In 1997, Kevin Rubio revolutionized fan participation in the Star Wars universe with the release of Troops, a video made with the love of fans and the look of pros. It captured the imagination of both the Internet, mainstream media and brought offers streaming in from top movie studios. Many more fans followed in his footsteps and with the growth of the internet fan films are here to stay!
Troops is a fanfilm directed by Kevin Rubio that had its premiere at the Comic Con International convention in San Diego, CA, on July 18, 1997, before becoming more widely available on the Internet later that summer. The film is shot in a documentary (or mockumentary) style, parodying primarily A New Hope and the television series COPS, as well as Fargo and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (by featuring Tom Servo). In the film, stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron on patrol run into some very familiar characters while being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show TROOPS. The running time is approximately 10 minutes. It was filmed at El Mirage, California, in late March of 1997.
Ryan vs Dorkman
What began as a friendly rivalry between two effects artists explodes off TheForce.Net's FanFilms Forum and into the real world in a lightsaber battle royale.
A young man has set up in the school library, seeking new recruits for his Sci-fi Club, when a beautiful girl enters, bringing a shining ray of hope to his world. That is... until an evil space alien storms into the library and kidnaps her! The dork (who is, of course, skilled in the Jedi Arts) arms himself with his trusty lightsaber. Knowing his destiny, he will battle to determine the fate of the Sci-Fi Club FOREVER!
A story from antiquity. A loyal and honorable general, betrayed by the empire he served. Enslaved for an eternity behind shadowed walls, only to find the strength to rise again in the dark center of madness. Trained to be a warrior, raised towards enlightenment by the pure, cleansing flames of hatred, he returns to enact his vengeance.
Stuck In A Room With Artoo
The 1970's Classic Steelers Wheel song "Stuck In The Middle With You" is parodied in this music video spoof made by the creative group Studio Creations. Throughout the video, a 3D generated C3PO and R2D watch video monitors of live action footage from Imperial Dogs, a parody of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs movie.