Posts Tagged ‘Fan Films’



The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: New Trailer

Casey Pugh | April 23, 2013

Star Wars Uncut trailer

We are so excited to give you a little taste of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut with a brand new trailer, fresh off the galactic presses.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Video Game Re-creations

Casey Pugh | March 22, 2013

Star Wars Uncut video games

I love Star Wars video games.

Growing up, I played all the Super Nintendo games and a laundry list of others. I think my favorites are Super Star Wars,  Star Wars: Dark Forces, and Star Wars Galaxies…which I played for three months straight, earning galaxy currency as an interior decorator (best job I’ve ever had). I loved playing the games because you were immediately able to enter the Star Wars universe. Plus, the John Williams soundtrack accompanied almost every game, so everything felt extra-epic.

It feels very appropriate that many fans are similarly inspired by video game styles for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut. Check out some of our favorite gamer mashups of Empire scenes submitted by Uncut contributors from around the world.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: The Jedi Kids Are Alright

Casey Pugh | February 15, 2013

Kids Strike Back Star Wars

We love getting new scene submissions for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, because we know every re-creation is going to bring together a whole different cast of props, costumes, effects, and characters. And boy do we get characters.

Some of our favorite performances are from the youngest Jedi who are filling big, adult-sized acting shoes. Or even Artoo-sized shoes. And many kids are even getting behind the camera or taking on other roles in the production process.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Scenes at 100%

Casey Pugh | January 31, 2013

Star Wars Uncut Yoda Poem

100%! 100%! 100%! In the wee hours of Sunday morning (1:04 a.m. EST to be exact), we reached an important landmark: we have officially received a submission for every scene in The Empire Strikes Back Uncut. That’s 480 scenes, fuzzballs.

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Call for Star Wars Commercial By Fans, for Fans

James DeJulio | January 11, 2013

Pringles_StarWars_650X300_Chips

If you haven’t heard, this fall we’re getting Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith released back-to-back, in glorious 3D. As part of that release, Lucasfilm has joined Forces (sorry, inevitable) with Pringles to help promote the release of both films and everyone’s favorite snack. Now, I know what you’re thinking: cross-promotional marketing opportunity, Madison Ave., eyes rolling back, snarky Tweet… But hang on and give me 500 words to explain why this is exactly NOT that, and actually a very smart and innovative way to bring some new energy to advertising and create a serious opportunity for some up-and-coming talent.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut Streamy Awards Nomination

Casey Pugh | January 2, 2013

Star Wars Uncut Streamy Nominee

Who’s scruffy-looking now?!

Congrats, fans: The Empire Strikes Back Uncut has been nominated for this year’s Streamy Awards!! The Streamy Awards honors creativity and excellence in original online video programming, picking out the best actors, directors, producers, and everything else in the world of web video.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Jedi Pets in Space

Casey Pugh | November 15, 2012

Yoda Cat

Scenes for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut are still rolling in and they are full of vegetables, minerals, and many animals.

One of the best parts of watching each new scene is seeing how fans bring their own personal touches in the creative process. And nothing’s more personal than pets. Man’s best friend(s) pop up in the best places: as a floppy eared Yoda, a downed Tauntaun, or the classic Chewbacca stand-in.

But it’s not just Chewie dogs acting in Empire Uncut — there are many scenes featuring different members of the animal kingdom. Here are some great performances so far.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut : Many Different Dagobahs

Casey Pugh | October 26, 2012

Yoda Dagobah Paper Cut
I grew up on Dagobah. Or, the next best thing: Florida. Our Jedi training was slightly different (we paddled boats instead of lifting X-wings) and we had no Yodas to guide us (manatees aren’t good instructors), but we did have an awesome swamp for a backyard.

Which is why it’s so awesome to see fans remake the classic Dagobah scenes. Users are hard at work on The Empire Strikes Back Uncut right now (psst, there’s still time to sign up and claim a scene).

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UPDATED WITH WINNERS: Star Wars Celebration VI Fan Video Contest

StarWars.com Team | August 21, 2012

Congratulations Week 4 Winner: Jedi Jesse

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May the Pixels Be With You

StarWars.com Team | January 26, 2012

Check out this fan-made rendition of Return of the Jedi in pixels!