Star Wars Musical

Once upon a long time ago... A parody of Episode IV: A New Hope, re-imagining it as a Disney Animated Musical.

  • Jeffrey Gee Chin
    Director
    Lil Tokyo Reporter
  • George Shaw
    Writer
  • George Shaw
    Producer
  • Brittany Winner
    Producer
  • Brianna Winner
    Producer
  • Mylen Fe Yamamoto
    Producer
  • Jeffrey Gee Chin
    Producer
  • Tim Fitzsimons
    Actors
  • Shawn Crosby
    Actors
  • Andrew Bowen
    Actors
  • Haviland Stillwell
    Actors
  • Bradford Hill
    Director of Photography
  • Eric Foss
    Director of Photography
  • Tyler Soper
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Musical, Comedy, Scifi
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jeffrey Gee Chin

Jeffrey Gee Chin grew up in Marin County. His mission is to share the untold stories of immigrant pioneers who came to the United States in the early 20th Century.

In 2005, Jeffrey traveled to Southern China with the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco’s In Search of Roots Program. Eleven Chinese-Americans were chosen to visit their ancestral villages in Guangdong Province. Jeffrey took on the extra role of documenting the whole trip in hopes of creating a documentary. Excerpts of his film were screened on ABC's Good Morning America.

Jeffrey is an Honors Graduate of UC Berkeley's Film Studies and Master's Graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts. He continues to produce his own films specializing in documentaries and fictional narratives. He has also been a historical liaison for such venues as an early shrimp fishing Village (China Camp State Park), SF Maritime Museum, and the Chinese American Museum of LA.

One of his major passion projects revolves around the history of Dark Ages of Chinatown. He completed his Honor Thesis, a research project exploring the history of the 1920's-30's Chinatowns, specifically New York and San Francisco.

Over the past three years, Jeffrey produced the flagship new media documentaries for Angel Island Immigration Station, the "Ellis Island of the West" promoting the narratives of immigrants from China, Russia, Philippines, and India.

In 2012, he completed his first narrative short film entitled "Lil Tokyo Reporter" which stars Academy Award-Winner Chris Tashima as Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii. The film has won over 20 awards and screened at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Beijing, and the Consulate of Guangzhou.

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Director Statement

I’m excited to share The Star Wars Musical with you. This is my first musical and production made to debut on the “New Media Platform”. Finding appropriate projects to produce is a difficult process, but I found myself constantly inspired to collaborate with such talented cast and crew.

I put a lot of trust in my actors as well as my art team to help execute this production. The team dedicated a significant amount of time for pre-production and pre-visualization; the process allowed the post-production to flow fluidly.

I also am very grateful to study at USC School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas’ alma mater. I grew up in Marin County, literally one exit from Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and used to camp in Muir Woods, where he filmed the scenes on Endor. I hope that you enjoy our musical and look forward to sharing it with your audience.

Sincerely,
Director Jeffrey Gee Chin