Help us bring the world of Black Angel to the silver screen...
Roger Christian shot to fame when he won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. By the age of 34, he'd already created R2D2, the lightsaber and an entire arsenal of interstellar weaponry.
The Black Angel short was his directorial debut, as he teamed up with cinematographer Roger Pratt to create a stunning visual spectacle. His retelling of the classical hero's journey, set in a mythical environment, has influenced a great many films, including John Boorman's Excalibur, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
He is also known for his work as Art Director on Alien, which earned him another Academy Award nomination.
As viewers sat down to watch ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ in 1980, they were shown a short film. It was so mysterious and dark that many never forgot it. Its name was Black Angel.
Working with a shoestring budget, Christian helped create some of Star Wars' most memorable scenes.
IN THE PRESS
In 1980, a short film was released, so mysterious and dark that it disturbed all who saw it. Now Black Angel is returning to the silver screen, as the epic fantasy feature film it was always meant to be.
In the Kingdoms of Serendal...
Fantasy filmmaking is coming home.
Now it’s over to you...
35 years after the release of the Black Angel short, we are returning to the golden age of fantasy film-making. Too many filmmakers now rely on computer generated effects to build a fantasy world – but we remember a better way. Through authentic practical effects, the audience will be immersed in the gritty, dirty, real world that the Black Angel seeks to destroy.
This is a film for people who love fantasy. There are those who for years have hung on to a distant memory of the original short, hoping beyond hope that it might make its way back onto their screens. Now that time has come.
The Black Angel has returned, and fantasy filmmaking has come home.
As well as helping us to create an epic fantasy film, this is your chance to get your hands on unique Black Angel merchandise that can’t be found anywhere else.
We’ll keep every one of our backers in the loop every step of the way, providing exclusive updates straight from the set.
No matter how small your contribution, this is your chance to be part of something very special.
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We want you to be part of the journey of creating Black Angel – The Feature Film. We’re opening Black Angel up to fantasy film fans around the world through a crowd-funding campaign.