Jedi and Pirates- Pre Production Thread

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  1. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Hello! :)

    Some months ago I posted a FanFiction on the message boards about two Jedi, set 50 years before The Phantom Menace.
    (?Wounds of the Heart?, before the saga) Now, I?m working on something that, to my knowledge, has never been done
    before...making a FanFilm sequel to my FanFiction. [face_idea] Due to time and budget constraints it?s not going to be as
    involved as the fanfiction, but will keep the two main characters. The working title at this point is 'Jedi and
    Pirates'. (don?t worry, there will be a better title before release!) I'm not going to say anything about the plot
    yet, only while it does have Jedi, there are absolutely no forests, Sith, or double-bladed lightsabers in this. ;)

    Storyboarding and Costume design have just finished and I?ve found two people willing to help me design and model
    the starships. Two of the five principals have been cast, as has one extra, but further casting won?t start until
    between August and September to avoid having everyone wait for a long time before filming starts. Obviously, being
    a fanfilm, I myself am the writer/director/producer/casting director/whatever else is needed. I do have a makeup
    artist and a tentative construction crew at this point.

    To get us going, here?s what some of the costumes will look like:
    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2489.jpg
    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2487.jpg
    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2486.jpg

    If budget and space forbid, we may end up doing 80% of the ?set? with greenscreen. I?m still trying to find a
    makeshift studio at this point. [face_worried]

    Filming is supposed to begin at the start of November, with a tentative release date some time in summer of 2012.

    Stay tuned!

    NOTE: As far as facilities I have already looked into the rental studios and public cable stations- there aren?t
    any within 80 miles of me or my main crew and with gas prices the way they are these days, the cost is prohibitive.
    [face_money_eyes]
  2. burkevader Jedi Knight

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  3. Tevase2 Jedi Grand Master

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    OMG IT SOUND EPIC =P~

    good luck and i hope it turns out well
  4. Altureus Jedi Master

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    Jan 6, 2011
    I was a little thrown off with the title being Jedi and pirates... But now that I know it's space pirate jedi I feel better. Although, a pirates of the caribbean with jedi may be an interesting mix mash of universes.

    I think your idea could prove to be pretty solid if you can pull it off with a good story, and characters/costumes. Maybe even some deep space raids, on Kessel or whatever.
  5. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Aug 27, 2010
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    Jedi and Pirates isn't the final release title- it's just a working title. And raids aren't what I have in mind...:oops:

    I think I need to rename this thing....
  6. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Did the very first script read-through yesterday and have made a few minor adjustments. Dialogue is hard to write and even harder to deliver! [face_beatup]

    It's a scary thing to realize I'm only three months away from the planned first day of shooting...and I've only got three roles cast. :eek: We're going to have to start practicing things like running, jumping, falling, and swinging sticks around.

    Some time in the next week or so I'll be talking to the local community college about putting up a notice for actors.
  7. DarthOmnious Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 8, 2011
    How's this for a title Star Wars: Pirates of the Outer Rim ?
  8. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Thanks, but that's not what I had in mind.

    Argh, I wish I'd never brought up pirates. Everyone's getting the wrong ideas! :oops:

    That's it; I'm coming up with a better title. :rolleyes:

    As far as casting goes I've put notices up on four websites, including two FanForce boards. No bites yet. As soon as I can get over there I'll be posting notices around the college.
  9. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Aug 27, 2010
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    Here's some more costume designs:

    [image=http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2578.jpg]

    [image=http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2584.jpg]

    [image=http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2577.jpg]

    [image=http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/IMG_2576.jpg]
  10. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    [image=http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/UndercoverJedi/New%20FanFilm%20Progress/totfteasecopy.jpg]
  11. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Aug 27, 2010
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    SomebodY please delete this thing!!!! It's never going tp get done and I just found out the title has already been taken. :mad:
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