Essence of the Force
EOTF poster.jpg

Pat Kerby


Barry Green, Karen Gloyd, and Mary Skrenes


Pat Kerby


Thomas DuPont
Steven Sharp
Joe Wilkerson

Music by

Frank Klepacki


VegasFilm Limited




8 min



Essence of the Force is a 2001 fan film directed by Pat Kerby. It won the 'best action' award at the 2007 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards.

Opening crawl[edit | edit source]

Episode Dew
A group of marauders
have assaulted the 
peaceful planet of
Doozadu, enabling their
leader, the evil Mewey 
Maul (you've heard of his
"half-brother") and his 
band of mercenaries, to 
seek the planet's most
prized possession....
the very essence of

They have done this
knowing full well that
this treasure is under
the protection of the
Jedi Order…

Plot[edit | edit source]

A long time ago in a galaxy... oh, you know the rest...

Mewey Maul, the "half-brother" of the Sith Lord Darth Maul, leads a group of soldiers to the planet of Doozadu, and obtains a box with a green light, which is said to be the "essence" of the Force. Before they can get away, Maul and his soldiers are accosted by a Jedi. With great acrobatics, the Jedi avoids all blaster fire. One soldier tries a shockwave blast, which seems to work, but the Jedi leaps out of the smoke, and defeats all of the soldiers with his bare hands and the Force.

Maul draws his lightsaber and the Jedi draws his own, and they both engage in a ferocious duel. Maul manages to to disarm the Jedi, who then opens the box containing the "essence" to distract the Sith. Calling his lightsaber, the Jedi has Maul and his soldiers at his mercy, and then reaches into the box to draw out the "essence". It turns out to be: a can of Mountain Dew soda. With no animosity towards his down enemies, the Jedi asks if any of the others want one, but they are too weak to answer. The Jedi shrugs and takes a sip of the drink.

The film ends with the logo "Do the Dew".

Cast[edit | edit source]

Jedi Knight … Thomas DuPont
Mewey Maul … Steven Sharp
Havna Fett … Joseph Wilkerson
HalfWookie … Jason Buchanan
FA62 … Joseph Bosse
Grungy … Norman Peterson
Shaddup … Marc Lebanoff
Voice Talent … Chris Dowell

Crew[edit | edit source]

Writer and Director … Pat Kerby
Executive Producers … Brad Thomas Hill and Liz Kerby
Producers … Barry Green, Karen Gloyd, and Mary Skrenes
Music … Frank Klepacki

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 20th Century Pat is a parody of the famous 20th Century Fox logo, as well as VegasFilm Ltd., which is also a parody of the famous Lucasfilm Ltd. logo.
  • The Millennium Falcon can be seen on Doozadu's spaceport.
  • Doozadu is Japanese for Do the Dew, one of the slogans for Mountain Dew.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The film's music and sound effects were done by Frank Klepacki, a noted video game sound designer who later made the soundtracks for Star Wars: Empire at War and Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Four days after its release, it was the #1 watched movie on iFilm.

External links[edit | edit source]

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