Aaron Yonda & Matt Sloan, "Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager"

Aaron Yonda & Matt Sloan, "Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager"

Premiere date: Apr 29, 2010

Life is hard for Chad Vader, the younger and less charismatic brother of Darth Vader, who is the day shift manager of a grocery store named Empire Market. The story presents Chad's clash with customers and other employees while incorporating dialogue and concepts from "Star Wars."

Chad Vader is an Internet sensation that has received over 25 million Internet downloads on YouTube. It has won more than a dozen film festival awards including the "George Lucas Selects" awards from the 2007 Star Wars Fan Movie challenge. The series has been written about in major publications and featured on news programs.

Biographies

Aaron Yonda & Matt Sloan | Director/Editor

Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan write, direct, edit and act in all of their material and have been co-creating films as Blame Society Productions since 2001.

Aaron Yonda's interest in filmmaking began when he started making his own public access television show, "The Splu Urtaf Show," with Benson Gardner in the early 1990s. "The Splu Urtaf Show" was voted Madison's favorite local TV show in 2001 by the Isthmus Readers' Poll. His short film "The Life and Death of a Pumpkin" swept the Chicago Horror Film Festival awards receiving Best Short Film and Best Concept. Yonda's shorts have screened at festivals worldwide including the Just for Laughs Comedia Festival and the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto. Yonda would like his gravestone to say, "I'd rather be golfing."

Matt Sloan was born and raised in Milwaukee. For most of the 1990s, his main focus was creative writing, theatre, improv and live-sketch comedy. In 2000, he moved to Madison and developed an interest in filmmaking. His short film, "To My Love" has been screened at film festivals in the U.S., Montreal, and Brazil. Sloan is the voice of Darth Vader in Lucas Arts' video games, "The Force Unleashed," "Soul Caliber IV" and "Empire at War: Forces of Corruption."

Sloan and Yonda helped to found Wis-Kino, the Madison chapter of the international Kino movement, which has been active since 2002. A veteran on the stage, Sloan as acted in dozens of theatrical productions in roles ranging from the lead in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to Georgie Diamond in Madison's Cherry Pop Burlesque, to live improv with The Monkey Business Institute and Comedy Sportz.

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