Chad Vader wins George Lucas Selects Award


MUMBAI: Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager received the coveted George Lucas Selects Award on Sunday night in the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge presented by Lucasfilm Ltd and AtomFilms, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom.


The five-minute comedy short by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan, featuring Darth Vader’s younger brother as a grocery store clerk, makes its television debut at 11:25 pm ET/PT on Wednesday night on Spike TV.


Chad Vader and other Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge finalists – including seven other award recipients – were honoured at the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge awards at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles, which marks the 30th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Star Wars.


All of the competition’s official selections are now available for viewing at the official Fan Movie Challenge site: http://starwars.atomfilms.com, and at the official Star Wars website: http://www.starwars.com.


This year’s Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge received a record-breaking number of submissions from five continents between March and May 2007, and
19 movies were designated as official selections by judges at Lucasfilm and AtomFilms. Seven awards of merit were given, with Forced Alliance taking double honours, earning both the Audience Choice Award (based on the AtomFilms audience’s vote) and the Best Fan Fiction/Drama award.


The 2007 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge awards are:


— George Lucas Selects: Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan
— Audience Choice: Forced Alliance, by Spearshield
— Best Comedy: The Eyes of Darth Tater, by Lee Vehe
— Best Fan Fiction/Drama: Forced Alliance, by Spearshield
— Best Action: Essence of the Force, by Pat Kerby
— Best Animation: IG-88: The Dancing Robot, by Anton Bogaty
— Best Short Subject: An Incident at Toshi Station, by Mike McMahan

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