It all began in 2009 when Casey Pugh divided Star War: A New Hope into 472 15-second segments and asked fans to re-imagine them. Some chose live-action, some animation, some people chose LEGO bricks, but each scene would be unique. His plan was to then compile the segments back together into one massive fan recreation of Episode IV, Star Wars Uncut.

Well, the massive undertaking in fan collaboration is complete, and after being, “featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world,” and winning a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media in 2010, the full movie is available to watch online.

I’ve only watch the opening scene on Tantive IV but already, I’m planning a screening for every Star Wars nerd I know. It’s a fantastic send up to the film that started it all. I particularly love the varying quality of the segments. At times you can tell someone was filming in their dorm to other parts realized in high quality digital animation. It’s such a mix, you have to appreciate a project that accepted work from anyone, not matter their filmmaking experience.

Check it out and let us know what you think? If they decide to take on The Empire Strikes Back will you take part?

Source: Laughing Squid


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