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Star Wars: Behind the Saber

A comedy finalist in Disney's 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards, Behind the Saber takes you on the set of the latest Star Wars film, being helmed by a visionary director. Except, his vision is clouded by the 'stranger' side of the force.

  • Zack Abramowitz
  • Zack Abramowitz
  • Zack Abramowitz
  • Alex Valderana
  • Erica Camarano
    Key Cast
  • Jack Gattanella
    Key Cast
  • Lenny Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Colin Buckingham
    Key Cast
  • Devin Klos
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    comedy, mockumentary, star wars, behind the scenes
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Disney's 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    June 1, 2016
    Online Finalist Contest
    Audience Choice Finalist
Director Biography - Zack Abramowitz

Zack has been a filmmaker since 2006, wearing various hats on set including: writer, director, producer and editor for independent film and popular web projects.

He became a self-taught filmmaker early in his movie career after the urge to create his own work. His debut project as filmmaker was a mockumentary web series about two New York actors entitled, “Zack and Michael,” which garnered tens of thousands of views on YouTube. One 'special' episode reached half a million. Zack also directed, produced and starred in a short documentary on The Dark Knight, a tribute with interviews of fans on Halloween night in 2008 on the streets of New York. He created the viral video "Kyle Sands: Raptor Hunter," as well as co-starred in and produced a web series called “LOSERS”, and has now produced a television pilot based on it. The "LOSERS" TV Pilot has been to 40 film festivals and 10 comic cons since it's run began, and has finally found it's home on Amazon Prime. Zack takes pride in having fun and good ideas when it comes to producing, and enjoys connecting the right people to work together as a team on and off set.

He can be seen in the upcoming feature film "Wild Men", and the dark comedy "The Mel Klein Diaries." He co-starred in Jack Gattanella’s feature-length debut Green Eyes which is now screening internationally, with whom he also helped to produce ‘Jealous Jerzy’ and 'Lines of Glory." Both projects screened at domestic and international film festivals. Zack went on to create a web series entitled "Kyle Sands: Raptor Hunter", from his original viral video, in which he not only stars, but also writes, directs, edits and produces. The pilot episode has reached almost 100,000 views and was retweeted by the late Roger Ebert. Zack continues to produce as well on “Nightwing: Escalation,” a fan-made web series based on DC comics. In their third and final season, Zack will direct two episodes, as well as play out his character arc.

Zack looks forward to continually working with inspired people on inspired projects.

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Director Statement

I love what I do. And if you've found your passion in life, consider yourself one of the lucky ones, and never give up on your dreams. You deserve to do what you want to do. Plain and simple.

Movies specifically, are an important part of our cultural landscape. They teach and inspire. They document history. The world will always need this art, no matter what your creation is. So have fun, give back, and let's lift everyone together.