One of my more bizarre and unexpected projects of recent times came about while I was out one night at a Disney event meeting new the film stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. I saw a man filming some of the proceedings and decided to approach him with an attitude of ‘why wouldn’t he want to film me?’.
A few days later I was asked to a meeting in Crystal Palace where I met a director and research assistant who were working on two Star Wars documentaries in tandem. They explained that one of these documentaries (called ‘How Star Wars Changed The World’) was focused on people of various professions and disciplines who have let their fandom manifest itself in some sort of creative way.
This has all happened off the back of my song #MarkHamillCanHandle and when they asked if I were writing any new SW related material, the answer was yes. I’ve had it in my mind to create several tracks in this theme and release them all as an EP/Album in July next year at Star Wars Celebration alongside my regular material.
So there you have it. I’ve written a sad/funny piano ballad about a Stormtrooper from the original film and the writing/recording process was documented by Channel 5 here in the UK.
Click this link to find showing times of the documentary http://www.channel5.com/shows/how-star-wars-changed-the-world