Film: Star Wars Revelations
is a Fan Film
set in the Star Wars
universe, produced by Panic Struck Studios
and directed by Shane Felux.
Set some time after Episode III
(but filmed and released prior to it), Revelations
follows Taryn Anwar, a former Jedi "Seer" (a Jedi who specializes in visions and prophecies), as she attempts to consolidate any surviving Jedi Knights as well as separate herself from Zhanna, the Emperor's Hand, who was secretly using Taryn to hunt down and kill the Jedi. Taryn, her smuggler friend
Declan and reluctant partner
Cade are racing against Zhanna and The Empire
to recover a long-lost "artifact"
which could aid both sides in their respective agendas, with the fate of the Jedi remnant hanging in the balance.Revelations
, as a Fan Film
, was much more ambitious than most Star Wars
fan films. It runs a full 40 minutes (as opposed to the more common 5-10 minute fan film runtime) and has an actual story rather than an Excuse Plot
. It even has some locational shooting (in particular, a rock quarry, a museum and a state park's underground grotto) in addition to the Chroma Key
sets more typical of the Star Wars
The film is free to download and distribute, and can be found right here
This Fan Film provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Taryn
- The Atoner: Taryn
- Bar Brawl
- Broken Bird: Taryn
- Chroma Key: used to create most of the sets; but there were a few practical sets and locations as well.
- Co-Dragons: Vader and Zhanna. Technically, they're rivals, and work together only once.
- Cool Ship: the Cougar
- Decoy Protagonist: "It takes a Seer of great ability to activate this chamber... and that's not you."
- Directed by Cast Member: Director Shane Felux plays Cade the fallen Jedi.
- Designated Girl Fight: Taryn vs Zhanna. Justified because It's Personal.
- Destination Defenestration: Taryn and Declan escape the Bar Brawl in this manner.
- Disney Death: Raux Anwar
- Doing It for the Art: being a Fan Film involving copyrighted material, no one was paid for their participation in this film. It still looks pretty damn good.
- Doomed by Canon: Sorry, Taryn, you won't be able to protect all those Jedi; Darth Vader ends up in possession of the Jedi-tracking software.
- Dual Wielding: both Taryn and Zhanna do this.
- The Emperor: makes a cameo.
- Epic Movie: The entire project was an attempt to create a film with the look of a Hollywood blockbuster but without the budget.
- Evil Counterpart: Zhanna to Taryn
- Evil Orphan: Ssssort of; Zhanna has a group of henchmen who turned to evil after being rejected by the Jedi Order (for whatever reason).
- Evil Overlooker: Zhanna in the poster.
- Expy: The Corellian city Coronet is clearly modelled after New York City, including a Central Park.
- Heartbroken Badass: Cade seems at first to be just bitter and resentful, but we soon learn he was in love with Raux.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In a flashback, Raux holds off a squad of stormtroopers so that Cade can escape.
- Karma Houdini: subverted
- Kick the Dog: "Try not to bruise her too much."
- Lovable Rogue: Declan
- MacGuffin Girl: Raux Anwar
- Omniscient Database: Every Jedi is electronically tagged and can be tracked with a special computer program. The producers freely admit they didn't worry about the practicality of it.
- One-Woman Wail: seems to be Raux's Leitmotif.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Zhanna and the Senators/Ambassadors in the Museum scene.
- Sequel Hook
- Stuff Blowing Up: A space Chase Scene winds up wrecking a shipyard. And a Star Destroyer too.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Cade and Taryn. Declan stands between them as the voice of reason.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Cade gives a spectacular verbal smackdown to Taryn for allowing Zhanna to use her to hunt Jedi...
- My God, What Have I Done?: Or, at least, it would have been spectacular, except that Taryn already realizes this; as such, Cade just comes off as bitter (which is the entire point, actually).
- Unwitting Pawn: Taryn believed Zhanna was helping to rebuild the Jedi Order; instead, Zhanna was killing the Jedi as Taryn tracked them down.