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In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with “Lando’s Deal“, a wonderful film starring everyone’s favorite smooth-talking space pirate. I’ve seen a number of live-action Star Wars fan films, but none of them seem to capture my interest and attention like this one did.
There’s a lot to like here—strong cinematography, dynamic blocking and staging, solid sound and voice work, neat bits of animation, and an overabundance of in-camera effects and lighting (the telltale red-and-black Brickstuff wire is a giveaway). And that’s basically all ignoring the fact that it’s a brickfilm; I’m not even sure that ‘the LEGO of it all’ factored into my enjoyment.
Overall, it’s just a simple, fun film, and it feels like Star Wars—you can tell that director Adam Nies has a particular fondness for that old card player / gambler / scoundrel.
And of course, the easiest way to win me over is with a behind-the-scenes video.