'Elstreet 1976' Goes Behind the Masks of Hidden 'Star Wars' Actors
Even the most casual Star Wars fans are familiar with the likes of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (all part of the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII), but only the hardcore know those who helped bring characters like Darth Vader and Boba Fett to life. You might know that James Earl Jones provided the voice for Luke Skywalker's Sith father, but do you know an actor named David Prowse put on the mask to play the character on set? Or do you know the actor behind the mask of Han Solo's bounty hunter nemesis Boba Fett? A new documentary called Elstreet 1976 focuses on those actors and more, but they need help.
Here's a trailer for Elstreet 1976, which is asking for help for post-production on Kickstarter:
Film School Rejects called our attention to this interesting documentary from Jon Spira (Anyone Can Play a Guitar), who became interested in the subject after meeting John Chapman, an actor who played a Rebel pilot in the Battle of Yavin in the original Star Wars, in his screenwriting class. As you can see, Spira also rounded up Paul Blake (Greedo), Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter), and Pam Rose (Cantina bar's Leesub Sirln), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Prowse. As we indicated, the film is already mostly done shooting, but needs funds for post-production. If you want to help, check out their Kickstarter page here!