Dispatch from Mission Control: Celebrate May the Fourth w/ OWA and a Star Wars Fan Films Screening
Other Worlds Austin will celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a program of fantastic STAR WARS Fan Films. The free event will take place at the Independence Brewing Company (3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744). Doors will open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at 8:30pm. Films screened will include Official Star Wars Fan Film Award winners: TROOPS, PINK FIVE, THE JEDI HUNTER, and CHAD VADER: DAY SHIFT MANAGER. The event will feature a costume contest, Star Wars memorabilia, brewery tours, and handcrafted beer.
“We had such a great response at the 2014 festival when we played the documentary BACKYARD BLOCKBUSTERS,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Director of Programming. “People kept asking us how they could see these films. But watching them on the laptop is one thing. Up on the big screen, like the originals that inspired them—that’s a great excuse to celebrate a fan driven holiday like May the 4th.” Films screened will include:
TROOPS — Directed by Kevin Rubio, this is the fan film that started it all. A parody of the TV show COPS, TROOPS is set in the world of Star Wars, but with the Stormtroopers as the stars.
PINK FIVE — Directed by Trey Stokes, this popular short is the first in a trilogy. It features an X-Wing pilot named Stacey who happens to be a hard core Valley Girl. PINK FIVE follows the storyline for STAR WARS EPISODE IV, but from very different points of view.
THE JEDI HUNTER — Directed by John E. Hudgens (BACKYARD BLOCKBUSTERS), this STAR WARS spoof of THE CROCKODILE HUNTER stars Boba Fett as Steve Irwin along with his wife, Terri Fett. Together they hunt Jedi.
CHAD VADER: DAY SHIFT MANAGER — Created by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan, this web series focuses on Chad Vader, the day-shift manager of the Empire Market supermarket and his contentious relationship with customers and co-workers.
Call Girl of Cthulhu
April 16th 9:00pm, Texas Premiere
Alamo Village, Tickets only $10
May the Fourth Fan Film Screening
May 4th, 7:00pm
Indepence Brewery Free