Today's Short Is A Star Wars Fan Film. And It's Just As Great As You Could Have Hoped.

The dialogue and acting aren't particularly memorable, but the scope of the visuals and the overall world-building elements are just splendid. The music's evocative (if a trifle loud for my tastes). And it packs a surprising emotional punch, as well. 

In other words, it's pretty much a perfect homage to its source material, right?

KARA is a short fan film set in the Star Wars universe.

Thanks to Short of the Week for bringing this one to my attention. And thanks for the in-depth interview they conducted with its director, Joe Sill, definitely a talent worth watching.

Check it out; it's great "behind-the-curtain" stuff:

I decided to create a narrative in the Star Wars universe honestly because I’d been doing quite a few commercials last year, and felt the need to tell some stories again. Since that first Force Awakens trailer came out, I got real antsy about its release — I’ve been a SW fan since I was like 5 years old, drawing X-Wings on paper all the time. I don’t know what the “spark” point was, really … I just thought it would be kind of the perfect playground for me to mess around in. It was just like the Tesla commercial for me — I wanted to tell my own story in a universe I knew so well. I wanted to contribute to the world not just by supporting Force Awakens, but by adding my personal voice to it as well. I also really wanted to exercise narratively in preparation for other projects to come! It just seemed like it had to be this way.
Attribution(s): All artwork, publicity images, and stills are the property of Joe Sill and all respective creators and/or distributors.