Watch: 'Star Wars' Fan Film About Stormtroopers Landing on Jakku
"Why'd you join?" There's tons of Star Wars fan films out there, but it's nice to see something brand new that connects directly with The Force Awakens. Jakku: First Wave is a quick, 3-minute short film made by filmmaker Benjamin Eck about three Stormtroopers about to land on Jakku (the desert planet from The Force Awakens) for the Battle of Jakku. It's a simple concept and was made on a very small budget, but it's an engaging and effective little short that provides yet another unique perspective from the Star Wars universe. The dialogue is what stands out the most, with a tiny bit of levity and a lot of emotion. Take a look.
Description from YouTube: "Jakku: First Wave is a Star Wars fan film centered around three Imperial Stormtroopers right before the battle of Jakku." The short is both written and directed by young filmmaker Benjamin Eck (follow him on Twitter @BenjaminEck), with cinematography by Andrew Brinkhaus, and music composed by Justin R. Durban. Jakku: First Wave stars Joseph Bearor, Aaron Goddard, and Tyler Wolfe; with Stormtrooper armor provided by 501st Legion members Taylor Fiore & Rudy Contreras. Learn more about the making of the short film on Eck's website here. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?