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Star Wars spurs spoof

December 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Imagine an alternate reality where everyone speaks in quotes from Star Wars films. That’s the world Annex residents Mark McIntyre and Andrew Chapman — who describe it as “every fanboy’s fantasy” — have created in their upcoming film, Bar Wars, a live-action short that follows Chapman as he tries to pick up women. Most of the action takes place in the “Lab”, the Labyrinth Lounge on Brunswick Avenue.

“Girls and Star Wars quotes. They usually don’t go together, but in our movie they do,” said McIntyre, who in the film coaches Chapman on what and what not to do.

Chapman and McIntyre, who also run Kessel Run Studios, through which they help actors create tapes and scene-studies to send to casting directors, drew on their close network for support in making Bar Wars.

“We are so lucky to have so many talented friends,” added Chapman, explaining that their friends made up the entire cast and crew for the film, which was shot entirely in the neighbourhood.

“It’s almost like a little love letter to the Annex,” said Chapman.

The film, also an homage that celebrates the latest instalment of the science fiction franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be released Dec. 14 via YouTube, and on

—Summer Reid/Gleaner News

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