5 minutes long. Give it a watch on your lunch break, if you want. It’s a lot of fun to watch and it’s very, very well done. Seriously, it could have (and should have) been an actual movie scene. Some of these fan films really know how to go all out and this one is great. You can really see and feel the passion in what they are doing here. Give it a watch if you haven’t already and let me know what you think. I definitely think there should be another one! Check it out below: Battle of the Dreadnoughts, A Star Wars Short Film, sees the Eclipse Super Star Destroyer — one of the Empire’s most devastating weapons — face off against…

Read More

Star Wars Part 2 Attack on Endor Fan Film

Oooh, it’s fan film time again! You know how I love these. This one is a little different because it’s actually from Star Wars: Battlefront and it’s pretty cool how they do their videos. It’s definitely fun and enjoyable, even if you don’t play Battlefront. If you do play, you’re going to recognize some locations and other details and it should be a fun watch for you as well. I’m all about anything Star Wars and anything creative so I have to share this one with you all. They teased us with a trailer and now we have the next installment to enjoy. The latest from xXMINIJARVISXx brings us Part 2 of an epic battle, the Attack on Endor. If you missed the beginning, here’s the trailer: You can see the film yourself right here: So, what do you think? All in all, I think it’s well done. It’s a…

Read More

Fan Film: Kylo Ren vs Darth Vader – FORCE OF DARKNESS

It’s fan film time again! Woooo! Regular readers know how much I love this. Seriously, I could spend all of a quiet Sunday afternoon just browsing YouTube and checking out these awesome fun videos. This one is perfect for fans of Kylo Ren or Darth Vader. What would happen if you pit those two against one another? Crazy, right? But here we get to see one person’s idea of what that might look like. It’s called Force of Darkness, and the short is just over 10 minutes long. So grab yourself some popcorn or a bag of chips and settle in for a little look-see. Here we have another fan film, this one from SeizeThe Frame When it comes to fan film quality, this one is up there. I can’t imagine what they’d do with a professional budget, but I’m sure it’d be awesome. You can tell a HUGE amount…

Read More

Star Wars Fan Film: Whisper in the Dark

Star Wars Fan Film Whisper in the Dark

It’s fan film time again! I really do love fan films and they bring out the best of the Star Wars community. people geeking out over what they love and coming together to bring other fans some fun and enjoyment as well. Even the “bad” fan films are good because they embody the spirit of what we love about Star Wars. Some of them are cheesy, some of them may not have professional-quality sound, or acting, or lighting. But they all embody the spirit of Star Wars and they nearly always have a great story. I suppose that is part of why I like them so much. So, here’s a fun one to entertain you for a bit. It’s just at 15 minutes long so you can watch it on a break even. It’s from TheJW Phillips and hopefully we see more from them in the future. Set in a…

Read More

Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past

You know how we love our fan films here but we haven’t had any for you in a while. That is going to change today, however, because we have stumbled across an awesome new film for you to enjoy. As far as fan films go, this one is really top of the game. It will keep you hooked from start to finish and it really shows that it IS possible to take older characters and bring them back in new stories and new ways and it works. And it doesn’t feel like a fan film. That’s probably one of the best parts. It doesn’t feel like people in costumes. It is immersive. It is realistic. It will suck you in and you’ll forget it’s not an official film. In fact, some fans even feel like it’s better than some of the new official films we’re getting in the franchise. Yeah,…

Read More

One day I’ll become… (Star Wars fan film)

You know how we love our fan films here. Here’s a little golden nugget that is absolutely worth your time to watch. It clocks in at just under 12 minutes, but they have absolutely done a lot with the time they have here. They say that they had no budget for this and it’s honestly amazing what they’ve created from so little. True talent is displayed here and I hope we’ll be able to see more films from him because it’s fantastic. For a fan film, it’s truly impressive. The quality is there, the story, and the visual effects are also amazing. It could easily be a tie-in or trailer to a professional Star Wars film. From Roman Gregorička: “This is a short fan film, our tribute to the Star Wars saga.It was made only with delight, enthusiasm and a zero budget.” See for yourself here: “It has always been my dream…

Read More

The Fallen Knight – A Kylo Ren Origin Story – Star Wars Fan Film

Here we go… it’s time for another Star Wars fan film review. You guys know how much I love these. So, this one is all about Kylo Ren. This film from RZM Productions checks in at just over 22 minutes long and tells us the origin story of Kylo Ren. It has great acting, a great story, and it’s as professional as I’ve seen a fan film come (although it was well funded by the community). If you have not seen it yet, go ahead and take some time to sit down and give it a watch. You won’t be sorry. It is really a unique and fantastic story that leaves you asking more questions. It would be great to see where this same team would carry the story if they had the chance to do so. If you’re sitting around on winter break looking for a great way to pass some…

Read More