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Fanboys

Came across this the other day. A Star Wars fan film made, of all places, just down the road (New Lynn is a location). Described as,

a parody of fandom set in the heady days of 1999, a couple of weeks before the release of ‘The Phantom Menace’. The world is excited, people are queuing up, fans are dusting off their old jedi costumes and Jar Jar looks pretty darn cool.

In the middle of all this madness, young Star Wars fan Markus walks in a daze. After living and breathing Star Wars for most of his life, he’s having trouble getting his head around something the magnitude of a whole new movie. One of his fondest wishes is that it could all actually be real, that maybe there really are Jedi Knights, Corellian scoundrels and beautiful but deadly mercenaries. And maybe, just maybe, they need his help…

I thought it was funny (but then I’m tending toward “fanboy” status myself for a few things.) Be aware that it is a big download so probably not for non-broadband users.

More info at: Fanboys – A Short Film by Peter Haynes

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