'Bucketheads' Is a Star Wars Fan Film Told From the Perspective of Stormtroopers

Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:16PM
Star Wars
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:16PM
'Bucketheads' Is a Star Wars Fan Film Told From the Perspective of Stormtroopers
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Screenshot: Transmute Pictures/YouTube
In The Force Awakens, fans of Star Wars got a glimpse at the galaxy through the eyes of a stormtrooper-turned-resistance fighter with Finn, but what about those thousands and thousands of soldiers who didn't become traitors to the Empire? Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story is a fan film that centers around a squad of troopers tasked with transporting a prisoner. After being shot down by rebels, Nova Squad has to proceed on foot to the nearest extraction point, but they have to battle with the enemy and conflicting feelings about their own leadership along the way.

Written, produced, and directed by Marco Bossow and Andy Brown, the 12-minute Transmute Pictures film was inspired by both Star Wars and Band of Brothers, the drama mini-series that originally aired on HBO back in 2001. "They're two very different worlds, and we wanted to blend them both," Brown said in a behind-the-scenes featurette posted to the film's official Facebook page. The grittiness of the World War II drama with the "colorful" world that George Lucas created allowed the filmmakers to tell a different kind of story that we haven't seen (yet) in the canon. Going beyond a bunch of people larping in rented costumes, the film was shot in Vancouver, BC, Canada in a location that is believably as a forest on some random SW planet. The special effects are not bad, and the story is one we'd absolutely like to revisit, maybe in a full-length feature or on television through the upcoming Disney streaming service.

Check out the short film in its entirety below, and head over to the Facebook page to watch more behind-the-scenes footage of the impressive project.
 

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