We WON! Star Wars XXX wins 6 AVN Awards!

We fucking WON!!!

Star Wars XXX took home SIX AVN Awards this past Saturday night. It is amazing to be part of a project like this and even better to get recognition for your hard work. However, on a more personal level the absolute best part of the AVN Awards this year was that we won the award that Andy and I coveted the most: Best Art Direction.

If you follow my blog and/or if you ‘search’ Star Wars XXX on my blog you will find all the entries from when we were working on this movie….a period of time spanning more than 2 months. (Please see the video at the end of this blog for a look at the beginning to end process of making Star Wars XXX.) This kind of preproduction is nearly unheard of in the adult industry. Because making a movie in any capacity is a team effort and if it wasn’t for the people listed below we could have never recreated the look after the original Star Wars

Since you don’t get to go on stage to accept the award for Best Set Direction, here is my acceptance speech:

I want to say a very special and heartfelt thank you to:

Axel Braun – The Director, the Mad professor… the ‘attention to detail specialist’…

Shylar Cobi – The boss, the guy who tells us what to do, how much cash we have (or don’t have) & the guy who tells us when we have ‘NAILED IT’

Eli Cross – The advisor, the expert in all things Star Wars and geek, the guy who points us in the right direction & tells us when we have fucked up & to do it again… but better…

Nic Danger – The man who lights up our world… and our sets!

Our Crew – the people who solve problems, build stuff & make us shine (and they are:) Brian Streetteam, Beto, Angel Vain, Eric, Joe, Dizzy Cash, Belial, My Friend Janice & ProVillain. We could have never done it without all of you!

Vivid Video – for not only funding the entire affair, but for their endless support and allowing us to park the Landspeeder in their parking lot next to Steve Hirsch’s car for 10 months.

The Crew – be it make-up, hair, costuming, sound engineering, special effects, production assistants and the cast…it’s all of you who worked just as hard doing your part in the movie as a whole, which in turn made our sets even more awesome. You also lifted our spirits, lent a helping hand (or a hug) when needed and cracked a lot of jokes.

But most importantly I want to thank Andy Appleton. Despite the fact that I swear he thinks I am completely insane for doing art direction, he still was there by my side every single day for ridiculously long hours. His work ethic matches mine  and he has the ability to talk me down off the ledge when necessary. His smiles, hugs and endless love are the best support I could have ever dreamed of. Despite the  hard work and the many arguments (he always thinks his way is the right way – it’s not) we got through it, solved the insolvable and created something that not only are we incredibly proud of but something that turned work mates into friends and those friends into family. Something very special happened on the set of this movie and the awards we received all kinda seem secondary to the moments we created off camera…

Below are photos from Saturday night’s AVN Awards…enjoy!

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Below is the list of awards Star Wars XXX won at the 2013 AVN Awards:

Best Parody – Comedy

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best Art Direction

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best Director – Parody

Axel Braun

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Byron, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best Screenplay – Parody

Axel Braun & Mark Logan, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best Overall Marketing Campaign –Individual Project

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

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Thank you also to the fans and viewers who purchased and watched this movie, making Star Wars XXX the Best Selling and Best Renting Movie of the Year.

Thank you to all the many reviewers, as well as the staff at AVN Magazine, who watched and reviewed Star Wars XXX originally, and then again later in the voting process for the AVN Awards.

And thank you AVN for all these awards and your endless support.

(So…when do we start on Empire XXX and Jedi XXX???)

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In case you missed it, here is the video clip/slide show we put together after we wrapped principle shooting on the movie. It will give you an idea of how Star Wars XXX was made and the effort that went into it.

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