A Blind Jedi Uses the Force in This Beautiful Star Wars Fan Film

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We know—yet another Star Wars fan film. They’re a dime a dozen. But, truly, this is a good one.

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The film is called Hoshino and it’s directed by Stephen Vitale. In it, an overeager young apprentice (Anna Akana) challenges her master (Tim McKernan) over the use of a lightsaber. Check it out.

There are some great nods to the original trilogy in there, such as mynocks and a not-so-subtle reference to Darth Vader’s pyre. But more than that, in a few short minutes, you get a real sense of the apprentice character. She’s anxious, curious, and ultimately harmed for it. You want to know more, and that’s a mark of a good short.

For more of Vitale’s work, visit his official site. And check out this making-of video.

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Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

falco09
Kyle

Blind Jedis are so hot right now.