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Star Wars Fan Films / Shorts - a general discussion thread

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Hey guys. I haven’t seen a general thread on fan-made SW works, specifically filmed and animated kinds, so I thought I’d put this up (if there’s already one, I’ll take this down). Here, we just talk about good, bad, and whatever SW fan films there are out there. Put down random thoughts. Just something to talk here, if you want.

Getting the ball rolling, I just found this animated short, called STAR WARS: Echoes of the Past, by YouTuber Andrei Terbea (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjA1HacQZg8).

^ Not exactly action-packed like most, but I thought it was pretty good. Just a bit where Rey and Luke talk, and I liked it.
 

Do you guys know of any fanfilms (good/bad/whatever)? I’d be interested to hear what you guys have to say. Thanks!

 
 

Mod Edit: There is now an ‘Star Wars Fan Films / Shorts’ category in An Index & Help Thread for The Expanded Universe - as well as some more quality projects found online listed up in this post here (or scroll down 5-or-so posts).

If there any fan edits overlooked - or any which you’d like to see added to the above Index please let me know - or simply post them up in here.
 

An Index of Star Wars Fan Films in the thread (click on ‘Expand’ / ‘Collapse’)

  1. STAR WARS: Echoes of the Past (this post)
  2. DARTH MAUL: Apprentice - A Star Wars Fan-Film
  3. Hardware Wars
  4. Troops
  5. I.M.P.S. The Relentless
  6. Pink Five
  7. Amulet of Urlon
  8. One day I’ll become… (and then scroll down to the fan film)
  9. Space Adventures (Star Wars Day)
  10. TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story
  11. Jakku: First Wave
  12. Rebel Scum
  13. Bounty Hunt
  14. Kylo Ren vs. Darth Vader - Force Of Darkness
  15. TIE Fighter - short film
  16. Star Wars MegaMix
  17. Dark Legacy
  18. Days Past - A Star Wars Fan Film
  19. Makazie One - Star Wars Fan Film - Part I
  20. ODYSSEY: A Star Wars Story (2018 Fan Film)
  21. WHY WE FIGHT: A Star Wars Story (A Work In Progress)
  22. Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale Teaser Trailer - “An Interesting Question”
  23. Star Wars - Knight Quest
  24. Star Wars - Knight Quest (in better quality)
  25. Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy
  26. Dark Legacy
  27. Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story
  28. Palpatine: A Star Wars Micro Fan Film
  29. Battle of the Dreadnoughts – A Star Wars Short Film
  30. Star Wars Uncut
  31. Star Wars SC 38 Reimagined
  32. SEED OF LIGHT: A Star Wars Collateral Story
  33. Star Wars: Origins (trailer)
  34. Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Chapter 1
  35. Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Chapter 2
  36. Star Wars: Tragedy Of The Chosen One
  37. Star Wars: Origins (full film)
  38. KENOBI - A Star Wars Fan Film
  39. Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story (2018 Fan Film)
  40. Tales From The 501st: Checkpoint
  41. Star Wars: The Dark Redemption
  42. Together - A Star Wars fan film
  43. The Dark Resurrection Trilogy
  44. Star Wars: Bucketheads - Season 1 (the trailer - and also the 1st episode of Season 1…)
  45. Hoshino - Star Wars Fan Film (with a Descriptive Audio Version)

Screw lightsabers, I’ll stick with regular swords. At least they won’t blow up in my face like this franchise has.

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Might as well begin with the grandaddy of them all. Hardware Wars from 1978.
https://youtu.be/cGDdFuDwTZ8
Director Ernie Fosselius later worked in the sound dept. on Return of The Jedi and Spaceballs.

And the one that really got the fan film ball rolling in 1997. Troops
https://youtu.be/-EDiQXhYIKY
Youtube didn’t even exist when this was unleashed on an unsuspecting internet.
With it’s unique take on events that happened offscreen in the original film, Rogue One probably owes this one a debt. 😉
Director Kevin Rubio has gone on to write some of the funniest Star Wars comics ever. (Among other things.) Wish he could make one of the spinoff movies.

I.M.P.S. The Relentless
https://youtu.be/bHJkxEVENPI
Picking up where Troops leaves off, this is a semi documentary look at the brave soldiers of the Empire.

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Wannabe Scholar said:

Hey guys. I haven’t seen a general thread on fan-made SW works

I did:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Best-Fan-Films/id/48059

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Another pre-YouTube film (2002) - and also probably one of the best:
Before we got Rogue One, we had another female hero:
Pink Five

Makes those “rouge” misspellings even funnier now, right?

I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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A few other threads from around the OriginalTrilogy•com in relation to Star Wars Fan Films

 
Star Wars Fan Films - 2004 thread, by Obi-wonton

Fan-Made Star Wars videos found on Youtube and similar sites - 2016 thread, szapacosta.

Best Star Wars Fan Films? - 2016 thread, by LuckyGungan2001

Least Favorite and Favorite Star Wars Fan Films - 2005 thread, by codester.
 

Some Star Wars Fan Films with their own threads on the OT•com…

 
Troops - on Total Movie DVD - thread by jwenig

IMPS The Relentless (Troops 2): A Dead Project?..or what? - thread by Kaal-Jhyy

“Fanboys” and “Star Wait” (fan made Star Wars movies) - thread by Ripplin

Fan Film - Dark Resurrection - thread by AxiaEuxine

A fan-project called StarWars: Revelation - thread by Master Sifo-Dyas

Star Wars : Recluse Forces - thread by DarthJansen

Star Wars Episode 0 - thread by Jonathan-StarWarsEp0

Monday Challenge: Star Wars fan film - thread by dlockcarr

Prisoner 42 - short film - thread by mozaffar

The Drunken Jedi Master - fan film - thread by avskumgud - NSFW

Lingerie Lightsaber Fight - Star Wars Fan Film - thread by Dangerous Incorporated

Star Wars Re-imagined? - thread by Anaokar

The Dueal - Star Wars Fan Series Like No Other - thread by ZagielStudio

Order of The Sith - thread by fuser (with Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Sheard and Orli Shoshan) : 2004 OoTS thread

The Solo Adventures - thread by SilverWook

The Trial of Han Solo Fan Film - thread by Rebel11_38

Fan Made web series : Rise of The Rebellion - a thread by Ken_Khai

Dark Empire (Fan Web Series) - (2019 thread; adapting the Dark Empire comic as an animated web series)

Heir to the Empire - animated fan film series (up on youtube) - (2020 thread; adapting the book in an animated web series)

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and other fan films wishlist - thread by darth_ender

The Pink Five Collection - thread by RowMan

Shroud of the Empire: A Star Wars Fanfilm - A script idea thread by Dyland

Fan film(s) to “replace” the prequels? - idea thread by Kabal

5/25/77 A fan film idea… - thread by sluggo (does involve inventing a time machine…)

Star Wars Theory’s Darth Vader Fan Series - 2020 thread. (He of PR stunts and unsubstantiated claims for his Fan Film)

Dark Empire (Fan Web Series) - thread by Tobar (adapting the Dark Empire comics as an animated web series)

Kylo Ren: Blood of Vader - OFFICIAL TRAILER (Fan-Series) - thread by jedi_bendu

YouTube/Vimeo/etc… Star Wars finds - a 2010 thread. Although a general Star Wars video thread, it likely contains a fair few fan-made SW films/projects…

 

Some useful Star Wars Fan Film articles / links…

 
The SW•com Fan Award Site : The Star Wars Fan Film Awards - Wiki Page

Star Wars Fan Films Good Enough to Be Canon’ - from CheatSheet•com

The Force Is Strong With These 12 Star Wars Fan Films’ - from fortressofsolitude•co•za

11 of the Best ‘Star Wars’ Fan Films Ever Made’ - from thewrap•com

10 Star Wars Fan Films You Should Watch On Youtube’ - from makeuseof•com

14 Star Wars Fan Films, Ranked’ - from syfy•com/syfywire

Top 10 Star Wars fan films’ - from adventuresinpoortaste•com

36 Fan films based on Star Wars’ - a Wikipedia page

Fan Films : Fan Films Index - from TheForce•net Fan Film Archive Pages (to 2013-ish)

Star Wars Fanpedia Fan Film Page - from starwarsfans•wikia•com

StarWars•com Fan Films Page - from StarWars•com (seems updated to 2016)

 

Obviously your online search engine of choice - and video sites like youtube, vimeo & dailymotion etc are useful too.

Quality sites like these - www.fanfilms.net & www.fanmoviewatch.com - featuring many Star Wars fan films, are out there…

 
 


 

a few Star Wars Fan Films I liked / intrigued me (am not a big fan of long swirly lightsabre battle scenes in fan films)…

 

One day I’ll become…’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=arxOmH20qa4 - a 12 minute video, by Roman Gregorička

 
 

Space Adventures (Star Wars Day)’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaSWGwKKFxk - a 90 second video, at the Paul Constantakis youtube channel.

^ The blurb: ‘It was four decades ago that Star Wars hit the silver screen. This film is an homage to not only the creators of this universe but to all the childhood imaginations that were changed forever.’

 
 

TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GdEXQ6Ulw8 - a 13 minute video, by Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards

 
 

Jakku: First Wave’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt9l7WdHEZ0 - a 4 minute video, by Benjamin Eck

 
 

Rebel Scum’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiu2Tc2HdLo - a 9 minute video, by Blood Brother Cinema Co.

 
 

Bounty Hunt’:-

NSFW - https://vimeo.com/266741574 - NSFW - a 1m 30s video, by Sava Zivkovic

 
 

Kylo Ren vs. Darth Vader - Force Of Darkness’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=owrmLeX20CY - an 11 minute video, by SeizeTheFrame

 
 

TIE Fighter - short film’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU - an 8 minute video, by OtaKing77077

 
 

Star Wars MegaMix’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4guS081D6I4 - a 2 minute video, by Daz Tibbles

 
 

Dark Legacy’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gKpJy3bzaw - a 12 minute video, by Anthony Pietromonaco

 
 

Days Past - A Star Wars Fan Film’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9bPc2tmu_M - a 17 minute video, by Side Project Studios

 
 

Star Wars: Generations’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDGsUCdwxA - a 5 minute video, by DonBittersIII

^ a feel-good light-hearted Star Wars Fan Film for us oldies / softies - with kids or grandkids, nephews & nieces etc.

 


 

a thread for short Fan Films found online at youtube / vimeo etc - a 2021 thread for non-SW fan films.

 


 

In answer to the OP… I really enjoyed watching ‘STAR WARS: Echoes of the Past’; the creator of it is indeed correct - it does feel more relevant since TLJ was later released and featured similar themes. I love that ‘simple’ style of animation too - nice one, cheers for posting - and also for creating this thread.

 

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screams in the void said:

I dig this one …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw_VPREHnpY

Liked that a lot - had that cool BSG vibe of when they were doing earlier episodes in the forests on Caprica - nicely shot, with mystery and building tension - with some suspense thrown in too…

Cheers mate 😃

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The 2018 Star Wars Fan Film competition… (with various categories and sections)

https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards

 

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TK630 - A Star Wars Fan Film

https://vimeo.com/287013224 - a 10 minute video by Brendan H. Banks

‘Marooned on a forest planet, an Imperial scout trooper hunts a lone Jedi, when he discovers an unexpected ally.’
 

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ODYSSEY: A Star Wars Story (2018 Fan Film)’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IvGpStmbOM& - a 12 minute video at the MAV Films, LLC youtube channel.

More info at www.Odyssey-film.com

 

^ really enjoyed watching that - can see the hard work, skills and dedication that went into it. I hope they do more…

 


 

Looking forward to seeing the ‘WHY WE FIGHT: A Star Wars Story’ when it is released too.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/christopherrowe/why-we-fight-a-star-wars-story : https://twitter.com/whywefight_film

^ some info, snippets and updates there as well.
 

 

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The still in post-production Star Wars Theory Vader fanfilm.

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Meet the Winners of the Star Wars Fan Awards 2018’…

https://www.starwars.com/news/meet-the-winners-of-the-star-wars-fan-awards-2018
 

The four main categories were…

Long Video: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/long-video-winners

Short Video: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/short-video-winners

Visual Art: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/visual-art-winners

Photo: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/photo-winners
 

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An intriguing fan film trailer that caught the eye…
 

Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale Teaser Trailer - “An Interesting Question”’:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoVhG5RSN1s - a 75 second teaser at the Sarwars Starwars youtube channel.

 

'The first teaser trailer for the biggest Star Wars fan film in the history of fan films!

The entire team of more than 200 volunteers who worked on this with a budget of roughly $100.000 would like to thank all the fans for their continued support and hope that you’ll help us out by sharing this video on your Social Media accounts with a few words on your thoughts.

“Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale” is an entirely fan made endeavor with more than a few industry professionals designed to be pitched to Disney in the ambitious plan of making the groundwork laid here into a five season series for world wide streaming!

The inspiration for the series is heavily influenced by Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire, and The Raid and will be full of complex characters, rich landscapes, stories that twist and turn and dare to take you deeper than you’ve ever gone before, fantastic brutal action, and fates that will tear hearts asunder.

The year 2019 will see the completion of this 45 minutes pilot that we hope to bring to the doorsteps of Disney in the hopes of being hired, so please help this project come alive by liking:’

www.facebook.com/sarwarsstarwars : www.instagram.com/starwarslongtale : twitter.com/DestinyShrouded
 

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Tonight is the premiere of Star Wars Theories’ Vader fan film.

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A intriguing fan film trailer that caught the eye…
 

Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale Teaser Trailer - “An Interesting Question”’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoVhG5RSN1s

'The first teaser trailer for the biggest Star Wars fan film in the history of fan films!

The entire team of more than 200 volunteers who worked on this with a budget of roughly $100.000 would like to thank all the fans for their continued support and hope that you’ll help us out by sharing this video on your Social Media accounts with a few words on your thoughts.

“Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale” is an entirely fan made endeavor with more than a few industry professionals designed to be pitched to Disney in the ambitious plan of making the groundwork laid here into a five season series for world wide streaming!

The inspiration for the series is heavily influenced by Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire, and The Raid and will be full of complex characters, rich landscapes, stories that twist and turn and dare to take you deeper than you’ve ever gone before, fantastic brutal action, and fates that will tear hearts asunder.

The year 2019 will see the completion of this 45 minutes pilot that we hope to bring to the doorsteps of Disney in the hopes of being hired, so please help this project come alive by liking:’

www.facebook.com/sarwarsstarwars : www.instagram.com/starwarslongtale : twitter.com/DestinyShrouded
 

Looks interesting ! I can definitely see a Game Of Thrones influence in that trailer .I wonder if David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are aware of it .https://variety.com/2018/film/news/star-wars-game-of-thrones-new-films-david-benioff-db-weiss-1202689489/

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LordZerome1080 said:

Tonight is the premiere of Star Wars Theories’ Vader fan film.

The 3 trailers for it - 1st trailer : 2nd trailer : 3rd trailer
 

The Star Wars Theory fan film ‘Vader - Episode 1 : Shards Of The Past’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey68aMOV9gc

 

A shame the fan editor chose to cast aspersions without facts and created & maintained a negative atmosphere surrounding his Edit - plus somewhat neglecting his own responsibilities and failings when the music rights/licence holders learnt he was using their IP in his Edit.

I’m sure the publicity he generated from it helped his film reach a larger audience though…

I’ll be giving his future Edits and content a miss - without facts, balance, awareness or responsibility it’s apparent to me he’ll likely create ‘much ado about nothing’ again in the future for more clicks, publicity or monetisation of his channel. And there’s more than enough of those type of negative and toxic youtubers out there already.
 

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I really liked the ideas behind the Star Wars Theory Vader film. It’s clearly a fan film, but as fan films go it is really up there. The short scenes in space alone are incredible. One tiny gripe is that the Clone Trooper actors were moving their blasters up and down which just doesn’t happen in the Star Wars Universe.

TPM ROTJ ESB TFA TLJ TROS ROTS ANH SOLO RO ATOC
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I loved it and I hope he gets enough funding for episode two.

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I thought the Star Wars Theory fan film had some decent parts , though I could do without the sjw comments from his fanbase . The Vader costume was very movie accurate and the space scenes were on par with the films as well . On the flipside , the Emperor looked terrible and the blue interior set he was in toward the end seemed like it was shot in a bedroom with lighting effects to make it look a little larger . The square windows did not seem very Star Wars to me . Maybe if it had a bigger budget .

There was a fan film about Vader that had the same kind of emotional vibe to it years ago , and while it does have some cringey moments , it is still one of the best I have seen . Just wish I could find it in higher resolution …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc_sDKoLMJg - ‘Star Wars - Knight Quest’.

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