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Regrets of the Past – Star Wars Fan Film

I love Star Wars fan films, something you probably already know if you’ve been following the site for any length of time. There is no shortage of these films on the internet today but some far outside the others when it comes to quality, story, and all those other things that make a great film. Here’s one that is definitely worth the watch. A lot more work went into this than what we see with short films and it shows. It’s nearly an hour long and it had more than 150 people on the crew. Many working professionals put their own spare time into this project to make it possible for us to enjoy. It’s amazing and is truly a cut above many of the others we write about and share with you here on the site. This one deserves more views. So go ahead and pop some popcorn, or…

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Star Wars: From the Shadows (A Fan Film)

To what lengths will two teens go to convince their superfan friend that they lived a Star Wars adventure? This fun, cute Star Wars fan film will answer that question. Drew Struckmeyer brings us “Star Wars: From the Shadows” and it’s a fun little short that’s worth your time to give a look. What’s it all about? Well, you really need to watch it for yourself to get the full experience but let me give you a little breakdown. It’s just over seven minutes long and tells a fun narrative of one guy trying to convince his young friend that he and another friend had a real life Star Wars experience. It starts off as the two play video games and young Wyatt says he “wishes” Star Wars was real. After stating that it’s “scientifically impossible” for that to happen in real life, Drew tells him a story he just can’t believe….

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Star Wars: Rise of the Empire – A Star Wars Fan Film

An empire will rise. Join the rebels in the biggest battles across the galaxy in this epic Star Wars fan film. This is a really awesome fan film from BTV that you have to see for yourself. Created entirely in GTA V using mods, this was an exhaustive creation with over 125 shots and fx, Rise of the Empire is their biggest Grand Theft Auto machinima. This is absolutely stunning! Visually it’s bright and crisp. The story and cinematography are engaging. The sound effects and music are spot-on. This film will get you excited just the way a Star Wars film should. You’ll be on the edge of your seat to see what happens next. Personally, I’m a fan of machinima already. I think it takes a lot of creativity and they can be so much fun to watch but this one goes above and beyond most I have seen. It’s clean, it’s realistic,…

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Survivors – Star Wars Fan film

It seems like December 2016 was the month of the fan film and we have another one for you to check out. Survivors, from Cinemage is a film that gets right to the action and suspense from the first scene. You’ll see a chase and a lightsaber fight all within the first minute. It really gets your Star Wars blood pumping to find out what happened and why. Who are the survivors? What are they surviving? Who will win this battle? Honestly, it might leave more questions than answers once you watch it all but personally, I loved how it whets the appetite and makes you want to see more. I hope they keep writing, keep acting, and keep filming. There’s nothing like true Star Wars fans to capture the spirit of the franchise and that’s part of what makes these fan films so much fun to watch. Even when they’re not…

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Star Wars: Inquisition (A Fan Film)

A rural family’s patience is tested as the Jedi padawan they’ve been hiding for years is putting their family at increasing risk. With their father dead, and their crops not selling, it’s time to decide what to do. Evil comes knocking, and one Jedi finds you can’t hide forever. A coward can’t be a hero. This Star Wars fan film from ThePsychoJellyfish is a good watch. It attempts to bring a deeper story to the Star Wars universe. It comes in just over 13 minutes so it’s a quick watch. It’s a little slow in parts and some of the acting a little stiff in places, but all in all, it’s a great story and it’s produced well. It’s unique, shows the struggles real people would have in this position, and the price that is often paid for trying to do the right thing during a time of war. What happens when…

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Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade – A Star Wars Fan Film

You know how I love the fan films and since I just saw Rogue One this week, I have been hungry for more Star Wars video. Fan films and shorts are a great way to get your fix while you await the next official films. Honestly, it’s more than a guilty pleasure because some of these fan-made films hold their own against the official films. So I stumbled across this one and as a fan of Han Solo (who isn’t?), I really enjoyed it. It comes in under 15 minutes so it won’t take up a lot of your day to give it a watch and it keeps with the feel and personality of Solo that we all know and love. There’s not a lot of actors who could pull off Han Solo so well but this one definitely is impressive. He has the look, the attitude, and the entire…

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Star Wars: LIBERATION – Fan Film

You know how we love the Star Wars fan films. Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to bring you a great fan film so I think we are overdue. In this film, Liberation, we learn the story of a prisoner of war trying to negotiate a way out from his captors. The negotiation goes south quickly when he realizes they aren’t telling him the truth and it only gets more interesting from there. It’s just over 11 minutes long so this short will not take up a lot of your time but it definitely will leaving you wishing there was more. It’s a fun little watch and we highly recommend you give it a go for yourself. “It is a time of great peril for the Rebel Alliance. One of its fiercest warriors Vince Nurada has been captured by the Empire and held captive aboard an imperial…

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A Lost Hope: Star Wars Fan Film 2016

Speaking of fan films… you know how I love them and I have another fun little short for you to check out. It’s a tale of two brothers and how they learn about the Force, as well as how it develops in their Jedi training. So if you have a few minutes for a quick short, go ahead and check out A Lost Hope, the Star Wars fan film. You might find some of this is familiar and when you get to the end, you’ll see why but we’ll save all the spoilers and suggest you just go and watch it. Sure, you’ll notice some imperfections and we could be nit-picky and point those out but as someone who just loves to see the effort fans put into these, I’d rather not get too critical of it and instead just enjoy it for what it is. See for yourself here:…

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Star Wars Fan film: Jar Jar’s End – An Anthology Story

Have you ever wondered what happened to Jar Jar Binks? One of the most disliked characters in Star Wars history had to have his story told to the very end and BlobVanDam has this parody story to explain it all to us. If you’ve been on the edge of your seat wondering what ever happened to good ole Jar Jar, then this is the video for you. You’ll get answers we know you’ve all been dying for, or at least someone is dying for. “How does Jar Jar Binks die? And why does C-3PO have a red arm in The Force Awakens? Find out this and more in this completely legitimate anthology story. No need to wait for Rogue One! If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe for more, and let me know what else you want to see in the comments below.” (This is a parody fan film and is in no way…

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Star Wars Fan Film 2016: Renegade Kenobi

Here’s another Star Wars Fan Film that we really want to share with you. In Renegade Kenobi, Ben Kenobi’s mother encounters a notorious Sith Lord who wants to change the fate of the galaxy. The story is fun and creative, the film is well done for a fan film, and it definitely has a nice Star Wars feel to it. There’s also a fun little Easter egg in there around the 21:00 marker (or a bit after). The lightsaber blade and effects are good looking and were apparently done by hand in After Effects. Sounds like it took awhile but it does look really good. So we don’t want to ruin the story for you. It’s really best that you go ahead and experience it for yourself. You can watch below, as it’s not a super long film. Of course, fans always seem to have varied opinions on these fan…

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