These videos surfaced quite a while back. They were quite the phenomenon…
His name is Ghyslain, a 15-year-old tenth grader living in Quebec. Originally recorded onto an 8mm tape on November 4, 2002 in the school’s studio, the video was never meant to be seen by anyone. After Ghyslain returned the borrowed videotape to his friend, the video sat in a basement for months. On April 19, 2003, Ghyslain’s friend stumbled on the tape’s secret contents and immediately shared it with friends. They thought it would be a funny prank to encode the video and upload it to Kazaa.
It only took two weeks for the video to spread around the world. Raven Software’s Bryan Dube added the original Star Wars effects on April 24, a mere five days after it originally appeared to the Internet. A week later, both videos were linked on every major gaming- and technology-related website, forum, and chat room online.
Since then hundreds of iterations of the “Star Wars Kid” movie have been produced. A petition has been started to get Ghyslain into the next real Star Wars movie.
Click the links below to watch the original video, and one of the “Star Wars Kid” remixed versions.
[ Watch the original ] – 4.5MB QuickTime
[ Watch the Remix ] – 1.5MB QuickTime