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The Bearded Trio Are Proud To Bring You Black Angel. The Movie Short That Accompanied Empire Strikes Back

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Black Angel is back and available on YouTube for a limited time only

The Bearded Trio are very pleased to be one of the first to bring you the full movie of Black Angel.  This short movie was attached with screenings of Star Wars Episode V:  The Empire Strikes Back.  The movie is available for a limited time so make sure you take this wonderful opportunity to watch this beautifully shot movie featuring some incredible landscapes from Scotland.  Steven Spielberg described this it as ‘one of the most enigmatic films I've ever seen.’  The movie was personally commissioned by George Lucas who chose Black Angel to accompany Empire.  The 25 minute movie was produced on a budge of just £25,000.

An epic fantasy adventure, the script follows a knight (Tony Vogel) who returns from the Crusades, only to be transported to a fantasy world to rescue a princess from the clutches of a dark and mysterious character. Shot in the Scottish Highlands, the film highlights the beauty and majesty of the location. It was loved by fans and industry tastemakers the world over, with Steven Spielberg describing it as ‘one of the most enigmatic films I’ve ever seen.’

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Following its release, all copies of the film were lost for over 30 years. That is, until December 2011, when an archivist at Universal Studios came across the negative. The prints had ended up in the US after the collapse of the UK studio Rank, which had stored the prints along with other film negatives in WWII bunkers. The film was restored frame by frame by a visual effects company, before having its ‘re-premiere’ in October 2013 as the closing film of the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival. It was also screened at the Glasgow Film Festival in Scotland and released on iTunes in early 2014, where it quickly ranked as ‘#1 short film.’


Christian won an Academy Award for Art Direction for his work on the original Star Wars movie. He was also nominated for the same award for his work on Alien. Christian is widely acknowledged as a key part of the ‘Star Wars family’ of writers, directors, cinematographers and crew who have been involved in the billion-dollar franchise since day one. Black Angel was his directorial debut. 

The film is available to watch below and is accompanied by an exclusive introduction from the director Roger Christian, the incredible fantasy short returns.



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