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"Birth of a Monster" is a story of discovery and friendship surrounding a mysterious young boy and his loyal droid on the desert planet, Tatooine. What they discover will shape future generations in their galaxy. This story features new and original character from the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas (and the property of Lucasfilm LTD, LLC and Walt Disney Studio). It is a non-profit fan film production from Escape Velocity Content, LLC.Written by
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An origin story for a one shot character that works on every level
Star wars fan made films are in abundant supply but there are only a few that can be classed as quality productions rather than obvious "shot on a shoe string budget" affairs. This short film, the title of which infers that there could be more coming in the future (I hope) is quality from start to finish. There is not a lot of dialogue to move the story along and most of the heavy lifting in that department is via the droid doing his best C3-PO impression and succeeding in spades right down to the naivety that all "sentient" Star Wars droids appear to have been programmed with.
Star Wars itself is filled with so many minor characters on the edge of the main action that literally hundreds of short films could be made to flesh out their role in the Star Wars universe and this short film chose to look at a one shot character who has about 60 seconds of on-screen time but you don't find out who it is about until the last few minutes of the movie and it is then that you understand why the character reacts the way he does when he makes this one brief appearance.
While this movie stands alone to tell its story, there is no reason to believe that it couldn't be part of the Star Wars canon - even the post credits George Lucas voice-over (using scenes from the film the character was in) indicates that Lucas himself was interested in the peripheral characters and who they are.
Come into this film with an open mind and walk away with a new perspective on a one shot character who you thought was just a nobody.
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