A San Francisco Bay Area-based independent action group of stuntmen, actors and film directors called Stunt People became the talk of YouTube earlier this year when their video, “First Person Darth Vader – Go-Pro Lightsabers,” which features a battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker from a first-person point of view, went viral with more than 600,000 views.
Since then, the Stunt People have released two more “First Person Darth Vader” videos, including the one above that was released this week. Now after releasing the third installment, Stunt People are trying to make these viral videos into a web series. They are hoping to raise $10,000 for the first season of “Star Wars: Vader Strikes Back,” which they hope will go live by Summer 2014.
On their Kickstarter page, they described how the series would be an extension of their viral videos: “We want to make an ENTIRE SEASON of these videos. Ten short videos that will tell an amazing story. We want to bring our heroes and villains to Endor, Tattooine, and even the Death Star. We want to have dual lightsaber, and lightsaber staff battles. We want to have space battles. X-wings and Tie-Fighters. And we want to include even more iconic characters like Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, and as many Stormtroopers as we can.”
So far, the project has raised $3,410 as of this writing, with the hopes that the Stunt People will reach the $10,000 mark by July 5. May the force be with them.
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