A Word from Justin Dix
Director of "BOUNTY TRAIL"
If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then George Lucas should be very happy that many talented people are using their skills to expand his universe, when they could be making something original and new. Recently, Star Walking Inc. held a convention in Melbourne Australia, featuring a fan film festival as part of the program. Fans were invited to try their hand at expanding the Star Wars universe. The response was surprising with interstate and international entries. One of the most publicised entries was the Sydney made entry, The Dark Redemption, our main competitor. With international guest of varied Lucasfilm careers, I'm happy to say that Bounty Trail walked away with 10 of the awards. This is much to the credit of everybody involved.
With only a small crew, as far as films go, with countless hours of cutting and gluing armour, freezing nights filming on location at Caviet
and computers constantly crashing, all the hard work has paid off and come up with something that surpassed all of our expectations. Bounty Trail is not supposed to be taken seriously. It is a comic book adventure, and as such, has a certain amount of levity to it.
Some of the people I must thank publicly would be:
Shawn Donnely, who allowed us to camp over the weekend at his 500 acres, then allowing us to blow it up. John Camilliri, who under enormous time constraints, came through with a chase sequence that kicks ass. Vaso Babic, your sculpting and make-up skills will one day get you out
of printing. Brett Anstey, alias Reg Spoon, what can I say but, "I'll have a cheese-burger mumma." Dave Redman, I still owe Tanya a box of chocolates for keeping you away all those nights editing.
And Cameron, 'H', Troy, Ben, Jason, Nancy, Dave, Pete, Andrew, Marco, thanks to you guys, I couldn't have done it without you.
We've seen some of the fan films coming out of late, and are very impressed. Keep up the good work, we hope you enjoy our contribution.
Director, Bounty Trail