The question is: What would happen if you crossed Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial? The result, amazingly enough, is all kinds of awesome.
Star Wars Downunder is a 30 minute Star Wars fan film which looks glorious. Even leaving the humour to one side, this just goes to show how much technology has moved forward since the original Star Wars movies were made. The trailer which is now on YouTube is amazingly professional for any circumstances, let alone a fan film.
Directed by Michael Cox and written by Michael Cox and Bryan Meakin, Star Wars Downunder, is half an hour of action, special effects and lovable Aussie larakins (a word which, by the way, the spell-checker wants to render as ‘lambkins’). The film “tells the story of a lone Jedi: Merve Bushwacker (David Nicoll), returning home after a long absence. His mission? To partake in a refreshing beverage, known locally as amber fluid. On his arrival, he is dismayed to discover the planet has become as dry as a dead dingo′s donger, thanks to the tyrannical rule of Darth Drongo. Drongo has hoarded all the amber fluid in his impenetrable fortress “Dunny’s Deep” for reasons unknown. Can Merve, and a motley collection of unlikely allies band together to topple Drongo’s evil regime? Will liberty and amber fluid flow freely once more?”
There’s lots of fascinating information on how the film is being made on the website: swdufanfilm.com.
Take a look at the trailer, you wont regret it.