|Quality: DVDRip||Release date: October 21, 2019|
|Keywords: –||Genres: Comedy|
|Duration: 90 min||Original title: The Lightsaber Maker|
In Star Wars speak, English is known as Basic, but the alphabet they use is called Aurebesh, which you can actually download as a font. The orange tub is supposed to say "Valin's Junk" on the side but the last letter is rotated wrong because I had too many beers while painting. After making @scottpatey dump the box like 10 times, we got really lucky on one take where a BB-8 head rolls out and we just managed to catch it in the frame, so that's the one we used.
Arbee the tourist at @ilmvfx.
So The Lightsaber Maker is going to Chicago for the Juggernaut Sci-Fi Film Fest and then to Atlanta for @DRAGONCON!!!!! I’m as excited as @scottpatey is shocked. Great start to summer!
#tbt to filming The Lightsaber Maker almost exactly a year ago. One dedicated crew on one *very* long day. 📷 by @ronnieleehillphotography
Filming Kylo Ren is always stressful. Link to trailer in bio! #tbt 📷by @ronnieleehillphotography
I don’t know why I haven’t shared this awesome poster for The Lightsaber Maker from @drawbarian yet. I love it so much!
Instead of making another prop, it was easier to just ask one of my PAs to bring weed. Because Vancouver. Link to full film in bio!
Easter egg week continues! 1) Corran Horn is actually @michaelastackpole, author of the original Rogue Squadron books, photoshopped onto an X-wing pilot body. 2)These are actual covers of books featuring Corran Horn. 3)Up at the top right is Shannon McRandle, a model who played Mara Jade in print and collectible card games. 4)Whoops wrong galaxy 5)This is an actual book you can buy. I bought it, then beat the shit out of it to make it look old. We filmed all these photos about 2 weeks before release, and actually changed some in post, using After Effects. Link to film in bio.
The Lightsaber Maker has a few very nerdy Easter eggs. My favorite is a reference to Willrow Hood aka the Ice Cream Man. Link to full film in bio!
Sometimes you get an idea late in the game. (Trailer link in bio)
Well that’s a pretty excellent time slot. Thanks @portland_comedy_film_festival! Ticket info in bio!
How do I get a lightsaber crystal *in* the computer? Photogrammetry!
@scottpatey checks his lines while rocking a killer jacket from @oldfashionedstandards #tbt 📷 by @ronnieleehillphotography
The Lightsaber Maker was nominated for best Mockumentary at the @portland_comedy_film_festival!
I’m very excited to announce that “The Lightsaber Maker” will be screening at @tadfilmfest I’m super proud of this short film and have to shout out the brilliant mind of @thatjbrown for writing/directing/producing and asking me to be apart of it. Below is a list of it’s accomplishments... Portland Comedy Film Fest - WINNER - Best Mockumentary Azure Lorica's Fan Film Awards - WINNER - Best Actor - NOMINATED - Best Film Falcon International Film Festival - WINNER - Best Mockumentary GeekFest Film Fest Year 6 - BEST OF THE FEST Long Beach Comic Con - WINNER - Best of the Fest -WINNER - Best Fan Film Canadian International Comedy Film Festival - WINNER - Best Mockumentary Dumbo Film Festival - Monthly Selection Hollywood Comedy Shorts - Official Selection FantaSci Short Film Festival - WINNER - Best Comedy Gen Con Film Festival - Official Selection Comicpalooza Film Festival - Official Selection Juggernaut Film Festival - Official Selection Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival - NOMINATED - Best Fan Film KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival - NOMINATED - Best Mockumentary Santiago Independent Film Festival - Monthly Selection 7 Award wins and 3 nominations Future festival appearances: TORONTO AFTER DARK Film Fest - Official Selection Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest - Official Selection AtomaCon Short Film Festival - Official Selection #lightsaber #starwars #mockumentary #shortfilm #comedy
A director and his muse @scottpatey
In honor of the one year anniversary of The Lightsaber Maker, here’s a bunch of behind the scenes vids from the shoot day and preproduction tests. Link to full film in bio, today only!
How the hell does this happen? Well, this wasn't an actual shot, it was the setup for a shot, and luckily my intrepid DP @jdirish was rolling. When I was struggling with my edit, and found this bit in the extras folder. I really liked the energetic of the camera movement, but it needed some work. I reversed it, adjusted the speed and framing and animated it slightly to smooth it out. The lesson here is to watch all the footage you shoot because there are useable bits everywhere, and your audience won't know the difference. Just remember to paint out the Pepsi can after.
Did a fun Q&A with @iamdavidcjones about The Lightsaber Maker last night at Celluloid Social Club. We talked dollar stores, difficult shoot days, and not being sued.
Official trailer for my Star Wars fan film "The Lightsaber Maker" starring @scottpatey is out. Link to full trailer in my bio!
#tbt to looking extremely stunned at my first ever award win! Best Mockumentary for The Lightsaber Maker at the Portland Comedy Film Festival! Yep, it’s a mouthful. Link to full film in bio!
Director/Prop Master 📷by @ronnieleehillphotography