The winner of the 2016 Filmmaker Select Award at Star Wars Celebration Europe, TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, makes us watch what it’s like being a Stormtrooper, through their eyes…
In TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story — the winner of the 2016 Filmmaker Select Award at Star Wars Celebration Europe — we get an unprecedented look at what it’s like to have fought as a Stormtrooper, for the Empire, during the era of the Original Trilogy.
"UnBoxed Films presents, TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story, the gritty tale of a loyal Imperial Stormtrooper who is forced to confront his past in the heat of an epic battle. Directors Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards imagined it from a perspective that is seldom explored within the Star Wars universe."
This is an absolutely beautiful film. Usually Star Wars fan-films lean on the Jedi or Sith to bring home their points, but to have a film dedicated completely to the story of one Stormtrooper, and his feelings in fighting the Rebels, is a wonderful and refreshing look at the Star Wars universe.
The twist at the end, is wonderfully filmed, and brought tears to my eyes. What I appreciate about the storytelling here, is that TK-436 doesn’t rage against the Empire, after the loss of his love Nissa, but he resolves to continue the fight against the Rebels, and blames them for her death. What a fantastic ending, that I honestly did not see coming.
TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story is directed by Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards, executive produced by Rashaun Smith, with Unboxed Films serving as the production company. The film’s cast includes:
- Connor Chase Stewart: Young TK-436
- Amanda Devlin: Young Nissa
- Denise J. Reed: Adult Nissa
- Andrew Pagliara: Adult TK-436
- Kenneth Bordes-Hollon: Narrator
- Kevin Swann: Imperial Recruiter
With Star Wars fan films like these, recently released, it certainly makes the wait until Rogue One is released in December, that much easier.
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