Catalogue: TV - Non Fiction


Elstree 1976: An Untold Star Wars Story  


Go behind-the-scenes with several key players who helped create the film which would define a whole generation of moviegoers!

In the summer of 1976, ten people ventured to a galaxy far, far away and agreed to take on small roles in what would become one of the most iconic films in the history of cinema: STAR WARS. Directed by Jon Spira (Anyone Can Play Guitar), this Canal Cat Films production goes back in time with an ex-X-Wing pilot, the man inside Darth Vader’s helmet, and many others, as they recount how their seemingly insignificant participation would colour their lives for decades to come. Considering the culture’s undying fascination with this mythical series, which recently yielded a tenth instalment, Elstree 1976 is destined to take its rightful place in the canon for Star Wars obsessives of this generation and beyond.



“A massive story told from the perspective of the little people.” - INDIEWIRE

“Warmly affectionate” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A testament to modern pop-cultural obsession." - SCREEN DAILY

“A sweet, quietly funny, fascinating and contemplative study” - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: True Story, History, Documentary

Year of Production: 2015

Running Time: 1 x 97-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:A Canal Cat Films Production