He worked on this project for 16 years ,
Three friends shooting a Star Wars fan movie
Munich – May the force be with you!
According to their own statements, Munich-based Lars Bohl (50), Benedict (49) and Veit Galitz (39) helped film the biggest Star Wars fan film of all time: “Star Wars – Descendants.” It celebrated its world premiere at Mathasser Cinema on Saturday evening.
He worked on this project for 16 years and invested thousands of euros. He shot in Tunisia, Malaysia, China, Guatemala, Italy, Chile and Hawaii – sometimes on the original Star Wars locations.
But how do you come up with such a crazy idea?
In ordinary life they are electrical engineers (Bohl), teachers of FOS (Weit Galitz) and specialists in general medicine (Benedict Galitz). He contracted Star Wars fever as young children.
Bohl: “I discovered my interest in filmmaking when I was in school, then as a student I developed a passion for traveling and when a friend invited me to Tunisia in 2005 and I became an original star. On a trip in the middle of the battle set in Gaya Matamata, everything came together. At that point I knew: We have to shoot a Star Wars fan movie in this magical place.”
A year later, in May 2006, he and his friends Benedict and Veit Galitz left for the Tunisian desert to shoot their own Star Wars film. The adventure of a lifetime and a journey of sixteen years began.
And how was the distribution of roles?
Bohl: “I have only a small guest appearance in the film as the power spirit of the dead Jedi master. My main roles were behind the camera as a producer and screenwriter, shooting as a cameraman, director and lighting technician. as an editor and effects wizard during and finally in the final post-production. Also, of course, coordinating a number of global assistants from graphic designer, 3D animator, music composer to voice-over dubber.”
Veit Gallitz: “In the film I play the main character, Galve Mapour, a young soldier who is suddenly being hunted down by the Empire and who during the story discovers his special abilities and as a user of power. matures.”
Bene Galitz: “I play a clone soldier, abandoned at the time of Order 66, who remains loyal to his assigned Jedi general and therefore has to hide from the Empire for the rest of his life.”
And how do Star Wars mastermind George Lucas (78) Munich fans view the film?
Bohl: “There hasn’t been an official release from Lucas-Film. Fan movies have been tolerated since the 1990s, but no money can be made from them.”
And how satisfied are you with the result?
Benedict: “I literally had tears in my eyes. The whole work blew me out of my cinema seat completely unexpectedly. I didn’t expect the film to work so well and keep me hooked until the last minute.”
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