A Long Time Ago

Steven Kreager, Writer

Sloan Grant(s) Received:
2020, Screenwriting Award, New York University
2021, Grand Jury Honorable Mention, Museum of the Moving Image

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama, Biopic 

Length: 106 pages 

Field of Science: Film SFX 

Stage: Development 


John Dykstra is a young anti-establishment SFX artist who cannot find work in the 1970s, when the world of sci-fi films have dried up. When the inexperienced SFX artist is hired for his first Hollywood film by a desperate George Lucas, he must invent a new camera system to match the demands of the impossible-to-film screenplay: The Star Wars.