Ben Clarke (Participant), Emily Clarke (Participant), Hayden Muirhead (Participant), April Storme (Participant), Sandhawk Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (Participant).

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1.61GB; 16:51 min


This Is The Way is a participatory documentary which follows Members of the Sandhawk Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. They are a group of Star Wars fans who create costumes reminiscent of the Mandalorian characters in the Star Wars universe. This documentary follows director Jake Stockton, a huge Star Wars fan, and his experience and journey into the lives of the Sandhawk Clan and documents what it means the be part of the group. This documentary also follows the costume making process as well as how this club has grown and impacted the lives of its members.

Also touching on Little Warriors International, a charity created by the Mandalorian Mercs and what they do to help sick and underprivileged children. Jake and crew filmed this documentary over 4 months, going to different events and homes of the Mandalorian Merc Members to really experience what goes on behind the costumes and conventions of this club.



Director, Writer: Jack Stockton

Producer: Roe Bonnici:

Co-Producer: Shae Cartledge Giovinazzo

Executive Producer: Anita Jankovic

Executive Producer: Jane Mancini

Director of Photography, Assistant Editor: Risith Reddy Kallu

Camera Operator, Colourist Editor: Kate Brooks

1st Assistant Cinematographer: Brian Hill

2nd Assistant Cinematographer: Davin Singh

Runner: Daniel Andrew

Animator: Jackie Vuong

Production Design: Vex Hatfield

Sound Supervisor, Sound Recordist: Olivia Vertsonis

Sound Recordist: Stephan Long

Sound Recordist: Ben Anderson

Composer: Lachlan Hol.


Parental Guidance (PG) - mild impact language/themes



Recommended Citation

Stockton, J., Bonnici, R., Cartledge-Giovinazzo, S., Janovic, A., Mancini, J., Reddy-Kallu, R., Brooks, K., Hill, B., Singh., Andrew, D., Vuong, J., Hatfield, V., Vertsonis, O., Long, S., Anderson, B., & Hol, L. (2021). This Is The Way [Bachelor's Major Project, SAE Institute]. Creo.