So, after a successful tour of Austrian, German and Swiss cinemas and conventions, the Austrian produced Star Wars fan-film, ‘Regrets of the Past’ is now available to watch online, via Youtube, both in OV and English dubbed versions. Both feature closed captioning subtitles in English, German and Spanish.
The film was entirely produced as a not for profit/ no budget work of fan fiction. The crew consisted of 150 working professionals from the Austrian film industry who supported the project in their spare time and around existing work commitments.
A brief plot synopsis: ‘The story is set after the events that led to the inception of the Galactic Empire (Star Wars – Episode III) and follows the fate of two fugitive Jedi knights. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Pash Sularen and his Padawan Kaila Dain crash on a remote plant and are confronted with their past’.
I composed the music score in it’s entirety, creating ‘Leitmotif’ themes for the principle characters and underscoring the dramatic and action scenes with a nod to John Williams’ orchestral style. Director Bernhard Weber and I decided early in the post production to establish a choir made up of willing members of the crew, resulting in around thirty voices which we recorded in the middle of the soundtrack production. The results subtly underpin the score and I am very satisfied with their hard work.
Working on RotP was an absolute labour of love, indeed it was a childhood dream come true to work on a Star Wars film. I’ve made some great friends working on the film and we’re definitely going to work together again in the future.