WriterDwight Bonecki, Derek Curtis Release dateMarch 5, 1999 (1999-03-05) CharactersMara Jade, Boba Fett, Klaus Vanderon, Zev Senesca, Garrock, Lieutenant Pol Treidum CastDavid Wheeler (Garrock), Leah McLeod (Mara Jade), Damian Rice (Zev Senesca), Jason Chong (Klaus Vanderon), Martin Greus (Boba Fett), Peter Sumner (Lt. Pol Treidum) Similar moviesStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
TaglineThe Authorized Underground Star Wars Movie
The Dark Redemption is a 1999 Australian Star Wars fanfilm featuring Mara Jade, a character featured in Star Wars books and comics. Peter Sumner returns to the role of Imperial Officer Lt. Pol Treidum, whom he played in Star Wars.
An attempt was made to submit the film to an official fan film contest in 2003 that was sanctioned by George Lucas, however the short was not considered to be eligible as it was set prior to the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, which violated the contest's rules by adding new content to the series, which Lucas also considered to be a copyright violation. The film was briefly removed from the Internet at Lucas' request.
Set just before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the film tells of how Mara Jade (a character from the Star Wars expanded universe) worked with other Rebels to capture the plans for the first Death Star. While on the mission, though, Mara hears the Emperor's call to turn to the Dark Side of the Force.
Other crucial moments in Star Wars history are explained in this film, such as how Han Solo got in trouble with Jabba the Hutt.
Damian Rice ... Zev Senesca
Jason Chong ... Klaus Vanderon
Martin Grelis ... Boba Fett
Leah McLeod ... Mara Jade
Peter Sumner ... Lieutenant Pol Treidum
David Wheeler ... Garrock
Drew Sneddon ... Darth Sidious
William Bowden... Voice of Darth Sidious
Nathan Harvey ... Kyle Katarn
Uncredited voice actor ... Han Solo
Ben Craig ... Darth Vader
Alan Cinis ... Voice of Darth Vader
Warren Duxbury and Dwight Boniecki worked on a script for The Dark Redemption for eight months before approaching Mether to help them make the film. It was considered an ambitious fanfilm at the time, with 72 scenes and 20 CGI sequences. A team of 20 3D artists worked on the short. At the time of filming, Mether was a director-producer at Foxtel, and many Foxtel presenters acted in the film.
The film was screened twice at the Noosa Film Festival.