KARA is the extremely impressive, unofficial fan film set in the Star Wars universe.
While they are making their trek, they witness a spectacular dogfight in the sky above them between Imperial TIE fighters and a squad of rebel X-Wing fighters.
Athena (Daniela Flynn), one of the rebel squad leaders, ejects after her X-Wing is heavily damaged in the battle.
She lands near Kara and Markus' location. After determining they are not Imperial agents, she decides to join them on their trek to the nearest rebel base.
However, stormtroopers quickly catch up to them, and a firefight ensues.
During the hottest part of the battle, a secret is revealed to Athena that signifies a turning of the tide in favor of the rebellion.
With KARA, writer and director Joe Sill has produced a short that looks as if it could be a deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sill has paid remarkable attention to detail in terms of mimicking the production design, tone, and style of the iconic sci-fi films.
But what makes this short truly an achievement is within its seven minute runtime, you are introduced to the three protagonists and become fully invested in their plight.
This is because there is a very human and poignant story at the core of this visual effects showcase.
Watch KARA here ...
The vision, style, and technical proficiency on display in KARA has convinced me Joe Sill is a young talent who will leave an indelible mark on filmmaking.
If the force is with us.
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