It is April in the year 2511. For 6 months, sixteen combat brigades of the Independence Army had held off an Alliance assault on the planet Hera.
After fighting for months, the final battle of the war begins. This film deals with several squads of the 5th Battalion of the 76th Combat Brigade. The soldiers are tasked with a dangerous mission: evacuate civilian refugees who have been caught in the Valley before they are all killed by the inevitable Alliance assault.
About the project
Browncoats: Independence War is a not for profit fan film inspired by the universe created in the Joss Whedon show "Firefly". It is a labor of love by a group of "Browncoats" that span both northern and southern California, though the epicenter of the project is California's Silicon Valley. It is a not-for-profit production designed for contests, festivals, and fan conventions.
No Longer a short ... this is now a feature film!
Originally it was planned to be a 25 minute fan film short, but as the cast and crew worked hard on it for months, it expanded into a full length feature film. It was a tough decision to make at the time, due to the added time and cost, but Francis Hamada realized that there was enough material to bridge the gap and achieve full length feature status. He decided to go for it and put back in the wonderful scenes that were initially cut out of the script for the sake of length. Several crowdsourcing campaigns were amazingly successful but those funds were enough for a short and not a feature. But with amazing and dedicated folks, the project managed to stretch its limited funds to a full length feature film, clocking in at 98 minutes. Everyone worked extremely hard to complete the project while keeping quality and standards high. Such is the dedication of the "Browncoat Community". But now it's complete and the entire cast and crew is extremely pleased with the final feature film product. Hope you enjoy it too.