Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Paul Johnson (2015)

TIE Fighter is an animated short Star Wars fan film, depicting a space battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance from the Imperial TIE pilots’ point of view. It was made by Paul Johnson and features a soundtrack by Zak Rahman.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards. Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

  • by Paul Johnson
Remastered with music and sound effects from Star wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Rogue One. ALL Rights belong to their respective owners:


  1. So excellent.
    And as an aside, I feel like Rogue One was the best of the live action crop of the new generation of Star Wars lately…..

  2. My son looked over my shoulder and asked what TV show this came from…he wanted to see more. A lot of work went into it.

  3. That is great… The drawing and the sound fit perfectly…loved the look of it and the guitar…

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