than if i director did -- directed it myself. charlie: jj abrams. george: jj abrams. he is a top director. who was nervous. one of the issues was the first three movies had all kinds of issues. they looked at the stories and said we want to make something for the fans. i said all i want to do is tell a story of what happened, all about generations and the issues of fathers and sons. it is a family soap opera ultimately. we collect space opera. it is a soap opera. problems.about family it is not about spaceships. they decided they didn't want to use those stories. they would do their own thing. i decided, fine, but i'm not going to try -- they were keen to have me involved anyway. if i get in there i'm just going to cause trouble. i do have the control to do that anymore. i said ok. i will go my way and let them go their way. it goes down to a simple rule of life. ,hen you break up with somebody the first rule is no phone calls. the second rule, you don't drive by their house to see what they are doing. you don't show up at their coffee shop. you just say no, gone, history, i'm mo
" movie. but not the one you think. here there's no george lucas or jj a jj abrams, but you'll find friends and "star wars" fans so in love with the galaxy far far away, they're making their own "star wars" movie. they'll spr their film in the fan film award. at and just possibly fame and fortune. the guys have spent the last week weeks recruiting about 60 friends and family for a grueling three-day shoot in the scorching desert. their movie is called the sable course air. they crash land an quickly run into trouble. >> another day, another worse case scenario. >> long time, aaron. >> reporter: the strange world of manmade movies is bigger than online from homemade harry potter adventures to "game of thrones" knockoffs. for the most part big studios tolerate fan fims using their copy wrighted character es as long as they don't profit. es enough to get hollywood's attention. >> we hope people will see these guys can do high concept ideas and special effects. >> reporter: this one is chosen as a finalist. next, it's off to london for what's basically the academy awards of "star wars"
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