Music Business Entrepreneur turned Filmmaker, Cris Macht was born on May 25th 1975 (2 years to the day that Star Wars was released). A Passionate Star Wars fan that fell in love with film making due to his love for what George Lucas exposed him to as a young child. His first 2 documentaries – The Force Among Us and the Force Within Us are jam packed with passion and all things star wars fans love, excitement!

The Force Among Us II is not a “fan film” – It is a highly produced film with a budget of over $20,000.00 made by very passionate star wars fans – it is the sequel to the highly praised The Force Among Us. It will be release this year.


Special Ad Astra Screening of:

The Force Within Us, the sequel to the highly acclaimed and sold out documentary “The Force Among Us”, takes us deeper into the Star Wars experience than just the obsession of collectibles and costuming. Exploring how and why this epic saga has the ability to possess and alter lives, “The Force Within Us” centers on Star Wars as a catalyst for spiritual rebirth… finding personal meaning in life… and inspiring positive change.

Filmmaker Cris Macht takes you on a journey revealing that Star Wars is more than just another sci-fi film to watch or convention to attend. It exposes personal connections that are developed through the sagas good versus evil story line, and the hope that good ultimately triumphs in our world as well as in a galaxy far, far away. Also featured are thought provoking stories from Star Wars celebrities (Steve Sansweet, Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Dave Dorman (Star Wars Artist), Robert Watts (Producer of Return of the Jedi), and others)  and how being a part of the phenomenon has changed their lives. Familiar Star Wars locations, like the Death Valley (Tatooine) and the Redwood Forest in Smith River, CA (Endor), add to the deep, emotional journey that is “The Force Within Us.”

Cris will be participating in the following at Ad Astra 2013:

  • Saturday 10 am Berczy A – J.J. Rules Them All
  • Saturday 2 pm to 4 pm Beaufort East – The Force Within Us Screening and Q&A – Moderator
  • Sunday 11 am  – The Force is With Mickey!
  • Sunday 1 pm Ellsemere East – Crowdsourcing Megapanel