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Remnants of the Order – A Star Wars Fan Film

If you’re stuck in your house for social isolation, it’s a great time to catch up on some Star Wars fan films! That’s what I’ve been doing and I have a few great ones to bring to you over the next few days (or weeks). Starting with Remnants of the Order. This one is from FantastFilms and it’s a full-length film that comes in a little over 20 minutes long. The acting is great, the characters have real personality, and the film overall is well shot. I really love the look and feel of the whole thing We even get to see some personalities from the Troopers and it makes them feel more humanized and not just like fighter bots like some films. If it feels a little slow in the beginning, give it time. I got so invested around mid-way through, I just had to see what happened next!…

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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…

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DARK JEDI – A Star Wars Fan Film

I have another interesting fan film for you today. This one is fairly new so you may have missed it. It was published back on December 13th by urbanamadei on YouTube. It features a popular YouTube Parkour artist and a Holly wood stuntwoman for intense action fight scenes that look and feel realistic. Dark Jedi – A Star Wars Fan-Film with Parkour YouTuber Urbanamadei and Hollywood Stuntwoman Marie Mouroum from Star Wars Rise of Skywalker. Made by Lorenz Hideyoshi Ruwwe. See why one viewer said, ” This lightsaber duel makes the Last Jedi look like 6 yr olds with broomsticks!!” Check it out for yourself here: The choreography is clearly the star of the show on this one. The acting can come off a bit cheesy throughout, but that’s almost standard in fan films and didn’t prevent me from enjoying the short. However, it’s the choreography that steals the show….

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Star Wars Fan film: Origins

If you want to see one of the best Star Wars fan films of our time, this is one to check out from Star Wars Origins Film on YouTube. It’s a fun, behind the scenes look at how it all started. This origin story has a very interesting concept you need to see to understand (it’s worth it!) and it’s honestly one of the most unique fan films I’ve seen so far. STAR WARS: ORIGINS takes a unique look at where it all began. A thrilling action-adventure, this film draws inspiration from both STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES to tell an epic story based on Earth during WWII. The film described as “the epic fan film that will change the game” comes from award-winning team and life-long STAR WARS fans; writer/director Phil Hawkins (@philmblog) and Executive Producer Gary Cowan of Velvet Film Production (@VelvetFilm). Filmed in the Sahara Desert, Morocco,…

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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…

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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

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Chapter 2

It’s fanfilm time again! If you’re a regular here, you know how much I love those. And if you’re not, well, I hope you stick around because we love writing about all things Star Wars and Star Wars gaming. Up today we have Part 2 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire from DarthAngelus. I covered Part 1 for you back in June so if you missed that, go check it out first. Chapter 2 of Heir to the Empire, by Timothy Zahn. Adapted into a short fanfilm. If you never read the Thrawn Trilogy, the whole trilogy of books is available via Amazon As the first three of many Star Wars spin-off novels, it marked the beginning of an era of rapid expansion of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The titles of the three books are: * Heir to the Empire * Dark Force Rising * The Last Command…

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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…

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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…

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Star Wars Fan Film: The Young Jedi

Star Wars Fan Film The Young Jedi

If you’re a regular reader here, you know how I love Star Wars fan films. There’s something really magical about the way a fan community can come together to create beautiful works of art like we often see in these fan films. There are different reasons why people make Star Wars fan films but the love of the franchise is one thing that connects them all. It’s also the great connector that brings all of us, the viewers, in to watch these films as well. Here’s one from back in 2018. but it’s good and worth another watch even if you did see it before. It’s under 5 minutes long so this short is not going to take up your whole day, but you’ll be really impressed by it, I’m sure. It’s a lot of fun to watch and it has great visual effects, which makes sense, as that is…

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