I dig me some Star Wars and fan films, but the two combined—due to the intricate technical production facets involved—are frequently so much fail. Reign of the Fallen is an example of a Star Wars fan film so totally full of epic win. Not only is this film produced better than almost every other fan film out there (Star Wars or not), it is better even than The Prequel Travesty of Lucas.
Along with Dark Resurrection, it is among the top 3 best. Professional level quality despite being made by amateurs and volunteers (so is Artemis Eternal ).
Reign of the Fallen is an independently produced film based on the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. This movie is made solely for the love of all things filmmaking and is not for monetary gain. Everyone involved in the making of this movie worked completely for free, rewarded only by the experience… (just like Artemis Eternal -FYI)
Inspired by the work of the fan film community, writer/director David McLeavy and producer Jonathan Wang set out to make a unique film (through Ninja Leprechaun Pictures), one that paid homage to the Star Wars universe they knew and loved, but was shown through their own eyes in their own filmmaking style.
In the times since great wars laid waste to Prias, its people have learned to embrace a simple life, away from the perils of technology and war. As the mighty Sith army spreads across the galaxy, subjugating every planet in its path, all the people of Prias can do is wait, their world protected by an energy shield held in place by ancient towers. A lone warrior seeks out a weapon of legend to save his people. While the people wait in fear, one Jedi trained by Master Oram Bren will be chosen to be the future leader of Prias, a title decided by a vote of the entire population of the planet. But little do they know that one Jedi's dark secret could spell their doom.
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