The National Space Centre rolled our the red carpet to welcome a glamorous array of guests to the a special screening of Stormtroopers, a fan film directed by Micheal Fitzgerald, at the NSC on Saturday night, 15 April 2023. Stormtroopers was filmed at various locations including the National Maritime College of Ireland, Camden Fort, and the NSC. The Big Dish, NSC’s 32m antenna at Elfordstown Earthstation, featured in the film as the base for a platoon of Stormtroopers under attack. Filming for the film took place on location at the NSC in 2018.

Lead image: Luke McCarthy 3.5 years old from Old Youghal Road, Cork City came costumed as Darth Vader to National Space Centre at Elfordstown, Midleton, for a screening of Stormtroopers, an Irish made Star Wars fan film directed by Micheal Fitzgerald . (Main pic Gerard McCarthy ©

Stormtroopers premiered in March at Mitchelstown Caves and recently showed at Dublin Comic Con. The film is set to open the open the May 4th Sci-Fi Film Festival in Portmagee at 7pm on May 4th, where it has received the following nominations:

Stormtroopers Nominations

  • Best Irish Short Film
  • Best Director – Micheál Fitzgerald
  • Best Actress – Carolyn Bracken
  • Best Cinematographer – Billy Cummings
  • Best Editor – Billy Cummings
  • Best Score – Brian Lane
  • Best Visual Effects – William Bean
  • Best Production Design –  Micheál Fitzgerald

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