Saving Star Wars

Saving Star Wars is a 2004 independent film by Woodworks Films that was written and produced by Gary Wood. The title is a play on the title of the World War II movie Saving Private Ryan and Star Wars. The first preview of the film was at a film festival called Reel Competition, where it was rated highly by the film-goers. It features David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy.

The film was shot in central Indiana, and shown at Celebration III in 2005 in a nearby IMAX theater. The original concept poster was designed by Associate Producer Josh Shanks and Travis Bow.

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Saving Star Wars - Plot
... Though a Star Wars fan as a child, life holds no magic or adventure for Woody Garrison (Joe Urban) ... Divorced and working two jobs to pay medical bills for his terminally ill son, Star Wars is now just a movie ... to find filmmaker George Lucas (George Starkey) and convince him to continue making Star Wars movies ...

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