Fan films are not necessarily about displaying technical prowess on a limited budget or how far you can twist the existing material for shock value, but the sheer exuberance and joy that exists when you craft something fun with friends in honor of a film or franchise you truly love.
With that in mind, check out this ambitious fan feature, which re-creates the entirety of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Directed by Tim Hoekstra, this shot-by-shot redux makes up in patience and determination what it lacks in any credible sets or costumes and is an excellent example of the fan film community's unwavering spirit.
Filmed over the course of a single week and including over 650 separate shots, 110 visual effects, this tribute film clocks in at an hour and 45 minutes and took four months to edit. The result is impressive, considering the epic task, and you will be smirking when you see the props and sets Hoekstra and his crew came up with, improvising with everything from mop buckets, bedsheets and plastic toys to cardboard masks, soft soap dispensers and pool sticks. It's an artful celebration of improvisation and wild creativity that deserves a watch!
Take the high ground and see Lucas' Episode III as you've never seen it before.