Dark Resurrection is an Italian Star Wars fanfilm written and directed by Angelo Licata and produced by Davide Bigazzi and Licata.
The story begins a few centuries after Episode VI, telling the story of a young Jedi apprentice, who lives during a period of great change in the balance between the force and the galaxy.
So far the story consists of 2 episodes with a third one being in production...
Star Wars fans itching for another cinematic experience in their favorite universe have now been given the unique opportunity to make it happen. The filmmakers behind Dark Resurrection Vol. 2, an ambitious Star Wars fan-film, have just launched a crowd-funding campaign on Fansflock.com in order to meet their ambitious goal of creating a Hollywood-quality Star Wars movie.
The brainchild of Director Angelo Licata, who is working in collaboration with executive producer Fabrizio Rizzolo and many others, this will be the third film in their gripping and visionary Dark Resurrection series, which began with the viral hit of Vol. 0 and the equally well-received and popular sequel, Vol 1.
Both films were highly popular among fans and critics alike, and each one was crowd-funded and produced without profit; all of the artists, technicians, and visionaries who participated received no financial contributions, being driven only by their passion for filmmaking and Star Wars. Nevertheless, the films – which can be viewed in their entirety on the official Fansflock project page – were noted for their high-quality storytelling and effects despite a combined budget of only around $50,000.
Vol. 2 aims to up the ante in terms of quality and storytelling by offering significantly enhanced technical and creative elements. The film will maintain the same setting of its predecessors while bringing to life a completely new and original set of characters. The saga that has brought together millions of fans from around the world will now come to its epic conclusion, provided it gets the fan support it needs.
Dark Resurrection Vol. 2’s filmmakers hope to reach $150,000 in order to meet their creative goal. This includes the following characteristics:
• A feature-film length of 100-120 minutes.
• Using of hundreds of extras for an epic scale.
• Building several digital sets, both internal and external, in more than 20 different locations, in order to create a true cinematic experience.
• Creation space ship models in three-dimensional photorealistic quality.
• Purchasing least four workstations for elaborating and compositing 3D animations.
• Utilizing post-production software and dedicated plug-ins.
• Use of render farm to compensate for the large amount of information to process for post-production.
• An impressive première organization for a Hollywood-style unveiling.
As with the previous films, there is no profit motive in mind, with plans to provide Vol. 2 free of charge online – a testament to the dedication of the filmmakers. If you consider yourself the ultimate Star Wars fan, or otherwise appreciate the admirable cause of indie filmmakers, then visit the Dark Resurrection Vol. 2 project page on Fansflock to pledge whatever you can in support. You can also learn more about the film’s background, details, objectives, funding goals, and rewards for supports if it’s successfully funded.
Check out the project here.