13th May2015

Watch Now: Black Angel (Short Film)

by Phil Wheat

Accompanied by an exclusive introduction from the director Roger Christian, the incredible fantasy short Black Angel returns. It was first released in certain cinemas ahead of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. Lost for 35 years, it has been found and restored to its former glory – but be quick, Black Angel is only available for free on YouTube from 1pm today for a limited time only, until the end of May.

Thirty-five years ago, a legend was born… 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. The project began when Roger Christian, Art Director on ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’, was given the green light by George Lucas to turn his fantasy script into a short film. Having spent years designing droids and space stations, he now set about creating a medieval fantasy world, the likes of which the world had never seen before.

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