Full Circle – Contributor Release

Greetings Friends,

The journey we started back in May 2015 is finally coming full circle with the Digital Release of “The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey” this week. We wish to once again express gratitude to our contributors, fans, friends, and family. We are releasing the film early for our contributors today. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from Ministry of Cinema & VHX, one of our digital providers. By now, physical perks should be reaching door steps or are on the way.

First Review

Screen Rant has released an early review of “The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey” You can check it out here: http://screenrant.com/prequels-strike-back-fan-journey-movie-reviews/

World Premiere

The World Premiere is at the Alamo Drafthouse: South Lamar in Austin, TX and we’re close to sold out. We expect a full house and with the 501st as guests, we don’t plan to have a boring night. Get tickets now!

If you can’t make it, your DVD edition has Audio commentary. It’s just like being there for the Q&A ;).


Notes on Perks:

  • If you didn’t complete the backer survey, your perks didn’t ship (Master Level contributors and below can ignore this as no physical perks are shipped). Check the email (don’t forget the spam/junk folder) you contributed with on Indiegogo for a personalized email from us on what to do. Contact Backer Support if you didn’t receive an email.
  • If you completed the survey after August 22nd, your order will be delayed. Reach out to Backer Support if you have a question about your order.
  • Some of you will be receiving multiple shipments and they may not arrive at the same time.
  • All international orders have been shipped via USPS. You can request the tracking number by messaging us.


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PRE-ORDER: Digital | DVD Releases September 14th.
Theatrical Premiere: October 6th in Austin, TX.

The “Star Wars” Prequels Trilogy is the most debated chapter in cinema’s greatest franchise. But what if moviegoers were only examining the films from a certain point of view? Filled with commentary from passionate fans and scholars of cinema, “The Prequels Strike Back” follows the travels of a bewildered fan as he attempts to unlock the method behind cinema’s most controversial trilogy and George Lucas, the even more controversial man behind them. He must unlearn what he has learned and look at the polarizing saga like never before.

The Prequels Strike Back was made possible through the generous contributions of time and money from fans all across the world. What resulted was a documentary that Star Wars fans deserved.

Evolution of a Budget – Breakdown Video

Have you wondered where the money goes on an extremely low-budget “Star Wars” documentary? Now you will! This breakdown video follows the budget from conception to completion. More news and videos are on the way!


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July Update: Contributors

Hello Everyone!

A year ago this month our Indiegogo campaign was funded and we started production on the film. Last month, we posted the release dates for the film, announced our theatrical premiere in Austin, TX, and revealed that we’d be shipping perks in late September. Today, we are working on final preparations to ensure we are on track for release.

In order to hit our ship date for perks, we need your help! Please take the time to go through this survey. It should only take a few seconds if nothing has really changed since you contributed. All surveys are due August 22, 2016. If we do not receive your survey, your perks will NOT ship on schedule.

Survey: prequelsstrikeback.com/backer-survey

International Backers:

Take a moment to review your shipping information on the Indiegogo website. Please refer to the USPS website for address formatting. We want to make sure we get your perks to the right place!


In regards to perks, we received many questions. Here are the FAQs:

When will you be shipping perks?

Late September. You will be notified of the exact shipping date a few days before shipment.

How will you be sending packages?

We’ll be using USPS for most orders.

My address has changed, can I update my address?

You will need to update this on the Indiegogo site before August 22, 2016. Ensure you have completed the backer survey after you updated your information.

I’ve emailed you and haven’t heard back. What do I do?

Be patient young padawan. We are an ultra small team (most of the time only two people). We’ll do our best to reach out in a timely manner.



We are excited to share the film with you guys and will have more information soon!


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P.S. Check out the mock-up for your perks below!


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Over the last few months, you waited patiently for more information on the project. How’s it coming along? When’s the release? Did you forget about us? Good news—the wait is over! Announcements are here!

Release Dates

We will digitally release the film on September 14th. At that time, anyone will be able to purchase the film online through our digital partners. Backers will receive their digital edition a few days before. Perks will be shipped around that time. We’ll be sending out emails to backers with more info as we get closer.

Also, we are excited to announce our theatrical premiere in Austin, TX on October 6th! Purchase Advance tickets now! Stay tuned for more exciting info on the event!

We will have DVD and Blu-Ray editions along with other merch at the screening. Pre-orders will start in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your support and patience. We can’t wait to share the film with you.


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