From the creative mind of Joe Sill comes this new Star Wars universe short subject with a simple title: Kara. Watch as a young girl, Force adept, struggles to control her powers and finds herself on the brink of the Dark Side.

A tour de force of visual effects, Kara features a low altitude dogfight between TIE Fighters and X-Wings, so masterful in execution that they might as well have been by Lucasfilm itself. Everything about this film is perfect, including the acting. It also presents an aspect of the Star Wars universe that is less black and white than what we are usually presented. Kara’s ability with the Force is both wondrous and terrifying.

“Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I shall move the world,” said ancient Greek scientist and mathematician Archimedes.

That Lucasfilm allows fans to play in the Star Wars universe is one of the shining virtues of the universe George Lucas created. It provides a framework for a great deal of creative work, and for so many talented artists at the beginning of their careers, it provides a place to stand.



A Whitelist Production ( KARA is a short fan film set in the Star Wars universe.

Written and Directed by: Joe Sill
Producer: Westin Ray

Executive Producer: Jerad Anderson
Head of Production: Nick Erickson

Andra Nechita
Peter Arpesella
Daniela Flynn

Head of Accounting: Natasha Seubert
1st Assistant Director: Trevor Stevens
2ndAssistant Director: Daniel Burke
Casting: Joe Sill & Westin Ray

Cinematographer: Nico Aguilar
Gaffer: Matt Blake
1st AC: Danilo Rodriguez & Daniel Demenezes
2nd AC: Brodin Plett
Key Grip: Jordan Kleinman
Still Photographer: Austin Ray

Wire Rigging Team: Nick Goehner, Marvin Francis, Luke Couce
Aerial Footage: Luc Delamare
DJI Ronin Operators: Cire Hensman, Stefan Vleming

Production Designer: Joe Weber
Art Director: Alex Shumate
Costume Designer: Robin Ray
Costume Assistant: Fern Ray
X-Wing Pilot Costume: Lisa Curtis Saunders
Makeup & Hair: Devan Weitzman
Costume Aging & Weathering: Devan Weitzman

Sound Designer: Jackie! Zhou
Production Sound: Kristian Hayden
Composer: Austin Ray

Visual Effects by: Joe Sill & Luc Delamare
Colorist: Andrew Finch

Dean Amstutz, Mark Kinsey, Victor Silva, Marcus Holt, Milton Hunt, Rob Csorba
Stuart Loui, Carrie Ann Caranci,Barry Chan, Mark Edwards

501st Legion
Imperial Sands Garrison
Ian Cook
Lesley Farquhar
Felipe Irigoyen
Merry & Jerry McIntyre
Bill Engler
Eric Elmore
Robin Elmore
Stuart Cram
Alex Lubow
Champ Robinson
Brian Tran
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Mgmt.
El Centro Field Office
Star Wars Original SFX by Benn Burtt
Screen Actors Guild