The Director and The Jedi

The Director and The Jedi

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. A fan since childhood, he sets out to make the most powerful Star Wars movie he can. Navigating the mammoth production, the scale of which he’s never directed before, we meet his cast and crew, see their individual challenges in bringing the film together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and explore the significance of Rian’s more surprising decisions.
The documentary gives you a view of what it really was like to make "The Last Jedi". As the team strive to do their best, what shines through is their passion and how memorable an experience it is for Rian as director.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]


Anthony Wonke


Director: Anthony Wonke
Producer: Tylie Cox
Screenwriter: Tylie Cox
Cinematographer: Neil Harvey
Editor: Dominic Laperriere, Garret Price
Music: Antony Partos
Additional Credits: Additional Editor: Avner Shiloah, Post Production Sound Services by: Skywalker Sound, Digital Color Grading and Mastering by: Fotokem Creative Services


Walt Disney Studios
Publicity Contact
Maria Barraza
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["Croatia"]
Language: English
Runtime: 135:17 mins