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Cool Short – Star Wars: X-Wing – A Star Wars Fan Film

This short film is based on the X-Wing video game series and Michael Stackpole’s X-Wing novel The Krytos Trap.

After its defeat at Endor, the Empire struggles to maintain control over a fractured galaxy.

Seizing the opportunity, the New Republic launches a desperate assault to liberate the galactic capital.

The X-Wing pilots of Wraith Squadron rush into the fray to add support….

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Directed by Christopher Parks, the fan film features Keith Cherry and Christopher Parks as Wraith One and Two.

Here is what the filmmakers had to say about the film.

This is a passion project of about 4 years in the making. I was a big fan of the X-Wing PC games as a kid and also really enjoyed Michael Stackpole’s X-Wing book series. I’ve always had an interest in those New Republic adventures which is chiefly why I decided to make this short. I hope you all like it!

The primary software and workflow consisted of an animation pipeline in Blender that would be exported and rendered in Houdini using the GPU renderer Redshift. Final compositing was finished in After Effects.

Apart from a few kitbash sets, all assets were modeled and textured (Substance Painter) from scratch since the making of the spaceships is part of the fun.

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