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Behind the Scenes: Producing a STAR WARS Fan Film (Part 5 – Photos from the Set!)

[Editor’s Note: Jay’s illuminating look at what goes into making a fan film continues! See other installments here.]

Star Wars: Rivals

Star Wars: Rivals

Photos from the Set of Star Wars: Rivals

If you’ve been following along, you know that the Reclamation Society is submitting a Star Wars fan film to the 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards contest. We’re super excited about it, and we hope you are, too! We just shot our film last Sunday, and today I wanted to share some photos from the set with some captions. Enjoy!

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Our two lead characters, Skye and Kel. They’re half-sisters who are about to become Jedi initiates. Skye is played by Marianne Haaland. Kel is played by Maddy Curley.

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

What Force Power do you think Skye is using in this photo? (Fun Fact: she uses three different Force Powers in the film).

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

On location on Lothal (or, rather, somewhere in Southern California).

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Writer and co-producer, Jay Sherer (kneeling) and co-producer, Nathan Scheck (standing) on the set.

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Star Wars: Rivals Frame Grab

Director, Benjamin Anklam, shows off his lightsaber skills as the rest of the Moai Films crew looks on.

List of Our Cast and Crew
  • Presented by: The Reclamation Society
  • Writer/Producer: Jay Sherer
  • Producer/Lightsaber Design: Nathan Scheck
  • Producer/Lead Actress (Skye): Marianne Haaland
  • Producer: Christen Haaland
  • Co-writer/Director: Benjamin Anklam
  • Lead Actress (Kel): Maddy Curley
  • Actor (Master Cuthar): Brandon Byrd
  • Cinematographer: Lukas Colombo
  • Assistant Director: Lindsay Verbil
  • Script Supervisor: Jennifer Hoge
  • SFX Makeup: Ruth Baldwin and Eric Wilson
  • Production Design: David Hartwell
  • Sound Capture: Gray Thomas-Sowers
  • Wardrobe: Meghan Ims
  • Choreography: Mark Miscione
  • Lightsaber Design: Caleb Scheck
  • Production Assistant: Paula Gooch
  • Production Assistant: Jeffrey Gardner
  • Production Assistant: Jessica Sherer
  • Moai Films Crew: Stone Alvaro, Britt King, Arthur Garcia
About Jay Sherer (19 Articles)
Jay Sherer is the author of Timeslingers, a time travel adventure available now on Amazon.com, and the soon-to-be released comic book, The Standard. He’s also a big Star Wars fan, if you couldn’t tell.
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