Ya esta disponible en el blog oficial de StarWars.com la entrevista a Inti Carrizo-Ortiz, director de Renacimiento que recientemente logro el premio de la audiencia en la ceremonia realizada en Estados Unidos para Star Wars Fan Movie Awards. La nota habla sobre los orígenes y el proceso de la producción, además de la influencia que ha tenido Star Wars y George Lucas en el cineasta a lo largo de su carrera.

Parte de la nota la tienes a continuación:

  • What prompted you to make a Star Wars fan film? How has George Lucas and his films influenced your work?
    Star Wars is what got me into movies; and movies is what keeps me going. It has been such a huge inspiration, I just needed to do something about it — to give something back, no matter how little, to that wonderful universe of crazy old wizards and men twisted and evil. And soon I discovered I wasn’t alone.
  • What is the backstory regarding your film? Where did you get your idea for your film?
    We wanted to tell a story. Nowadays we can all mimic a lightsaber effect, so the real trick is to try and make them wield it for something worth it! And I thought: “Star Wars is about good versus evil. But good (and evil for that matter) is a point of view, so why always must villains need to be so dark and sinister? Can’t they just be good men with their own point of view?”
    So it came the story of a villain which some would consider a hero, and heroes that many would think of as villains. That, and the great inspiration of the artwork from many great Star Wars artists such as Dave Dorman, made the basis of Renaissance (Redux).
  • Who were all the principle people in helping get the film made? Who would you thank if your film won an Academy Award?
    I had the best crew in the whole world working with me — film lovers, sci-fi lovers, Star Wars lovers — all of them so talented, skillful and creative. They worked for nearly three years to get the film done, with no money involved whatsoever. None of this would have been possible without them. I’m really looking forward to have them on my side again, blasting into a new adventure!
  • Additional comments about your fan film making experience?
    Always rely on your team. Money helps, but talent and good ideas you can’t buy. And always, always remember the fun of it. Don’t loose sight of why you do what you do, and enjoy it!

Puedes leer la nota completa original (en ingles) aquí.