A Word from Elliot Selle
Director of "THE INVISIBLE ENEMY"
The Invisible Enemy was created by myself and Neil Brimelow. Not only did Neil formulate the basis for the movie, but he also wrote the script. Having been a Star Wars fanatic since the theatrical release of The Empire Strikes Back, I was most excited when I noticed the sudden surge of Star Wars fanfilms. This is an opportunity for all of us to contribute something special to the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe.
All actors and voice talents for this movie were recruited from Louisiana State University and are avid Star Wars fans. The actors in particular had to tolerate many hours in costume and deal with the perpetual cycle of scene retakes. Our director of photography, the only member with actual film experience and training, played a vital role in production. The movie's $2000 budget (spent mostly on costume parts) was shared by its producers. The greatest challenge was guiding the movie through pre and postproduction with almost no crew. A caveat to aspiring fanfilm directors - "Get the biggest, manageable crew possible".
The movie was shot at Tunica Hills, Mississippi, a frequented public hiking and camping ground. Each day of production was met by the inquisitive glares of children and hikers who were bewildered by the presence of actors dressed in Star Wars armor. Here's to the cast and crew who endured the aura of Star Wars "geekiness" under much public scrutiny in order to make this movie a reality.
There are many things that we don't agree with in the Star Wars universe (ie. Boba Fett swallowed by the Sarlacc, the Emperor's 'finest troops' decimated by midget-teddybear ewoks, etc.) If anything, The Invisible Enemy will set the story straight by revealing the true nature of the ewoks!
I look forward to releasing more movies for the TFN community. Enjoy!
Director, The Invisible Enemy