Award of Merit – HOOD: A Star Wars Story (USA)

Title: HOOD: A Star Wars Story
Runtime: 6 min
Country: USA
Director: Damon Wellner
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2022

Synopsis: Tells the comedically tragic backstory of the Star Wars universe’s favorite background character. Willrow Hood lives on the Cloud City of Bespin, where he struggles with compulsive eating habits. He flashes back to a horrific event he experienced with his fiance at the Zoo on Canto Bight, when a Rancor Monster got loose, which sheds some light on his current situation. Back in the present, Willrow must choose what is most important to save when forced to suddenly evacuate.