Casting call: Star Wars fan film seeks actors in Halifax galaxy

Grzegorz Domaradzki Gabz

Calling all defenders of a galaxy far, far away: Halifax director David Connellan is looking for several actors to fill various roles for a locally shot Star Wars fan film at an open casting session on Saturday, April 2, at the Sobeys Community Room (2651 Windsor Street, 2pm-6pm). 

"The movie will be a five minute-long short that will be entered in the 2016 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards," explains Connellan, . "As this is a fan film using copy-written characters and settings, it's not a commercial film. It's an all-volunteer project." The synopsis? "The story is set after the battle of Endor which takes place at the end of Return of The Jedi. The film is based around Princess Leia and her emotional distress of dealing with being the leader during a long and bloody civil war, and her relationships, especially with Han Solo. This will be a dramatic piece." 

As such, Connellan is seeking non-union actors for the following roles:

Princess Leia, female 22-29 lead actor
Han Solo, male 33- 40
Voice Over Actors
Admeral Ackbar
Darth Vader
Jaba the Hutt
Secondary actors and extras
Various rebel troops and offices
Stormtroopers and Imperials

You can book an audition by emailing or visiting the Halifax Star Wars Fan Film Facebook. Filming will begin in Halifax this spring. Use the force.

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