When you're making a short film, one tactic you can use to get people interested in watching it is by having a celebrity or two appear in your film. Even a small cameo can be useful in getting some buzz generated, as that star's fanbase will follow them.
When it comes to Star Wars fandom, there are few more famous superfans than Kevin Smith. In this part of our interview with Hughes the Force director J.C. Reifenberg, J.C. discusses the... we'll call them... "determined" tactics he used to get Smith to do his movie.
The film also features cameos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actors James Arnold Taylor and Catherine Taber, appearing as their characters of Obi-Wan and Padme for the first time in live action.
Part III - How long should a short film be?
Part IV - "The best thing I could have done for my career from a networking perspective."