Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story
Birth of a Monster A Star Wars Story

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"Birth of a Monster | A Star Wars Story" is a not for profit STAR WARS short film produced by Escape Velocity Content, LLC. Themes, characters, music, etc. found within the film and its visuals are the property of Lucasfilm LTD, LLC & Walt Disney Studios (The Walt Disney Company). "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. CREDITS: Directed & Story by Tim Martin Screenplay by Ian Eskander Produced by Alec Eskander Director of Photography Nick Mahar Edited by Josh Dennis Original Music by Aaron James Eckardt Sound Design by Justin Valerio Executive Producers Tim Martin Alec Eskander Tres McCullough Joshua Tolle Cast: Zander Martin Daniel Bohman Steve Blum Linda Michaels Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Tobias Jelinek Mikey Rotella Derek Reynolds Scott Wickman Patrick Lundberg Daniel Bohman Unit Production Manager Scott Wickman Patrick Lundberg Gillian Entin Coordinator Dimitra Karacali Gillian Entin First Assistant Director Patrick Lundberg Alec Eskander Assistant Cameraman Grant Friesen Jonathan Benavente Tobias Winde Harbo Gaffer Eric Corriea Patrick Walter Joe Seiler Key Grip Joe Seiler Darrel D'Itri Grip / Electrician Brian Gurnett Grip / Movie Operator Trevor Carr Bob Mule Sound Mixer Chris Truman Matt Thompson Colin Hart Alan Chang Boom Operator Marion DeMartini Production Designer Tim Martin Special Effects Design Tim Martin Special FX Make-Up Ken Calhoun Sculptor Jeff Birch Sculptor Cristina Himiob Mold Maker Tom Ovenshire Modeler Dave Penikas Digital Model Builder Zac Berry Puppeteers Tim Martin Daniel Bohman Gillian Entin Costume Designer Tim Martin Wardrobe & Make-up Assistant Dimitra Karacali Set Builders Tim Martin Dan Bohman Prop Master Tim Martin Production Assistants Nicholas Tyson Alex Ulaky Bob Mulรฉ Keira Witham BTS Photography Uriel Espinoza Peter Houie Angela Noriega Kevin Mahar Post Production Supervisor Patrick Lundberg Nick Mahar Additional Editing Nick Mahar Sound Engineer Ryan Johnston Dialogue & Voice Directors Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Steve Blum Visual Effects by SpaceJunk VFX Artist Karl Hein Brian Finne Senior VFX Producer Christa Cox 3D Ship Modeling Ali Yaremko Texturing Perry Kroll 3D Compositing Jeff Miao Emmett Callinan Color Services provided by The Mill Colorist Matthew Osborne Color Assistant Logan Highlen Gemma Parr Zack Wilpon Executive Producer, Color Linda Jackson Producer, Color Liza Kerlin Production Coordinator, Color Jessica Amburgey Special Thanks Aputure Lighting Ted Sim Nerris Nassiri Andy Pagana Anthony Lew Ryan Wood Matt Alavi Aaron Nelson Rare Breeds Alicia, Jackson & Lincoln Eskander George Lucas (we love you) An Escape Velocity Content Production


Tim Villarreal : The most important thing that I found in this fan film wasn't just the quality, but that it felt like Star Wars. From the puppets, to the editing, even the humor here or there. Great job guys, amazing job.


Adolfo Fernandez : Leave it to true fans to make a real Star Wars Movie. The spirit of Star Wars is ALIVE!!!!!!

OhtheSuffering : Great twist. It was only at 16:30 when I recognized his outfit and was like, "Oh, shit. He's Malakili."

Henry Poon : 1983: Me wildly cheering when Luke causes the gate to crush the rancor. Present Day: monster!!!

Benito Cardenas : So that's how jabba got that.. So that little boy is the man that was crying when Luke killed it.. Awesome

Shaun Luckham : Looks great, captures the grubbiness of Tattoine, love the fainting gamorrean when he sees the rancor. Marvellous indeed.

BigBill Lucas : TRULY THE MOST PROFESSIONAL UNOFFICIAL STAR WARS FILM EVER MADE! This is exactly what i would expect to see from a professional Star Wars TV show. Everything here is perfect. Beautifully shot opening title sequence Captivating story. Well written script. A great plot twist. Crystal clear HD quality print. Perfect Tatooine locations. beautifully shot with creative camera angles. Authentic and professionally made costumes. Perfect Props and set design. Solid acting performances. Smooth editing. Well crafted practical effects. Seamless digital matte paintings. Professional CGI ship and monster effects. Well mixed sound effects. Captivating musical Score. Clean Star Wars end credits.

David Reyes : THIS shows how stories should be : Story first! This is one effective fan film that is BETTER than a multimillion dollar movie!

whylordwhy yeptheysuck : Awesome! I have to say I enjoyed watching this more then episode 7 & 8 combined. Damn good

T. Martin : I felt like I was actually watching Star Wars. : Oh wow. This is amazing. Bravo. This is canon to me. What a great movie.

Christopher Jackson : Steve Blum? THE Steve Blum?? This film needs to be adopted as canon. It fits so perfectly and unobtrusively into the canonical universe.

Blac Power45 : the best of these fanfilms don't require a lightsaber or the force.. I LOVED IT!!

Foolie wit da Tooly : The back story of Jaba's rancor๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ great fan film. I didnt realize untill the end because the boy had on the crying mans outfit ๐Ÿ˜†

thirdphaseofmoon : Now That's A Fan Film! The Force Is Strong With This One!

Jeremy Permenter : Wow... very well done. Great story, great character buildup, and definitely outside of the typical lightsaber fight with terrible makeup in the forest style fan film. Look forward to seeing future projects

C Scott : Excellent work :) Generally speaking , these fan films are far more true and respectful to the traditional Star Wars universe than anything Disney could do , in spite of the budget they work with . I believe that the traditional Star Wars fan knows and understands this universe much better , and it shows in great short movies like this . Thank you , I really enjoyed this .

Stormcamper : Finally someone who can post in the correct aspect ratio!!!! Lucasfilm can't even manage that with their trailers. Loved the fan film. I've watched so many over the years and this is shot better than the rest by a country mile. Good job!!!

Owen Linton : 504 dislikes? only SJW's could sink so low... this video was great in many ways! congratulations for excellent work!

Crimson Hunter : The puppets would make George Lucas proud!

agorgedslug : Published less than a month ago and already 425023 views - and no wonder! Absolutely loved it. I really hope George sees it - I'm sure this kind of thing is the greatest praise for his work. Big admiration especially to the composer, fantastic work!!

SurvivetheSurvival : Amazing! Incredible story and backstory to Jabbaโ€™s rancor and the rancor keeper! Suck it Kathleen! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Vandicoup : The ending was EVERYTHING. Oh my GOD!!

Wind of change : To think a fan film about the rancor monster's owner could be this good, well done ! I legit got original trilogy vibes when I saw the first longshot of the boy walking in the desert with his droid.

David Resch : That was incredible...this was that moment when the fan film was better than the movies!!!

Arikm7 : And that my friends is how honey boo boo got into beauty pageants.

FellVoice : It's sad when a fanfilm captures the feel of a Star Wars movie when the so called professionals can't seem to get it right.

Sysqo Calvo : Bravo well made fan film keep up the good work SW community

Carlos Perez : This was really well done! A+ on the designs and the reveal at the end. I consider this canon now. Thank you.

Warped World : One of the best fan made Star Wars films I have seen. I literally felt like I was watching a legit Star Wars movie. Only quarrel is I wish it was a full length movie.

Alberto Pacheco Islas : Absolutely Amazing! This short film indeed must be a part of the canon. Congratulations to the creators and team, and thank you so much for this excellent story.

Bucketroo : Bravo! I came into this cold, with no idea as to what it was about, which is the best way to experience it. This is so well done!

TimesThree : Now it makes more sense when Malakili cried when Luke killed his beloved Rancor!! Piss on Luke the killer of pets! Booo!

EBrix Studios : this is incredible! the filming locations, costumes, creatures, props, looked like they were right out of the original trilogy! fantastic job!

cardshopreality : My favorite SW fan film! Well done! Thumbs up if you agree.

dmk7799ify : Malakili!!!! I knew it. That was absolutely AMAZING. thank you for sharing this. Do you have any others?

Avalanche Fan : Holy crap that was phenomenal!!!!! Iโ€™ll be watching this one over and over.

Tyrone Taylor : Had everyone thinking it was Anakin, lol. Good plot twist.

Zachary Barnes : What a bizarre and unique angle to take with a fan film, yet it was so riveting. Incredible sets and costume design, felt like it was right out of the original trilogy.... Love the little bit with George at the end too

Colinjohn MURPHY-RODGERS : Just stumbled across this...absolutely brilliant. Well done to all those involved. Feels very much a part of the Star Wars universe ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

Reisbig2009 : Man, screw Disney. This fan film, as well as the one made by Star Wars Theory, have me actually wanting to watch Star Wars again. Great job!

Douglas Mcgee : Captured the Star Wars theme perfectly, well done

David Watters : This is Exceptional, this is a fan film then I was fooled I thought it was a trailer to a new movie! You hooked me well and good! fantastic great job! May Force Be With You Always!

DarthTemoc : This is one of the best examples of how fans can make wonderful and better things than large productions. The locations, the photography, the makeup, the costumes, the props, the puppets, the music and the scenography are AMAZING !! That droid, man!, the details, the acting, BRAVO !! The ending is incredible!. Congratulations to the cast & crew.

Darth Vader : It reminds me of the old star wars movies like A New Hope. Nice job. Impressive, most impressive.

Danny Villarreal : So awesome. This gave me chills. Bravo ๐Ÿ‘ 100 times better than The Last Jedi

Robert Arnett : Man these fan movies are fantastic and I'm thinking this is the best one. Loved it.

Kosh Naranek : OMG respect! This is great....everyone get this trending on Twitter!