The Dark Redemption is a Star Wars fanfilm written by Dwight Steven-Boniecki, Derek Curtis, Warren Duxbury, and directed by Peter Mether, and originally released in 1999.
Set just before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the film tells of how Mara Jade (a character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe) worked with other Rebels to capture the plans for the first Death Star. While on the mission, though, Mara hears the Emperor's call to turn to the Dark Side of the Force.
Other crucial moments in Star Wars history are explained in this film, such as how Han Solo got in trouble with Jabba the Hutt.
The Dark Redemption is unique among Star Wars fanfilms in that it features an actual actor from the original film reprising his role - that is, Peter Sumner returns to the role of Imperial Officer Lt. Pol Treidum.