Elstree 1976 is a 2015 documentary film about the making of the original Star Wars film and the legacy that it left behind.
In 1976 director George Lucas began work on an unknown film called `Star Wars‘ at Elstree Studios.
This documentary focuses on ten extras who discuss their role in the film and the effect it had on their lives and careers.
- Paul Blake.
- Jeremy Bulloch.
- Garrick Hagon.
- Anthony Forrest.
- David Prowse.
- Angus MacInnes, who played Jon “Dutch” Vander (Gold Leader).
- Pam Rose.
- Derek Lyons.
- Laurie Goode.
- John Chapman.
- The film was successfully funded via Kickstarter, grossing £42,191.
- The first trailer was released on 29 October 2015.
- It played at the BFI London Film Festival, and the premiere was attended by 400 people.
- The film received mixed reviews
Star Wars Series
- Overview of the Star Wars Franchise.
- Overview of Star Wars Films.
- Overview of Star Wars Parodies.
- Overview of Star Wars TV Series.
- Overview of Star Wars Documentary Series.
- Overview of LEGO Star Wars.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Jon Spira.
- Producer(s): Greg Bachar, Jeffrey D. Burson, Liam Dunne, Kevin Eaves, Christian Eisenbeiss, And Fernandez Saiz, Adam F. Goldberg, Christian Hessler, Jamie Hollis, Robert Hornak, Luke Kaye, Eric Kovac, Ben Lavington Martin, Damien Mazza, Steve Milne, Darrell J. Porter, Michael J. Roberts, Andrew Roper, Hanks Stars, and Aaron Wendel.
- Writer(s): Jon Spira.
- Music: Jamie Hyatt.
- Cinematography: Sonny Malhotra.
- Editor(s): Jon Spira.
- Production: British Film Company, Canal Cat Films, Verax Films, and Works.
- Distributor(s): B’s International (2016) (Japan) (theatrical), Alive Vertrieb und Marketing (2017) (Germany) (DVD) (release through), Busch Media Group (2017) (Germany) (DVD) (BluRay), Encripta (2018) (Brazil) (video) (VOD), and FilmRise (2016) (USA) (all media).
- Release Date: 09 October 2015 (London Film Festival) and 06 May 2016 (US).
- Running Time: 90 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.