Crazy Watto
Directed byJohn E. Hudgens
Written byJohn E. Hudgens
Sandy Clark
Lowell Cunningham
Heather Harris
Produced byJohn E. Hudgens
StarringSandy Clark
CinematographyJohn E. Hudgens
Edited byJohn E. Hudgens
Production
company
Z-Team Productions
Distributed byAtomFilms
Release date
November 30, 2000
Running time
2 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Crazy Watto is a two-minute-long fan film that made its debut on the Internet in 2000. The film is a spoof of used car deal ads shown on television,[1] featuring Watto from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Watto offers up for sale familiar ships (and objects) such as an X-wing with "genuine battle marks used in the Battle of Yavin" for $599.99 and an AT-AT for $999.99. Fans of other sci-fi shows notice that he auctions a Borg cube for $899.99, and also puts up ships from Star Trek and Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future[2] for $29.99 each.

The film played at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival,[3] and is a popular fan film at many science fiction conventions. The film was originally hosted by TheForce.Net,[4] but is now part of The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards on AtomFilms.

References

  1. ^ Pickle, Betsy (May 16, 2005). "'Crazy Watto' striking deals at Cannes". Knoxville News Sentinel. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  2. ^ ""CRAZY WATTO" review". RunLeiaRun.com. February 23, 2003. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Ball, Ryan (May 12, 2005). "Star Wars Fans to Play Cannes". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "TFN FanFilms - Short Films - Crazy Watto". TheForce.Net. Retrieved July 9, 2019.