KUALA LUMPUR – A team of Star Wars fans have joined forces to create a multi-part toy-sized adventure inspired by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” via a series of fan-made animated shorts launching on the Star Wars social channel.
As part of a competition in collaboration with creative network Tongal, a team was assembled to write, direct and produce original, fan-made stop-motion shorts starring key toys from the new line to kick off a global User Generated Content (UGC) contest that asks fans to share their own “Rogue Stories.
“These fan-created shorts are a tribute to the incredible content that the Star Wars community posts online every day,” said Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Chairman, Jimmy Pitaro in a statement.
“The Go Rogue campaign was designed with Star Wars fans in mind – we want them to be front and center in the run up to ‘Rogue One’ by imagining and creating their own Rogue Stories,” he added.
When Star Wars news breaks, many fans worldwide react by sharing their own videos online. According to new research, fans posted over 838,000 pieces of Star Wars-related content on YouTube in the past year alone, which is more than 2,296 per day and nearly 96 per hour.
16.3 BILLION VIEWS
Star Wars�fan-generated content is also incredibly popular, drawing more than 16.3 billion views in the last year – equivalent to everyone in the world viewing at least two�fan-created videos.
The global contest, which kicks off Sept 30, invites fans to share their own short stories or skits set in a galaxy far, far away… Winning entries from around the globe will be chosen by a panel including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards.
Beginning Sept 30, fans 18 and above can enter the Go Rogue contest on StarWars.com/GoRogue. Winners will be invited to Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend a screening of “Rogue One,” and see their short story on the big screen.