written and directed by ADAM BERTOCCI

based on Star Wars by GEORGE LUCAS
and Lola rennt by TOM TYKWER

score composed by BRIAN SADLER

associate producer — DANIEL VINEY


Princess Leia Organa
Han Solo
Darth Vader
Emperor Palpatine
Boba Fett
Luke Skywalker
Bail Organa
Qui-Gon Jinn
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Jar Jar Binks
Grand Moff Tarkin
Padmé Amidala

ADAM BERTOCCI (writer / director / producer / executive producer / animator / general creator of movie / Greedo, Luke Skywalker & Chewbacca) made this piece of crap. He is a radio-television-film student at Northwestern University and a die-hard Star Wars fanatic. He has made or worked on several animations, numerous short films and the occasional short feature.
The highlight of his previous fan film experience is writing, co-directing and starring as Obi-Wan in Young Jedi: High School Student. He also wrote, directed and did the voices for the short Yoda's Demo Reel. In 2008 he wrote and directed the award-winning fan film Brooklyn Force.
He has also contributed graphic art to Rise of Nobility and will be doing a voice for A Rising Threat. He starred as Jedi Master Prevoda Vatil in the audio drama Doubts Cast and reprised the role for No Way Out. He had a small role as the Naboo Pilot in Coruscant? and did titles for The Force Between Us. He even turned up, uncredited, in a hologram in Revelations. His proudest work in other people's fan projects, though, is visual effects work for Return of Pink Five, Vol. 3.
Other Star Wars fandom works include the popular "The Chopped-Off Hands of Star Wars" site, a long tenure of writing and working for "SWFans.Net" before its untimely demise, and the fan film criticism/commentary site "The Fan Film Menace".
As a final fandom gesture he is a moderator on the forums at TheForce.Net.

In the realm of animation has worked on numerous shorts as a graphic designer, animator and effects artist.
He is really very sick of watching Lola rennt.
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BRIAN SADLER (score composer) plays trombone with a US Navy band in Italy and enjoys composing music for films in his spare time. He has also composed the score for the award-winning GIHB film Love: The Movie. Fan film scoring work includes Space Voyagers, a Star Trek crossover, a James Bond adventure and Adam's short Yoda's Demo Reel. Be sure to read more about his work for this film in the Music section!
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DANIEL VINEY (associate producer / See-Threepio) graduated Northwestern University's radio-television-film program after having held innumerable projects together simply by being there. (Call it the power of the Force.) His title in Run Leia Run was granted as sort of a blanket credit for general assistance.
Daniel and Adam have collaborated closely on the stop-motion animated short Have You Seen This Man? (Daniel, director—Adam, head animator), The Caseys (Daniel, special effects supervisor—Adam, special effects assistant and titles) and the senior thesis film Two Ugly Sisters (Daniel, co-writer and director—Adam, co-writer and script supervisor).
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RACHEL J. CHADDERDON (Princess Leia Organa) is a Northwestern student and (at the time of recording) dorm-mate of Adam's, cast out of the blue late in production to make Guy in his Basement Productions history as the very first female to hold the 'lead' role. Her other performing arts experiences include, but are not limited to, singing a cappella with Northwestern's X-Factors, a touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, school plays and Adam's short animation Date Double. She also emceed Northwestern's 2004 Dance Marathon, a thirty-hour dance party raising money for autistic children.
She made her live-action film debut as Aphrodite in the award-winning GIHB release Love: The Movie.
At the time of this writing, Rachel still has not seen The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones. We at Guy in his Basement Productions consider this failure to expose herself to the simple joy of Jar Jar Binks a lamentable shame.
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WILL ABE BUTLER (Han Solo) is a members of the rising indie rock sensation Arcade Fire, as well as a Northwestern student and (at the time of recording) dorm-mate of Adam's. He dabbles in all kinds of performing arts and never hesitates to share his talents publicly; for instance, he won his role in Run Leia Run after an impromptu recitation of the first five parts or so of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" during dinner. Previous performing arts experience includes school plays, random guitar recitals in his bedroom, playing bass guitar with the bands Sandpiper Air and Citizens on Patrol, and Adam's short animation test Date Double.
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BEN FLETCHER (Darth Vader) has provided an uncanny impression of the voice of a certain Dark Lord of the Sith for Bounty Trail, Knightquest, Broken Allegiance, Dark Skies, the 'Pods' trailer for Storm Ahead, Rescue on Endor, The Bounty Hunters Talk Back and the upcoming One of a Kind, among other fan projects. He is also voicing Yoda in How the Sith Stole Christmas. Adam knew from the beginning he wanted Ben for this voice and was absolutely thrilled to get him.
In 2004 Ben received the Fanworks Audio Academy Award for Best Portrayal of an Established Film Character.
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DARREN SCALES (Emperor Palpatine) has previously played Palpatine in The Empire Strikes Backyard, which he also wrote, directed and did a few million other things on as part of Backyard Productions, which has created several amusing parody films. He provided the voice shortly after completing principal photography on his film Beach Patrol.
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STEVE GENSLER (Boba Fett & Stormtrooper) is a theater student at Northwestern University and former next-dorm-room-neighbor of Adam. (See, it's not what you know, it's who you know.) He has observed that the voice of Boba Fett is quite similar to that of Brak from Space Ghost Coast to Coast; Adam likens it more to Pazuzu in The Exorcist. After Steve earned the role of Boba, Adam insisted that he also play the Stormtrooper, just because he thought it was funny to make the sly reference to the genetic connection between Boba and a certain set of clones.
Steve has performed in countless theatrical productions ranging from modern musicals to Shakespeare; among his stage credits are Into the Woods, The Music Man, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Shop of Horrors, The Seagull, Waiting for Godot and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). A longtime Star Wars fan, this is Steve's first fan film.
He made an appearance as Trevor Bondis in the GIHB release Pat Gets a Cat.
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BLAKE SILVER (Bail Organa) is a Northwestern theater student. He and Adam have previously collaborated on the student films And But So Then and The Caseys (on both sides of the camera!) and Outpost, short video projects for Northwestern classes and Daniel Viney's senior thesis Two Ugly Sisters (Blake played Prince Charming). Adam was an assistant editor and featured extra in Reservations, co-written and co-directed by Blake.
Blake has appeared on stage in a number of plays, including the world premiere cast of The Peckenpaw. He has also acted in numerous student shorts and shot some scenes as an extra in Columbia Pictures / Dreamworks' 2004 release Surviving Christmas starring Ben Affleck. (Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms!) His professional credits include television's Monk.
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BYRON TSANG (Qui-Gon Jinn, Jawa) is a Northwestern student who responded to a random e-mail begging for voices. He won the role of Qui-Gon with a strong vocal presence and the somewhat unrewarding Jawa voice through sheer tenacity. At the time, he was living in the very same dorm room that once housed Adam, the room in which Run Leia Run was born.
His other fandom activities include volunteering at DragonCon in Atlanta.
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KENT SANDERSON (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jar Jar Binks, production assistant) has been the other half of Guy in his Basement Productions since the beginning. He produced, co-directed with Adam and played Qui-Gon in Young Jedi: High School Student. Jar Jar's line was included in Run Leia Run just so he could perform his Jar Jar impression.
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ERIC MARTIN (Grand Moff Tarkin) is a theater student at Northwestern University. This is clearly a very good place to go if you want to be in animated Star Wars fan films that mock German cinema. Eric not only acts, but sings—as dorm-mate Adam, who likes to join in, can tell you. He also writes for a local arts and culture news supplement.
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ELIZABETH ASCOT (Padmé Amidala) just naturally sounds like Natalie Portman. One day she chose to advertise that interesting fact on the Fan Films Forum at TheForce.Net, and the rest is history; she got the starring role of Amidala in the upcoming fan audio drama Rise of Nobility.
She has also contributed her uncanny Portman imitation to the audio spoof Coruscant? and the romance A Summer's Dream.
In 2004 she received Fanworks Fan Audio Awards in the People's Choice categories for Best Actress in an Audio Parody, Best Portrayal of an Established Film Character and Best Actress in an Audio Drama.
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ARTOO-DETOO (Himself) is a robot whose beeping I wanted to include in the cast list because it looked cute. (And because Threepio's name looked weird without Artoo!) His previous film work includes the Star Wars saga and a cameo in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Artoo greatly enjoys acting, but hopes one day to direct...
Read more about Artoo... :)


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