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Must Watch: Fantastic 'Star Wars' Fan Film 'Kara' Directed by Joe Sill

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February 4, 2016
Source: Vimeo

Star Wars Fan Film Kara

"They destroyed our home!" Now this is must watch short film. There's a new unofficial Star Wars fan film available to watch online made by a filmmaker named Joe Sill that is about a father and daughter. It's one of the first fan films inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (so far) that really captures the spirit of that movie, specifically how amazing Daisy Ridley's character Rey is. In this film, Andra Nechita stars as Kara, and there's a really big reveal with her near the end that makes this even more exciting. To top it off, this has impressive technical aspects including outstanding VFX work (X-Wings, Tie Fighters galore!) and tons of futuristic action that actually feels real. I'm so impressed I had to watch it twice. Give it a look.

Director Joe Sill explains his idea behind this (via Yahoo): "I grew up on the idea that Star Wars really was family-driven," said Sill, who makes commercials for a living, including work for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Google. "So I kind of wanted to tell a bit of that story. Parent and child are always split apart in Star Wars, so I wondered, if you’re going to tell a story of essentially splitting apart and coming together, why not tell a story of a father and daughter who are together?" Credits from Vimeo - Kara was written & directed by Joe Sill, produced by Westin Ray, and stars Andra Nechita, Peter Arpesella, Daniela Flynn. It was made by Sill and about 20 others from a small production company called Whitelist Production - for info visit their site.

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  • bat0u
    Nicely done. Like he said, it's nice to have that family story. Kara's acting reallly sold that imo.
    • Andrew Geczy
      Pilot not so much.
      • Xerxexx
        she was oddly sexy though!
  • TheOct8pus
    So much love went into this one. Really well made.
  • David Diaz
    Hey, where'd they get Master Chief's bubble shield? Seriously though that was fairly well done. Although that wasn't much of a reveal since they hinted at it right off the bat. Nice little story.
  • Mr Universe
    Not impressed. Looked like an FMV from the old Rebel Assault games.
    • desispeed
      ur right...dammit hey should have paid ILM 5mil for some better fx!.....
      • Mr Universe
        Or, you know...come up with an original idea that doesn't require emulating expensive effects...
  • DAVIDPD
    Pretty cool. I wonder if Disney would let little shorts pop in front of the full-length features? They would be pretty cool.
  • ISpartaChrisI
    Women women everywhere. I miss the 80's.
  • John M
    Didn't care for this much. But he's a very talented director - check out his Tesla and Lego commercials, they are pretty great.
    • T. Hakeem
      Love his Tesla Ad
  • octopus9498
    Anyone else notice the volume of the dialogue was too low? Or was that just me?
    • Harold Renny
      Nope, the audio mix was not done properly. Why nobody caught that is inexcusable. They need to pull this down, redo the audio immediately. At least do it for everyone involved. The product has to be right.

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