Congratulations to Speechless Films who last night won the Best Documentary award at the 9th Underground Cinema Film Festival in Ireland for the awesome ‘Heroes of the Empire’, which celebrates the charitable work of the 501st UK Garrison.
[The] film follows the 501st UK Garrison Star Wars™ costuming club around the UK as they attend a variety of fundraising events – revealing the side of costuming you’ve never seen before. From international film premieres to children’s hospital visits, witness the impact that the UK Garrison (UKG) have on the hearts and minds of the fans they meet. Many people have a misguided perception of costumers, labelling them as “nerds” and“geeks”. In order to change this perception, we were given the privileged opportunity to meet the families and the fans who have been directly inspired and supported by the UKG. The film will reveal the wide variety of people who are inspired to join the UKG, from all walks of life and occupations. For these individuals, being “Heroes of the Empire” is their true identity.
The film got it’s Irish premiere at the festival last night, just before the awards ceremony.
As soon as we have more information about a wider release we’ll share it with you!