Casey Pugh


Have a not-so-stellar week? Want to blow off steam, but you’re unsure that either Gone Girl or Left Behind is the movie for you? Then strap in, kids, because we’ve got the cure for when you’re down in the dumps with the Dark Side of the Force. Filmmaker Casey Pugh has the cure to pull you out of your Sarlaac pit of despair and put a Jabba-sized smile on your face with The Empire Strikes Back Uncut! (more…)

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



The fan-made masterpiece Star Wars Uncut is finally here. Don’t know what Star Wars: Uncut is? Last year former Vimeo developer Casey Pugh (not to be confused with PEW) invited the Internet to help him remake Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, one 15-second clip at a time. The most popular clips from fans would be compiled into the final film. Some filmmakers submitted their own Be King Rewind-style Sweded video reproductions, while others recreated scenes using various forms of animation and photography. The end result is a wonderfully crazy patchwork quilt of a film, which is exactly what it should be. Yes, Uncut is based on the remastered edition, but still. The project was launched in early 2009, and the movie has finally been completed and is available to watch for free online. Watch it right now below