Star Wars fans have had a long-time camaraderie, and the “Star Wars Uncut: The Directors Cut” project is no different.
In 2009, a group of Star Wars fans decided to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope,” made of fan-generated videos. The Star Wars Uncut project has been completed and published on YouTube. Fans were encouraged by Casey Pugh, the organizer and director of the SWU project, to recreate the movie in 15-second segments. This “Director’s Cut” is over two hours and was created entirely by crowdsourcing.
As quoted on the YouTube video info:
In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project was unimaginable.
SWU has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal. In 2010 we won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.
Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure. The “Director’s Cut” is a feature-length film that contains hand-picked scenes from the entire StarWarsUncut.com collection.”
Casey Pugh has enjoyed a fair amount of recognition for the Star Wars Uncut project. In 2010, he won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. The Star Wars Uncut Twitter account has over 6,000 loyal followers. In the first four days that it was on YouTube, it had over 754,000 views. Casey said on his blog, “Star Wars Uncut has always been incomplete without this. I’m very excited and proud to release the entire film. Watch it over the weekend for guaranteed LOLs and nostalgia.”