In June of 2014 Brian began filming on Star Wars The Force Awakens, having spent almost 12 months as puppeteer consultant for the film. In a recent interview with Star Wars.com it was revealed that Brian performed the role of the newest droid in the Star wars saga BB-8.
This complicated puppet was a combination of animatronics, rod puppetry, CG removal, visual and practical effects wizardry.
Working with fellow puppeteer Dave Chapman and Neal Scanlan’s brilliant CFX team, Brian brought this
endearing new character to a galaxy far, far away. Shooting in the blistering heat of Abu Dhabi and London’s famous Pinewood studios, BB-8 has quickly become a fan favourite.
For a Star Wars fan of nearly 40 years, working alongside iconic characters from the original trilogy and new heroes and villains was a dream come true for Brian.
The Force Awakens is released world-wide on 17th December 2015 and only then will we get to see how BB-8 fits into the story.
For the full interview click HERE
For a sneak peek behind the scenes click HERE
For the full trailer click HERE