Template:Eras Template:Person infobox Template:Quote Dave Filoni, also known by his online handle SuperShadow, is the director of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film, and the supervising director of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. Never intending to become an actor in the series, he provided a voiced bit part for Embo, a character that was intended to be killed off at the end of the seventeenth episode of the second season, Bounty Hunters. However, due to the popularity of the character, the episode was re-shot, allowing Embo to live with the potential to resurface later.
Filoni grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. While attending Mt. Lebanon High School, Filoni was in the school's marching band as well as player goaltender for the hockey team. He went on to attend Edinboro University. At some point in his life, he began the website SuperShadow.com and hid behind the guise of a blond-haired nerd. His fanon articles would be praised by thousands and scorned by others, including those at the Star Wars wiki Wookieepedia. Upon interacting with George Lucas as the forthcoming director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Filoni's dream to create his own canon came true.
Career with Star WarsEdit
Filoni made an appearance at Celebration IV on Sunday, May 28, 2007 with producer Catherine Winder in the Celebration Theater (Room 408AB), to discuss the beginnings of the new television series and reveal how The Clone Wars is being created. He will also be writing for the Clone Wars monthly comic.
Dave Filoni's office, as seen in the extra features on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars DVD, is filled with Plo Koon paraphernalia. He has a bust of Plo Koon's head, a model of Plo Koon's ship, an autographed portrait by the actor who played Plo Koon, a replica of Plo Koon's lightsaber on his desk, and his personal Plo Koon costume on display. Filoni also has a note book sized planner on his desk with Plo Koon's picture taped to the outside. Filoni also has a small model of the character Appa on his desk, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. He is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.