We’re getting closer to the release of new Star Wars movie Rogue One, but if you can’t wait until December 16 it’s worth noting that an epic Star Wars fan film has arrived to quench your thirst.
Hoshino, produced by writer/producer Eric Carrasco, centres on a blind Jedi Master called Ko Hoshino as she becomes one with The Force.
If you thought this was going to be a naff, amateur affair then think again. Carrasco is a writer on the TV series Supergirl, so he’s got proper industry cred and more resources than your average DIY filmmaker.
Hoshino might only be six minutes long, but it packs in a tonne of classic Star Wars tropes like “a long time ago…”, nods to the John Williams musical score and lightsaber battles.
On the latter front, we also get treated to a very cool moment showing lead star Anna Akana dismantling then reassembling a lightsaber hands-free using The Force.
Shared by director Stephen Vitale on YouTube, it’s amassed more than 700,000 reviews and has gone down a storm with fans.
“Just wanted to thank everyone for watching the film and for all your feedback!” Vitale said. “Everyone that had a hand in making the film is so appreciative and we love that this character and story resonates with so many of you!”