Do you like your Star Wars fan films served up with a bit of a darker tint?
Perfect, because I've got an exceptional example of an effective tribute short titled Dark Legacy existing within the borders of the Star Wars Universe containing exemplary production values and special effects made by a talented group of filmmakers with some seriously solid credentials.
Written and directed by Anthony Pietromonaco, the surprising Dark Legacy follows the tale of an unwillingly imprisoned Sith apprentice captured by a vicious Sith Master hunting for the student who will reign supreme over him and ascend to greatness.
It boasts visual effects from Jaremy Aiello and Mo Meinhart (Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, The Walking Dead) and combat choreography by Phil Tan and Z Teams (Pirates of the Caribbean, Dragon Ball Z – Light of Hope).
I'm sure we'll never get a Star Wars sequel or spin-off with this dark a tone, so it's nice to see someone exploring the more shadowy corners of the saga.
Have a look and tell us if this amateur effort deserves a standing ovation.
(Via Nerd Approved)