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Encyclopedia > Troops (fan film)
TROOPS
Directed by Kevin Rubio
Written by Kevin Rubio
Starring Eric Hilleary
Cam Clarke
Caleb Skinner
Jess Harnell
Produced by Kevin Rubio
Shant Jordan
Patrick Pérez
Distributed by TheForce.Net
Release date 1997
Runtime 10 min
Language English
Budget
IMDb page

TROOPS is a mockumentary film by Kevin Rubio that made its debut on the internet in 1997. The film is a parody of COPS, set in the Star Wars universe. In the film, Stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron on patrol run into some very familiar characters while being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show TROOPS. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... redirect Template:Importance This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Star Wars is a series of science fantasy films created by writer/producer/director George Lucas. ...


The film jump-started the modern fan film movement, as it was one of the first short films to bring fan films into the digital age, taking advantange of internet distribution and affordable production and special effects equipment, as well as fans with movie-quality costumes. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Rubio finished the film while working at the Fox Kids Network, and was able to use well-known voice talent in his cast, including Jess Harnell, Cam Clarke, and announcer Bill Farmer. Cam Clarke Cameron A. Cam Clarke (born November 6, 1957 in Burbank, California) is an American voice actor, made famous for his many starring roles in popular video games and animated television and film. ... Bill Farmer is an American voice actor. ...


The film has proven incredibly popular with Star Wars fans, and was awarded the inaugural Pioneer Award in the Lucasfilm-sponsored 2002 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards. Star Wars is a series of science fantasy films created by writer/producer/director George Lucas. ... Lucasfilm Logo Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards Trophy The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards is an annual contest put forth by Lucasfilm and Atomfilms to showcase and acknowledge the growing genre of fanfilms made by, for and about fans of the Star Wars saga. ...


In 2005, a new film called I.M.P.S. was released, made by several of the actors from TROOPS. That film was originally billed as TROOPS 2, but was renamed after fans learned that Rubio was not involved with the project.


External links

  • TROOPS at TheForce.Net
  • IMPS website

 
 

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