The Star Wars library of films, TV shows, and other media is extensive and most of it is fantastic. But there has been some mixed reaction to the latest Disney released material and that’s where fan films help fill in the void. Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story is yet another fan film that proves yet again that the fans can sometimes make better movies than Hollywood.
Birth of a Monster is the story of a young boy and his busted up junk pile of a droid. The pair have a strong friendship and bond, reminding us of Luke Skywalker and C3PO. The droid and young boy’s adventure is one of discovery on the desert planet of Tatooine. That sounds familiar, doesn’t it? What they end up discovering shapes the future of one of the original trilogy films.
Check out the full 20-minute movie below.
Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story is a not for profit Star Wars short film produced by Escape Velocity Content, LLC. Themes, characters, music, etc. found within the film and its visuals are the property of Lucasfilm LTD, LLC & Walt Disney Studios (The Walt Disney Company).Escape Velocity Content, LLC
- Directed & Story: Tim Martin
- Screenplay: Ian Eskander
- Producer: Alec Eskander
- Director of Photography: Nick Mahar
- Editor: Josh Dennis
- Original Music: Aaron James Eckardt
- Sound Design: Justin Valerio
We’ve covered other amazing Star Wars fan films including The Grey, Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade, DARTH MAUL: Apprentice, The Dark Resurgence, and Dark Legacy. All of these fan films, including Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story, are fantastic and well worth the time to watch.
The Star Wars fan film community seems to be pretty vibrant and we’re always excited to see what it can produce. As we said earlier, many times these films are so good you’d think it was a Hollywood production. All we can say is, keep ’em coming folks!