Star Wars Episode 8 – Balance in the Force – Fan Film by Drew Norman



After the Resistance victory and destruction of Starkiller Base, Kylo Ren recovers from his injuries sustained in the lightsaber duel with Rey. He retreats to secret space station where Leader Snoke is kept alive. Kylo Ren and Von meet. Von (aka Ezra Bridger) helps complete is training. Snoke has a plot to capture General Leia and force Lukes hand in attempt to bring him our of hiding.On the Island planet called Ahch-to Rey and Luke Skywalker the last of the jedi begin their quest to find the ancient Jedi Temple in hopes to rebuild the Jedi order. General Leia back on the resistance base is in a intense meeting with leaders of the New REPUBLIC discussing how they will begin the rebuilding process..Poe Dameron and Finn (aka FN-2187) Fly A B-Wing to Bespin home world of smuggler, card player scoundrel  Lando Calrissian who has many connections with allies all across the outer rim territories. They meet Landos daughter. They are on a special mission from General Leia to recruit more soldiers to the resistance cause. Lando gave them some intel about some Rogue StormTroopers on Ryloth who might be interested in defecting to the resistance.


[Millenium Falcon flys in low then lands…Rey makes her long journey up the steps] [Luke turns with the hood up and swiftly pushes the hood down to reveal a much older wiser Jedi master]

Luke: [smiles] Keep it. You earned it walking up all those steps to meet me. [laughs]

Rey: Thank you, Luke, but I can’t accept this saber. It belongs to you.

Luke: You saw a force vision when you held the lightsaber… [His face lights up]

Rey: [Pauses before she answers then looks down at the saber in her hand]  Yes, it did, It startled me at first… Then I saw many visions but the one I recall the most was when I saw these dark knights and Ren was there… I was so laying of the ground it was dark and raining.

[Luke takes the saber from Rey’s hands with a gentle force pull. The saber floats over to him.]

[Holds lightsaber].

Luke: This lightsaber belonged to my father, Anakin, when he was a Jedi.

Luke: Come with me.

Luke: I have been on this Island a long time you must excuse my manners… Do you want something to Drink. Rey..

Rey: How do you know my name?

Luke: I have have been watching you all your life thru the power of the Force.

Luke: Watch your step the terrain here is a little tricky. I know these old bones can barely make it up and down these damn steps

[Rey follows Luke down a narrow rocky path. They walk past many large ancient huts and ruins from over a thousand years ago. Ach-to was a sanctuary to many jedi master who came to be one with the force and meditate.]

Rey: Tell me more about your father.

Luke narrates this story: Anakin grew up a slave on tatooine and rose to power very quickly. He was the youngest member every elected to the Jedi council. In Anakins quest to save his wife Padman from certain death. He was made to believe the dark-side had super-natural powers to cheat death. Anakin was seduced by the Dark lord of the sith and became Darth Vader.

It was many many years ago during the Battle of Endor when I accepted the truth that he was my father so I surrendered to him. I knew there was still good in him and that I could save him.

[Reys Eye are fixed on every word that Luke is saying]

By the end of the battle War. My father turned back to the light side of the force and destroyed the Emperor. He sacrificed his life to save mine.. I can remember that last words my father said to me he said Luke help me take this mask off. I want to look on you with my own eyes” Darth Vader died in my arms we burned his body on Endor.

Rey: Luke will you train me to be a Jedi?

[Luke stops and turns around he takes Rey by the shoulders]

Luke: I will be honest Rey I have fallen away from the Jedi I used to be.
When Ben Solo turned to the darkside. I vowed to stop training.

Luke: Theres little you can learn from me. You handled yourself well on Starkiller base.

Rey: Theres so much I can learn from you Luke.



Reys force vision kids n tree

Rey Luke Force Ghost Yoda force vision FLASH Back

[Meditation Scene with Luke, and Yoda and Rey on Ahch-to. Luke and Yoda give Rey a glimpse of the past through a vision, which the article details. Luke and Yoda use Farsight]

Luke: Rey, I know you have many questions about your family. And you must know the truth…

Rey: What truth?


Yoda: A secret the Jedi council was hiding

Yoda: Arrogant we became.

Luke: Rey, take my hand. This may feel strange.

[Luke and Rey enter a dark chamber. Theres a single skylight illuminating the room.]

Rey: Where are we?

Luke: We are in the past.

Force Vision – Shorter version
“They see two children playing near a tree on an alien planet. The boy noticed that he had greater strength and intuition when he was closer to this tree. The girl noticed that the tree also made her brother increasingly angry. One day an argument breaks out between the children, and the boy kills the girl. The boy touches the tree and is ‘transformed’. He kills his parents and leaves the planet. Meanwhile, the girl is revealed to be alive, transformed by the tree as well, using her power to start the first Jedi Order.”

The scene continues to play out where the girl explains the force can be used for good and evil and one day, she would return (as a boy or girl) and she should be trained. Luke says the Jedi have been searching for the reincarnated one for a millennia and for a time, they thought Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader was “The One” who would restore balance to the force.

Luke: Rey… the Jedi Order spent millennia in secret seeking out the One. We identified children, trained millions of them to use the Force, but none of them turned out to be the One. We were wrong.. Our deception resulted in the Clone Wars.

Luke: The boy turned out to be my father, Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader. As you may know from legend he helped hunt down and kill nearly every living Jedi.

Luke: Rey, I want to take you to a new place.

[A new scene appears of a woman with red hair. (Mara Jade) Shes holding a small girl in her arms]

Rey: [tears come down Reys face]    That’s my mom?

Luke: Yes during happier times

Rey: Then why does she look so sad?

Luke: You had just been identified as strong with the Force. You left to begin your training but sadly never reached your destination, and the rest you know.



Some backstory about Mara Jade
Renouncing the dark side of the Force, Mara Jade trained as a Jedi under Kyle Katarn and at the Jedi Academy. Her loyalties to Talon Karrde’s organization remained strong, however; she aided his smuggling operations and hoped to take over his position one day.

Mara’s dormant Force abilities re-emerged after she encountered Luke Skywalker floating helpless in space in a damaged X-wing. Forced to suppress her desire to kill Luke so Karrde could collect a bounty on their captive, Mara soon found herself fighting with Luke against the Imperials.

Mara became pregnant with Rey during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Infected with a deadly Yuuzhan Vong disease, she was near death by the end of her pregnancy. However, she, Luke, and their newborn daughter, were able to join together and heal her through the power of the Force. Kylo and the knights of Ren killed all of Lukes Jedi younglings Mara was able to kill a few of them but she was fatally wounded and Luke let her pass away in peace to become one again with the force. Luke buried her near his village on Ach-to.

Luke: Your mother was very powerful in the light and darkside of the force. Her name was Mara Jade she worked for the Emperor Palpatine. She killed many Jedi but there was one Jedi who stopped her.

Luke: [turns toward Yoda] She is the last hope for the Jedi. I promise you, Master, I won’t fail. I won’t let Rey turn to the dark side.

Yoda: Begun it has. Time we have not. Until sunset we have to find the Jedi temple or consumed by the dark side she will be.

[Yoda fades away]






5 thoughts on “Star Wars Episode 8 – Balance in the Force – Fan Film by Drew Norman

  1. This is something that’s fan made related and it’s not proven to be canon. Not until Episode 8 is released. I hope I don’t mean to sound mean. But “Bloodline” by Claudia Gray reveals that Ben Solo was 23 years old when he became Kylo Ren and turned against Luke. He wasn’t 15 or 16 years old when he turned to the dark side. So that means that Rey couldn’t have been at Luke’s Jedi Temple. She wasn’t a Padawan survivor. Rey was with someone else when she was 5 or 6 years old. There was someone who had left her. But I don’t think it was Kylo or Luke who did it.

    There is a theory that maybe Rey’s mother was the one who had left her. But only because Rey and her mother were being hunted by their enemies. The mother of Rey knew that she couldn’t keep her daughter with her. Leaving Rey on Jakku was probably the only thing she could do to keep her from being killed. If Luke is really Rey’s father, then I don’t think he knew that Rey existed because Rey’s mother didn’t tell him. I think that Rey’s mother was going to tell Luke right after she left Rey. But she probably didn’t make it alive.


    1. I am mixing Canon with expanded universe I like Mara Jade as Rey’s mom but as my story will reveal Rey was born of the force and could possibly be Anakin reincarnated. I am open for new Ideas. I am also going to exxplore Luke wanting to start a new order of Jedi embracing both Light and Dark side of Force.


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