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When it comes to seeing how these warriors train and study, it's generally in favor of the good guys. We don't, for instance, have many narratives wherein Sith Lords learn their dark crafts from a Sith Master. A new Star Wars fan film, premiering today, does just that.

Do you like your Star Wars fan films served up with a bit of a darker tint?  Perfect, because I've got an exceptional example of an effective tribute short titled Dark Legacy existing within the borders of the Star Wars Universe containing exemplary production values and special effects made by a talented group of filmmakers with some seriously solid credentials.

"Dark Legacy" is definitely a step above most fan films. Pietromonaco is a veteran director known mostly for commercials, but he seems to have a knack for capturing the Dark Side of the Star Wars universe.

When the Star Wars franchise first debuted over 40 years ago, not everyone had access to the kind of technology that would let anyone create their own galaxy far, far away. That certainly isn't the case now, with impressive fan films popping up all the time, such as the powerful short film Dark Legacy, directed by Anthony Pietromonaco. As you can see below, this fan-made adventure delves into an aspect of the Star Wars universe that isn't often touched upon.

The Sith and their mantras are absent from many mainstream productions of the franchise, instead allowing its lore to be better explored in literature, comics and videogames. Dark Legacy understands that, which is what makes it such an engrossing short film.

"What Remains is an epic live action series produced by Manifest Film, based on the upcoming video game title, The Last of Us by Naughty Dog.  The series is intended to be used as both a marketing campaign by Naughty Dog to increase sales and awareness for the game title, as well as a unique piece of content chronicling the journey of three unlikely friends as they attempt to survive in a world 10 years after a new strain of fungus as all but wiped out the human race.

Now this is more like it. The quality is certainly there, and they even (briefly) show one of the game’s creepy fungal zombies, so that only leaves the acting, which we don’t see much of. It’s being made by Manifest Film, and you can get your first look at it after the jump. Trust me, it’s worth checking out.

Set in the same post-apocalyptic world as the game, it's called What Remains, and regardless of how the acting or story turns out, boy, they're using some expensive gear. This looks better than a lot of TV shows.

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