It’s an interesting time we live in. Affordable technology and the internet allows creative people that might have fallen through the cracks 40 years ago to express themselves and connect to kindred spirits across the world.
Following in the steps of the other recent, and also great, fan film Darth Maul: Apprentice, Hoshino is a film about a blind Jedi with lots of Star Wars heart in it.
Hoshino is professionally filmed, with good acting and great costumes. What I liked most was it had a real story, an ethic that harkened back to the movies of the 80s, and it didn’t waste any screen time with unnecessary “filler” which I’ve come to expect in most Star Wars productions these days (Rebels being a pleasant exception for the most part).
As any franchise gets big, it is ultimately invaded by corporate talking heads and douche bags who think they know best. Seeing this fan film made by artists makes me think of what modern Star Wars could be if the right people were at the helm and left to make real art instead of the “next blockbuster.”
Hats off to the people who made Hoshino, it was a pleasure to watch.