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NEW RELEASE: "Star Wars: Hunt for the Holocron" Online After 10 Years

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Dregr_Jarrat, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Dregr_Jarrat

    Dregr_Jarrat Jedi Master

    May 7, 2001
    Hi all,

    Some of you old-timers may remember a fan film called STAR WARS: HUNT FOR THE HOLOCRON that began production in the early 2000s. After a decade of fits and starts trying to bring this story to life, I'm very pleased to announce that the film has finally been released and is available online (in stunning Standard Definition!) at and on YouTube.

    Here's the official skinny on this relic of the early fan film era:


    STAR WARS: HUNT FOR THE HOLOCRON ( is an original film from director Martin Spitznagel that honors George Lucas' Star Wars legacy with an Original Trilogy-styled adventure. Made by a dedicated group of young people entirely with practical effects -- no 3D models were used in the film, only real models filmed against a greenscreen! -- the film is a 30-minute love letter to Star Wars, complete with an original orchestral score.

    HUNT FOR THE HOLOCRON is the story of Bando (Mark August Spitznagel, SAG-AFTRA) and Sahn (Dan Clavey) Jinkuru, young men thrown into a dangerous world when they find a Holocron, a record of Jedi secrets. Pursued by Dark Jedi Dregr Jarrat (Martin Spitznagel), whose thirst for the Holocron has reached obsession, the boys are aided by Jedi E'Din Kyle (David Turka) and smuggler Ariah Duen (Jennifer Moreau), old business partners of their father. As Dregr closes in, the brothers struggle to survive both their present and their past.

    The film, originally shot in Pittsburgh, PA from 2003-2005, is the culmination of a childhood dream for director Martin Spitznagel: Create a Star Wars film in the spirit of the Original Trilogy. Along with a dedicated all-volunteer cast and crew, Martin spent countless stolen nights and weekends over ten years to write, film, edit, and bring this creation to life with the most limited of resources.

    Aside from an original screenplay, the film boasts original characters, models, costumes, visual effects, and orchestral score, worked on in locations from Washington, DC to Houston, TX. The not-for-profit project was funded through the generosity of family and friends and worked on without pay by a 20-person team hailing everywhere from Texas to Brazil.

    Literally thousands of hours were invested by the cast and crew to write, scout, build, storyboard, film, act, record, cut, edit, equalize, compose, accompany, add special effects, color-time, and finalize HUNT FOR THE HOLOCRON in time for its premiere on April 20th, 2013 -- complete with a red carpet, meet-and-greet hour, presentation, director's note, and cast-and-crew Q&A -- at Pittsburgh's Hollywood Theater, the beautiful standalone theater located in the heart of the Dormont business district. Spitzfire Productions is very proud to now present this film to the worldwide audience of Star Wars fans and big dreamers everywhere.


    I am very excited to share this news with fan film community, who supported the initial effort and for whom this film was created. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! And if you like it, will you help me share the good news?

    Martin Spitznagel
    Director, "Star Wars: Hunt for the Holocron"
  2. Dregr_Jarrat

    Dregr_Jarrat Jedi Master

    May 7, 2001
    Here's the film, just so it's all in one place:

    And here's the original score that we composed for the film. :)

  3. keithabbott

    keithabbott Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 7, 1998
    Thanks for letting us know Martin!