Star Wars Revelations
In 2004, I had the opportunity to appear as an extra in a Star Wars® fan film, Star Wars Revelations. I’m credited in the movie as a background artist (long for extra). I appear at the 42 minute mark.
Set in a timeframe immediately before Star Wars, A New Hope (Episode IV), my character was an ambassador attending a formal cocktail party between Republic Senators and Galaxy Ambassadors.
My first appearance in the movie occurs at the 18-minute mark, when Darth Vader and Stormtroopers surround us, take us prisoner, and cart us off to a hard-labor prison planet. At the same time, Palatine abolishes the Republican Senate and transfers power to The Empire, with himself the Emperor.
My scene, filmed in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Museum of Women, was exciting, tiring, and frankly, boring at times. We reported to the museum at precisely 5 p.m. and spent the entire night filming the scene. I left the shoot at approximately 6 a.m. the following morning. I have clear memories of getting through wardrobe, only to sit around for hours before being called to the set.
This continued throughout the night, leaving the set, returning to the set, then stepping outside the museum to take in a bit of fresh air. By early morning, the set was hot, and opportunities for fresh air were mandatory.
I remember one time we were all out on the streets for a quick break. A couple of the extras dressed as stormtroopers began directing traffic on the streets of Washington DC. It was similar to the scene in A New Hope at the spaceport on the planet of Tatooine. We all laughed, watching the cars go by, some even following their directions. It was hilarious.
If you like Star Wars, I encourage you to watch the movie. It’s available on YouTube in its full-length feature length. There are various links to wiki and IMDB.com all across the net. Feel free to learn more. As of 2017, here are the links that I found.