AUSTIN, TX -- Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival will celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth) with a program of stellar Star Wars fan films, a SciFi Dance Party (hosted by DJ Boba Fett), a costume contest, a special burlesque performance by OWA’s own Gemmi Galactic, as well as Star Wars memorabilia from Austin Books & Comics. The free event will take place at the North Door (502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702). Doors will open at 6:00pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm.
Fan films will include:
DARTH MAUL: APPRENTICE
With his training almost complete, Darth Maul must face six Jedi in order to reach his true potential, and become a Dark Lord of the Sith. Directed by Shawn Bu.
THE LESSER EVIL
2015 “Filmmaker Select” Star Wars Fan Film Award winner as chosen by Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy. A Jedi Master and his Padawan, with the help of a bounty hunter, go after a Sith Lord. Directed by Sy Cody White.
GEORGE LUCAS IN LOVE
1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight. Directed by Joe Nussbaum.
A commercial for Watto's Junkyard, the best used vehicle dealership in the galaxy. Directed by 2014 OWA alum John E. Hudgens.
PINK FIVE STRIKES BACK
The "totally awesome" saga of Stacey continues as she treks to Dagobah, where Master Yoda trains her to be a Jedi. Kinda. Directed by Trey Stokes.
“Last year’s Star Wars Day event was such a hit we wanted to come back this year even bigger and better,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director. “The fan films are real passion projects and advances in technology have allowed some of them to look as good as the real thing. Watching them on the laptop is one thing, but up on the big screen, like the originals that inspired them—that's a great excuse to celebrate a fan driven holiday like May the 4th.”
About Other Worlds Austin
Other Worlds Austin is one of the premiere SciFi film festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’
With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.
About DJ Boba Fett
Never satisfied with "just playing some songs" DJ Boba Fett is the first mobile DJ in town to truly curate all of music film and video history, from the 1920's to the 2020's!
About Gerry Galactic
Gerry "Geronimo" Galactic is a comedic drag king from Frisky Business Burlesque and Gemmi Galactic Entertainment. Inspired by a mix of Jerry Lewis’s physical comedy, the entertainer's own experience as a dorky adolescence, and sleazy ladies’ man raunch, Geronimo is a big ego in a scrawny and awkward frame. Geronimo will be creating a brand new act just for OWA's Star Wars Day party. Full of all the expected machismo, he's got the all the moves to make you never again question who shot first.
Contact: Don Elfant