A Light in the Darkness is a Star Wars fan film made for the love of filmmaking and of course, Star Wars. It has been an exciting and challenging experience to make a high quality, low budget film. This project was possible thanks to the talents and time of our all-volunteer cast and crew. The film in its completed form was released on September 20th, 2011.
A Light in the Darkness’ main action takes place approx. 1 year BBY on a small planet in the Outer Rim. A young boy watches the Jedi who saved his people be killed by the very clones who once fought by his side. Years later, as a member of a small insurgency against the empire he and his team hatch a new plan to take back their planet by drawing the attention of the newly formed rebel alliance.
Armed with the fallen Jedi’s lightsaber, he and his team battle to strike fear into the local imperial garrison, and overthrow their despotic governor. Their silent attacks give birth to a legend, and the people speak of a phantom Jedi whose spirit has returned.
As the story spreads they manage to draw attention to their forgotten corner of the galaxy, but who will arrive first, the rebel alliance or the empire?
Fed Wetherbee: Director/Co-Writer & Producer
Fed Wetherbee is a three-time Emmy award-winning cameraman who has worked on many popular reality shows including, Survivor and The Ultimate Fighter. The opportunity to work on a project with such a different pace and feel was very exciting. A Light in the Darkness is Fed’s writing and directing debut.
PJ Tamayo: Art Director/Co-Writer & Producer
PJ Tamayo is a writer and concept artist with a background in theme park, special venue and attraction design. His contributions have resulted in award winning experiences across the globe including the Dragon’s Treasure and Virtual Aquarium shows for the Melco Crown Resort and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride.
After six years of focusing on short-format experiences PJ was hungry for the opportunity to work on a more expansive story. He was thrilled to meet the challenge of physically and conceptually developing a universe in his own back yard.
Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival – Best Sci-Fi Short 2012
Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge 2011 at Comic Con – A Light in the Darkness (Part One) won two awards for “Best Fan Fiction” and “Audience Choice.”
Renovation Film Festival – Best Fan Film 2011
Dragon*Con – Best Fan Film 2012