Tuesday, May 22 2012 20:30

Would you like a Lightsaber lesson from a true Jedi Master?

Written by
  • While all content is editorially chosen, articles may contain affiliate links which may generate revenue for the site when a purchase is made.

If you happen to be into STAR WARS (and don't lie, you are), then this post is for you. A follow-up to my recent blog on the status of Patrick Read Johnson's film 5-25-77, word has come down that Nick Gillard, the sword-wielding badass that trained the actors of the STAR WARS Prequels, is offering up a 'PERSONAL 90-MINUTE ONE-TO-ONE LIGHTSABER FIGHTING LESSON' in an auction to help with the cost of the 30-day road trip that's set to begin this Friday, and be documented in HEARTS OF DORKNESS: A FILMMAKERS JOURNEY. Are you ready to learn from the proper Jedi (or Sith) master?

Bidding starts at $1000.00 and ends on Friday, May 25, 2012 - the 35th Anniversary of the day that STAR WARS first hit screens across the country.

For more on the auction, click here.
For more on the road trip, click here
For more on 5-25-77 an why it's important, click here.

P.S. - Not convinced that Gillard is a badass stunt coordinator based on STAR WARS alone? Check this out:


James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

Learn more here

Connect with James on Facebook or Twitter.