Back in 2009, Vimeo developer Casey Pugh requested the internet’s limitless denizens come up with 15-second recreations of scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The internet responded, heartily and, in 2010, Pugh secured an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media for his efforts. Since then, the scenes have existed in isolation, snippets of a potentially greater whole. That was until now.
Two of Pugh’s colleagues, Bryan Pugh and Aaron Valdez, selected the cream of the crop and edited them together to form a glorious, feature-length film you can watch right now. Beyond one’s familiarity with the basic narrative of A New Hope, the content of the video is truly unpredictable. Real people (of normal and creepy dispositions) are joined by Lego and anime alter-egos. Even Twitter makes an appearance.
If you can’t imagine how these elements could possibly make anything remotely sane, then don’t! Just watch the film below.