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Galaxy Lords

An overtly ridiculous, yet uncomfortably sincere space fantasy motion picture adventure set in the year 4.924,537,733AD.

"A mere decade after the Heptigalaxial Cosmic Eternity War, the Kingdom of the Seven Galaxies is once again on the precipice of oblivion. The evil Zargantian prince ADORASTIUS, has escaped his icy incarceration and threatens all known existence with the most fantastical yet calamitous power imaginable.

The multiverse cries out in peril, and the beleaguered Galaxian hero COMMANDER HELIOS, must forge a crew of old friends and new allies to defend the sanctity of the cosmos. Still tormented by the shadows of his past, he must once again breathe the air that smells of intergalactic combat, and rise to face his old nemesis.

From the tranquil glades of Kelvador to the fiery crags of Grindlebar, the fate of the history of all existence rests upon the shoulders of the GALAXY LORDS."

  • Von Bilka
  • Dan Underhill
  • Von Bilka
  • David Cergizan
    Visual Effects (Environments and Compositing)
  • Dave Petersen Jr
    Visual Effects (Spacecraft and Special Effects)
  • Dan Underhill
    Key Cast
    "Galactic Commander Helios / Quazar Pignataro"
  • Von Bilka
    Key Cast
    "Wranthelon / Adorastius"
  • Zachary Hart Baker
    Key Cast
    "Chansaluthrax Harrangu"
  • Jon Raila
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Tokina"
  • Jim Povolo
    Key Cast
    "Hagglehawk the Wafe Lord"
  • Von Bilka
  • Dave Cergizan
  • Dave Petersen Jr
  • Dan Underhill
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Space Fantasy, Comedy, Retro
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 42 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Von Bilka

Von Bilka is a Chicago-based filmmaker who has recently completed his first feature film, GALAXY LORDS. Raised in Indiana, Von graduated from Toronto Film School- winning awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction at that school's festival for his debut short film The Man Machine.

Von's previous works all share a common theme of telling stories in a visually entertaining manner. His range of inspiration includes 70s/80s B-movies, 60s psychedelia, and even 90s computer games. He co-founded the production company Champions of the Cosmos, and continues to produce both narrative and commercial content in a manner that keeps true to his inspirations.

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Director Statement

GALAXY LORDS is an earnestly made, yet undeniably ridiculous tale of cunning space wizards, gallant cosmic heroes, and vile intergalactic villains set in an overtly melodramatic space realm. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the colorful and other-worldly B-Movies produced en-masse once Star Wars had become a phenomenon in the late 70s. Such gems as Starcrash and Battle Beyond the Stars set the template for the low-budget yet sincere manner in which we produced Galaxy Lords.

Setting out not quite knowing exactly where our filmmaking journey would take us, we were fortunate enough to be doing so at a time when purchasing a large piece of green fabric and creating light casings with aluminum foil and cardboard yielded acceptable results. Gallons of hot glue and unfathomable amounts of cardboard were used to create our cast of characters such as Wranthelon of the Evermore, Quazar Pignataro, the mighty Hagglehawk the WAFE Lord, and Galactic Commander Helios himself, to name a few.

Over the course of a year and a half of shooting in garages and basements whenever we could find the time, we realized we finally had shot an entire feature film. That is when our work truly began.

The next five years were spent tirelessly creating the sights and sounds of the Kingdom of the Seven Galaxies. The whole process had it’s ups and downs. Plenty of moments of doubt. But at no point did we lose sight of the fact that from the ground up we were creating our very own fantasy story, and I believe our unyielding passion and sense of humor shines through every single moment of Galaxy Lords.

Though there were very few moments I can say we were going about the process “properly”, I am unbelievely grateful for the experience I’ve had creating Galaxy Lords. The film is not for everybody, but those who love to pop on a B-movie and laugh with (and at) it will absolutely love this film.

-Von Bilka