on Star Wars by GEORGE LUCAS
score composed by BRIAN SADLER
associate producer DANIEL VINEY
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.
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!
(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
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.
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
(Darth Vader) has provided an uncanny impression of the voice of
a certain Dark Lord of the Sith for Bounty
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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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 singsas dorm-mate Adam, who likes to join in, can tell you.
He also writes for a local arts and culture news supplement.
(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
(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...
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