Directors Samtubia & Samgoma Edwards decided to give the Stormtroopers some love in the award winning directors cut of Star Wars, TK-436 : A Stormtrooper Story. Winner of the 2016 Filmmaker Select Award, It managed to not only impress fans but also professionals such as Rouge One: A Star Wars Story's director Gareth Edwards, executive producer John Knoll of Industrial Light & Magic, and co-producer John Swartz.
It's an original look at the Star Wars universe from a Stormtroopers perspective, trying to balance his loyalties and duties to the empire whilst being abruptly awoken to the realities of war. Star Wars The Force Awakens touches on this when Finn is forced between following orders or doing the right thing. It's a refreshing perspective which is provokingly told in this touching but gritty short film. The effects and score are amazing but you'd expect nothing less for a fan film winner. We'll be keeping an eye on this pair for sure!