Awesome Fan Films

E-11: Standard Issues

E-11: Standard Issues

This hilarious Star Wars fan film is basically an Imperial unboxing video. After the Clone Wars, a Stormtrooper takes a look at a brand new blaster designed to improve their hit rate. The E-11 has upgraded cooling, a rapid-fire mode, a targeting system, and a built-in voice assistant. Go behind the scenes on Behance.

Mystery Incorporated: Welcome to Coolsville

Mystery Incorporated: Welcome to Coolsville

Mystery Incorporated is a live-action, fan-created show inspired by Scooby-Doo. The pilot episode starts with a bang, as Fred Jones finds his parents murdered by a mysterious creature. Naturally, he’s joined by Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scoob as they try to uncover the true killer. Get out your Scooby snacks and hit play now.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Animated Series

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Animated Series

Inspired by Star Trek: The Animated Series, Gazelle Automations created their own cartoon version of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The fan-made animation does a great job capturing the art style of Filmation’s series, melded with dialogue from our favorite Trek characters. Set headphone volume to Seven of Nine! Engage!

The Battlefield

The Battlefield

(PG-13: Language) This amusing Star Wars fan film follows the story of a freshly-minted Stormtrooper who discovers that what he learned at the Imperial Academy wasn’t nearly enough to prepare him for the realities of a war against the Rebellion and the Jedi. Created by AFK using Unreal Engine 5. (Thanks, Rob!)

TS2 Terminators 2: Primary Targets

TS2 Terminators 2: Primary Targets

Following up on TS: Terminators, filmmaker Fabrice Mathieu combined footage from more than 25 movies to create this imaginative sequel to Terminator 2 that envisions a timeline where Skynet sends back multiple T-800s to hunt down Sarah and John Connor. The car chase sequence alone is worth the price of admission.

1986: A Batman/Punisher Fan Film

1986: A Batman/Punisher Fan Film

(PG-13: Language) James Campbell’s intense fan film imagines a cyberpunk 1980s version of Gotham City. As Penguin and Joker rule the streets, the only cure is a double whammy of angry vigilantes to put a beat-down on the baddies under the neon lights. But is Gotham big enough for these two dealers of justice?

Against All Odds: A Star Wars Fan Film

Against All Odds: A Star Wars Fan Film

Frostbite Cinematics and a team of talented CG animators created this Star Wars short film with a great cinematic look and an action-packed battle between Clone Troopers and Battle Droids. The clip was created primarily using models, textures, and animations from Battlefront II and Jedi Fallen Order.

Blindsight

Blindsight

Danil Krivoruchko and a group of talented artists around the world collaborated on this fantastic fan film inspired by Peter Watts’ science fiction novel of the same name. It tells just a sliver of the original story from the perspective of a man waking up from cryosleep, as he recalls a first-contact mission with an alien species.

Hacksmith vs Mandalorian

Hacksmith vs Mandalorian

It took James and the guys from Hacksmith Industries months to complete their arsenal of props and costume armor inspired by The Mandalorian. They’ve now released a short film to celebrate their achievement, showing off everything they built and then some.

One-Man Godzilla Movie

One-Man Godzilla Movie

Godzilla vs. Kong is a big hit. But if you prefer your monster movies without so much CGI, check out Godzilla vs. Mito Komon, a fan film made by Shinya Takeshita back in 1991. What makes it so perfect is how the filmmaker played every one of the roles and made all of the sound effects and music with his mouth.

Andy Shauf: The Magician

Andy Shauf: The Magician

Animator Greg Cooper created this spellbinding fan music video for the track The Magician by Andy Shauf. The clip has been a labor of love for Greg over the course of four years between his other work. Be sure to check out the original music video by Winston Hacking, as it’s also quite good.

ODDJOB: A Kill from the Other Side

ODDJOB: A Kill from the Other Side

Rogue Origin Films kicks off its series of fan films set in the world of James Bond. The series will focus on a South Korean counter-operative who is both Bond’s arch-enemy and potential ally. The initial short includes a great Bond-inspired title sequence along with a brief, but excellent martial arts fight in a glass elevator.

Back to the Future: Reimagined

Back to the Future: Reimagined

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, Universal Pictures enlisted the help of eight talented artists and fans to create their own visualizations of the classic sci-fi comedy. We can’t decide which animation style we liked best, but the knit version of “Darth Vader” from the planet Vulcan was pretty great.

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Spaceman Spiff Fan Film

Spaceman Spiff Fan Film

Animator and Calvin and Hobbes fan Joseph Conover created this CGI short film which imagines Calvin’s alien-fighting alter ego in a rich and fantastic science fiction world. It’s only the briefest of teases, but it makes us crave an entire Spaceman Spiff movie.

Return of the Ghost

Return of the Ghost

Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and its spin-off The Brak Show were two of our faves from the early days of Adult Swim. Saad Rahman (aka “Sad Ramen“) and April Son are fans too, and they created this eccentric follow up to the series in which the crew gets separated by space and time, leading to a web of intrigue and mystery.

Project 88: Back to the Future Too

Project 88: Back to the Future Too

With the world on lockdown, a Back to the Future fan recruited fellow fans from around the world to help create a remake of Back to the Future Part II, one scene at a time. In the end, over 300 people from 9 countries contributed to the charming and amusing film, which includes live action, animation, and puppetry.

Zelda: The Blood Moon

Zelda: The Blood Moon

Writer/Director Zane O’Gwin and Cinematographer Devin Supertramp created a truly impressive fan film from the Zelda universe. As the story unfolds, a battle lures our heroes into a tragic scenario, and Link must carry on into old age alone. Behind the scenes footage here.

Star Wars: The Last Stand

Star Wars: The Last Stand

Motion designer Sekani Solomon and a team of talented animators made this brief, but impressive Star Wars fan film, which features an epic battle between a group of stormtroopers and an unknown enemy. The CGI work is as good as any video game cutscene we’ve seen. Sound design by Echoic.

Dark Empire (Trailer)

Dark Empire (Trailer)

Animator Ian Wilkins is working on a new Star Wars-inspired series, a fan film project based on Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s beloved Dark Empire comics, in which Palpatine returns from the dead and Luke struggles with his dark side. The awesome music in the trailer comes from composer Daniel Ciurlizza.

Star Wars: Always

Star Wars: Always

Actor and Star Wars nerd Topher Grace and his pal Jeff Yorkes chopped up bits and pieces of all 10 Star Wars films into a single epic mega-trailer, following the full saga of Luke, Leia, Han, Anakin, Kylo, and Rey.

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Vader: Shards of the Past (Ep. 1)

Vader: Shards of the Past (Ep. 1)

Set after Star Wars Episode 3, Vader is Star Wars Theory’s fan-made series about the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. In the first episode, Vader is sent on a mission to defeat a powerful Jedi while he’s still grieving from Padme’s death.

Shrek Retold (Trailer)

Shrek Retold (Trailer)

Following in the footsteps of Star Wars: Uncut, and Our Robocop Remake, 3GI Industries rounded up a group of over 200 fans, who each contributed their own scene to chop together into this line-for-line remake of Shrek. Also, the 3GI Industries website is priceless.

Dark Phoenix Animated Trailer

Dark Phoenix Animated Trailer

The debut trailer for Dark Phoenix was intriguing, but Darth Blender’s take on it looks way more exciting. They used scenes from the classic ’90s X-Men animated series, which did take on the Dark Phoenix saga. It’s a shame they didn’t use scenes from the actual battle.

Star Wars: A New Hope Anime Trailer

Star Wars: A New Hope Anime Trailer

Dmitry Grozov aka Ahriman made this awesome fan trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in the style of ’70s anime, complete with Japanese dub. It’s not as smooth or sharp as OtaKing’s legendary TIE Fighter, but the jankiness only adds nostalgia.

TK630

TK630

Star Wars fan Brendan H. Banks and his friends created this well-paced short film about an Imperial scout trooper who finds himself lost on a forest planet where he ends up making an unlikely new friend. We’re surprised he didn’t run into any Ewoks out there.

Uncharted (Fan Film)

Uncharted (Fan Film)

(PG-13: Language) “Just like old times.” Nate and Sully pull off a risky double heist in the name of – what else? – treasure. Nathan Fillion stars as Uncharted‘s hero in this fun short film with all the trademarks of the video game series, including Nate’s godly luck.

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