The Dark Resurgence
Directed by Michael McCumber
In this “Star Wars” fan film, an old Sith Empire emerged from the shadows to seize control of the galaxy.
Filmmaker Michael McCumber (aka, “Mike the Marine”) is scheduled to attend.
GI Film Festival San Diego Nomination
Best Film Made By or Starring Veterans or Military
GI Film Festival San Diego – Local Film Showcase Nomination
Best Actor: Christopher Szabo
Best Actress: Kayla Sweet
Best Student Film
Local Choice Award
As a child, Michael told his parents that he wanted to make movies. He dreamt of bringing his imagination to life just like the films he loved did. They inspired him to reach for the stars and eventually, learn filmmaking too. In middle school, Michael started to videotape friends and family in short skits. Since he didn’t have a lavish post-production studio, he taught himself the process of editing footage and incorporating visual effects on an old computer. He continued to make short films into high school until he decided to serve his country and join the Marine Corps. Due to his military schedule and pursuing higher education, he was unable to pursue filmmaking like he dreamed of doing. When he left the service, he decided it was now or never. He dove in. When “The Force Awakens” was released, he embarked on a mission to make a Star Wars fan film. Utilizing his military experience, Michael recruited a team of talented cast and crew members and led them to make something that seemed impossible. Michael is currently in work on an epic sequel to “The Dark Resurgence”.