- Cade: "She killed every Jedi you brought to her!"
Taryn: "I know."
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 prequels.
The film is free to download and distribute, and can be found right here.
This Fan Film provides examples of:
- 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.
- Designated Girl Fight: Taryn vs Zhanna. Justified because It's Personal.
- Destination Defenestration: Taryn and Declan escape the Bar Brawl in this manner.
- 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.
- 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 Orphan: Ssssort of; Zhanna has a group of henchmen who turned to evil after being rejected by the Jedi Order (for whatever reason).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- Unwitting Pawn: Taryn believed Zhanna was helping to rebuild the Jedi Order; instead, Zhanna was killing the Jedi as Taryn tracked them down.