As a child of the 70s and 80s, I grew up with “Star Wars”. I remember being taken to the cinema, where what seemed like thousands of people were outside queuing to get in — the atmosphere was electric and left an impression on me.
When I have time to work on a personal project, a “Star Wars” parody is usually at the top of my list. If there’s a chance to animate a lightsaber firing up or create artwork based around the “Star Wars” universe, then I’m pretty much first in line — it all just looks so damn cool.
I have two creative requirements when planning a parody. One is I want to create something fun to watch, throw in some silly ideas and add elements of humour — as you would expect from a parody. Second is I want it to look really, really cool. This often means I have to sacrifice one to feed the other, and throughout production I am torn.