The Follow Your Star Foundation is a non-profit corporation created with the aim of inspiring youth to overcome negativity, pursue extraordinary goals and live exceptional lives.

FXpoMay4thNickYoda6914_n copyIt is founded by “that Yoda Guy” Nick Maley who, at the age of 13 years, was told that his dreams of  working in the entertainment industry were impractical and that he should accept that he was destined to work in a factory.  Instead Nick made 53 movies, painted over 400 paintings, contributed to the creation of Yoda and other characters for Star Wars and now, through FYSF, endeavors to encourage both children and adults to have the courage to follow their dreams and strive to realize their full potential.

The FYSF is currently raising funds to achieve our goals through various projects.

FXpoMay4SWFNNickYoda038The largest proposed project is the administration of FXpo, a pseudo holographic movie museum honoring movie maestros and featuring FX techniques from some of the world’s most popular movies. Scheduled to start assembly in Germany in 2015, it is hoped that, if FXpo progresses as envisioned, a version of the exhibit might commence a world tour in 2019.

Past events include the “May the 4th be with you” Star Wars Marathon Weekend in Nuremberg May 3-4 2014. The event was held with the kind collaboration of Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox,
Cinecitta Multiplex and the fan groups Star Wars Fans Nuremberg and Spieler-Abenteurer-Phantasten.

“Our aim is to inspire the next generation of creative professionals”


Basic aims

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  2. A1. To encourage innovation and creativity in all forms and all walks of life.
  3. A2. To encourage youth to continuously develop their skills, throughout their lives, by constantly endeavoring to achieve higher and higher levels of excellence and never to settle for the status quo.
  4. A3. To encourage generosity of spirit and higher levels of innovation through the free exchange of creative techniques.
  5. A4. To encourage resistance to the negative influences, generally accepted in society, that discourage the pursuit of extraordinary goals.
  6. A5. To encourage young people to make the effort to live exceptional lives and not to settle for less, even though settling for less is the average expectation of society.
  7. A6. To promote opinions and attitudes that place the human values of respect, generosity, kindness tolerance, ingenuity and the acquisition of knowledge above material gain.
  8. A7. To encourage solutions that stretch concepts beyond the confines of normal academic standards.
  9. A8. To raise funds in order to achieve these goals.


  1. B1. To achieve these aims whilst hosting entertainment related events, exhibitions, seminars and workshops.

Secondary aims

  1. C1. Whilst achieving these aims, to provide work experience for young people.
  2. C2. Whilst achieving these aims, to provide highly experienced entertainment professionals with the opportunity to extend their working lives and preserve the legacy of their expertise by sharing their practical knowledge and techniques with the next generation of young creative individuals.
  3. C3. Whilst achieving these aims, to encourage the development of young performers and technicians by providing them with access to the wisdom and expertise provided by revered international professionals.
  4. C4. Whilst achieving these aims, to preserve the history of entertainment and creativity in all mediums and to celebrate the lives of past maestros in their respective fields.

Nobody ever points out that another word for “normal” is “average”. And you can’t be extraordinary and normal at the same time.

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It is hoped that FXpo will bring a little Hollywood to Nuremberg, Germany where the exhibit is being assembled. There has been much speculation as to the exact location. Whilst we can’t be definitive at this time, we can confirm that Quelle is a favored site.

It’s not always the people who are the most talented that succeed. It’s the most persistent.

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Our associates in the entertainment industry have worked on hundreds of movies. They are Actors, Make-up Artists, Prosthetic and Animatronics Designers, Sculptors, Sword Masters, Stunt Coordinator, Puppeteers, even movie Directors and Producers. Amongst the films they made are the following popular movies…

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  • hp deathly
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • hp deathly 2
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • hp half blood
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • hp order
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • hp goblet
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • hp azkaban
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • narnia
    Chronicles of Narnia
  • fifth
    The Fifth Element
  • alien
  • alien3
    Alien 3
  • braveheart
  • batman
  • transformers
  • davinchi
    The Da Vinci Code
  • kick ass
  • 28 days
    28 Days Later
  • highlander
  • robocop
  • the fly
    The Fly
  • inglorious
    Inglorious Basterds
  • rambo
  • gremlins
  • wolfman
  • clash
    Clash of the Titans
  • princess bride
    The Princess Bride
  • 007 golden
    007: Man with the Golden Gun
  • 007 the spy
    007: The Spy Who Loved Me
  • octopussy
    007: Octopussy
  • 007 you only
    007: You Only Live Twice
  • who
    Dr Who
  • inspector clouseau
    Inspector Clouseau
  • zero dark thirty
    Zero Dark Thirty
  • band of brothers
    Band of Brothers
  • torchwood
  • sinbad
    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
  • water for elephants
    Water for Elephants
  • legend
  • orange
    A Clockwork Orange
  • hitchcock
  • almost human
    Almost Human
  • fringe
  • interview
    Interview with a Vampire
  • troy
  • twilight
    The Twilight Saga
  • waterworld
  • hills have eyes
    The Hills Have Eyes
  • stargate
    Stargate SG1
  • dredd
    Judge Dredd
  • headless horseman
    Headless Horseman
  • star trek
    Star Trek
  • scary movie
    Scary Movie 3
  • krull
  • dark skies
    Dark Skies
  • freddy
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • frankenstein
  • hellraiser
  • tales from the crypt
    Tales From the Crypt
  • walking with
    Walking with Dinosaurs
  • hellbound
  • dawn of the dead
    Dawn of the Dead
  • ij crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • raiders
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • ij skull
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • grinch
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • waxworks
  • ghost
    Ghost Rider
  • last action hero
    Last Action Hero
  • candyman
  • hellboy
  • worm
    The lair of the White Worm
  • nightbreed
  • shanghai
    Shanghai Knights
  • gravity
  • creepshow
  • blade
    Blade & Blade II
  • xmen
    X-Men: First Class
  • friday
    Friday the 13th
  • babe
  • muppets
  • lone ranger
    The Lone Ranger
  • dark shadows
    Dark Shadows
  • labyrinth
  • lincoln
  • west
    The West Wing
  • dark crystal
    Dark Crystal
  • sons
    Sons of Anarchy
  • little shop
    Little Shop of Horrors
  • captain
    Captain America – The First Avenger
  • true blood
    True Blood
  • grimm
  • willow
  • rabbit
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • meet the fockers
    Meet the Fockers
  • 2001
    2001 A Space Odyssey
  • terminator salvation
    Terminator Salvation
  • wizards
    Wizards vs. Aliens
  • mummy
    The Mummy
  • snow white
    Snow White & the Huntsman
  • papillon
  • saving
    Saving Private Ryan

You can’t lead by following others.


There are literally hundreds of entertainment associates upon whom we can draw for FXpo showcases. We are not free to name them all at this time. But this is a list of people who have agreed to publicly lend their support to FXpo.


“The people who fail are the ones that give up!”

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The FXpo team are inviting members of the public to show their support for FYSF & FXpo by signing up to be a volunteer… for a day or two, or a month… or to join out permanent pool of helpers which we affectionately call the “FXpo Visioneers”. Come join the fun.

Once FXpo gets underway, permanent employees will be needed and most jobs will go to people who proved their worth as volunteers in the initial phases of the project. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with a Star Wars celebrity and to help create the world’s first holographically narrated movie museum.

We are looking for: general assistants/volunteers & personable representatives – available in Nuremberg, actors – effects make-up artists – CosPlayers – personal assistant/secretary – capable all round maintenance/construction workers – animators – videographers – handymen – whatever your skill – come help us create the first museum for the 21st Century.

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