Star Wars nerds rejoice! A cool looking locally made Star Wars fan film called “Hand of the Empire” is on the way, and considering our unifying love for all things Star Wars, we at Never Nervous are naturally stoked. Adding to coolness of this endeavor is the motivation behind making this flick happen:
Star Wars: Hand of the Empire is a non-profit fan film that is currently in post production with an expected release in Fall 2017. It began with one little boy’s courage which brought together so many people to give of their time, help and talents to produce the ultimate tribute to his memory. That boy was Phil Parks who we sadly lost in 2016 to cancer. In response, several filmmakers joined forces with the 501st Legion and the Derby City Pit Crew to make a charity Star Wars fan film in celebration of life, strength and the power of fandom. The film is a non-profit event and all done for charity for Norton Children’s Hospital.
A trailer was just released to promote the fan flick, and after a few watches I’m pretty stoked to see what these folks have come up with. The plot appears to revolve around a mysterious girl on the run from the Empire, at least that’s what I think I’m seeing. Also, there is a scene where Boba Fett has dual light sabers which is enough of a selling point for me. Can’t wait to glue my eyeballs to the finished product!
UPDATE: At last, the film is finished and set to premier theatrically on Saturday, January 12th at Xscape Theaters in Middletown. Go here for more details. The film will then be streaming online.
Watch the trailer below: