Back in 2009 Casey Pugh put out a call to Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers everywhere to help create one of the most ambitious and beloved displays of appreciation for George Lucas‘ standard-setting space opera saga ever seen. Internet users everywhere were asked to remake Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 15 seconds at a time. Two years after the project began Star Wars Uncut: The Director’s Cut has been completed and is now available to watch online, or at least until Darth Lucas and his cadre of high-priced lawyers file a cease-and-desist order due to the film’s extensive use of Star Wars footage and audio.
You can watch the full movie here below.
The genius of Star Wars Uncut is that is allowed its participants to recreate their scenes of choice using whatever styles and tools they wished. From the legendary “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” opening card presented as a Twitter update to using convention footage of people in C-3PO costumes there’s more imagination and abashed love for the Star Wars movies than in Lucas’ own prequel trilogy.
Since the project’s inception Star Wars Uncut has attracted major media attention and in 2010 Pugh and the SWU team were awarded a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.