Believe it or not, Star Trek: Horizon is a feature-length fan film made by a single filmmaker as a personal passion project, with pre-production beginning in December of 2012 and wrapping on February 25th, 2016. “The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T’mar, a Romulan deserter, in the hopes that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters,” according to the synopsis. Continue reading for more amazing films you won’t believe are fan made. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes Star Trek images
5. Star Wars: Exile
Be forewarned that this fan film could possibly contain the goriest scene yet in a Star Wars movie. With that said, here’s the premise: “Jedi around the galaxy are being viciously hunted and killed by the evil Galactic Empire. Aware of the imminent danger, Jedi Master Boemana Tora and her Padawan Makal Lori, flee to the outer rim systems close to the planet of Lothal.”
Despite being a fan film, no expense was spared on Hawkeye’s story. The synopsis: “Based on the classic comic book run by Matt Fraction and David Aja, Hawkeye is a fan film made out of love and for exhibition purposes only. Hawkeye and its characters are owned by Marvel Comics. Our goal was to show our love and appreciation for characters we have read for years.”
3. Boba Fett: The Twelve Parasec Stare
Think of this fan film as Spaghetti Western meets the Star Wars universe. “Boba Fett, the infamous intergalactic bounty hunter, has tracked his next prey into a dusty saloon in the outskirts of a remote space port. In the shadows of the busy space bar the hunter confronts his target’s three sinister henchmen,” according to its creators.
2. Left 4 Dead
“Airsoft GI contacted their friends at Northern Five Entertainment to produce a fan film for the amazing game LEFT 4 DEAD over a near freezing weekend in November,” said creators Adrian Picardi and Northern Five Entertainment .
1. G.I. Joe: Operation Red Retrieval
“This is the GI Joe movie I saw in my head more than 25 years ago. I watched the cartoons, read the comics, and collected the toys when I was a kid. Eventually I moved on from GI Joe but from that franchise came my love for war movies – Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Band of Brothers – and my deep respect for the armed services and the men and women who serve. Through working on this film – a process that took a year and a half – I realized the significance that GI Joe played in my childhood,” said filmmaker and creator Mark Cheng.