Robert Reeves Reeves|
Kevin W. Walsh
|Written by||Kevin W. Walsh|
Kevin W. Walsh
Riley Rose Critchlow
|Music by||Danny Kastner|
Evil Genius Entertainment,
The film won the George Lucas Selects Award in the 2008 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, co-sponsored by Atom.com and Lucasfilm, and aired on both Spike TV and Comedy Central shortly thereafter.
Robert Reeves previously won Best Comedy in the 2005 Star Wars Fan Film Awards for Cheap Seats, which he wrote, directed, and starred in.
The short is a virtual shot-for-shot remake of the teaser trailer for Juno, with the roles played by Star Wars characters. The film exploits the similarities between the characters of Padmé Amidala (from Star Wars) and Juno MacGuff (from Juno), two young women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. Both characters choose to give their children up for adoption and struggle with complex relationships with the children's fathers -- Anakin Skywalker filling the role of Paulie Bleeker.
The mock trailer also showcases parodies of two songs featured in the Juno trailer:
Anakin, Threepio, and Yoda, all played by Jason Ginsburg, represent, respectively, Paulie Bleeker, Leah (Juno's best friend), and the convenience store clerk played by Rainn Wilson. Ginsburg also appears in a non-speaking capacity as Palpatine.
Mace, played by Gerald Webb, acts as Juno's father, Mac MacGuff.
Vanessa, played by Robin Johnstone, is unique in that she is the only character who comes entirely from the Juno film with no Star Wars counterpart.
Bail, played by Robert Reeves, parallels Mark Loring, Vanessa's husband. Reeves also provided the voice of Yoda, in much the same way that James Earl Jones voiced Darth Vader in combination with the physical performance of David Prowse.
Obi-Wan, played by Kevin Walsh, represents Juno's stepmother, Bren MacGuff.
Riley Rose Critchlow rounds out the cast in the capacity of a featured player.
An R2-D2 toy also appears briefly as the nurse from Juno, projecting a hologram of Padmé's ultrasound.