At least that’s how this odd little fan-made film featuring everyone’s favorite astromech starts out.
“Artoo in Love” sees the Star Wars droid falling hard for a pink-bowed mailbox. She breaks his sweet metal heart and in turn, plucks our childhood heartstrings as the crestfallen Casanova rolls through the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley all abeep and aboop.
Written and directed by Evan Atherton, an Autodesk engineer, who spent two years working on the film alongside Lucasfilm effects artist Landis Fields, the film made its debut at Sonoma Film Festival, and is so worth playing on repeat.
Photo credits: Evan Atherton (screengrab)
Photo edits: DGOE