06/02/2013 - Production Update 1
We've raised over £1000 for our project! So we would like to thank you all by giving an update about the current state of the project, and a personal thank you to all those that have pledged!
What is STAR TREK: DECEPTION?
ST:D is a short fan-film being created by a group of friends whom all have one thing in common, a love of science fiction, namely Star Trek. Our backgrounds vary between us, some are into acting, others audio, and some are into visual effects, but together we have pooled our resources to create something we have all dreamed of but never thought possible, creating a Star Trek fan-film that we can all be proud of!
However, at the moment our resources are still limited, but with your help we can create a film that not only we can be proud of, but the whole science fiction world can watch and enjoy!
Who is involved in ST:D?
ST:D will be directed by Leo Tierney, long-time filmmaker and living Star Trek encyclopedia.
The two main Starfleet characters will be played by Jaymes Sygrove (as Commander Stoven) and Rick Huggins (as Lieutenant Miller), both are proven actors whom have years of experience under their belts.
We would also like to welcome on board classical composer and audio engineer, Cory S.Watterson, who will be giving Deception it's epic soundtrack!
What is the plot of ST:D?
ST:D will be set during the relatively peaceful times of the The Next Generation era, focusing on two Starfleet officers as they attempt to transport a Klingon prisoner to a more secure location, only to be ambushed by a Klingon Bird-of-Prey that has been lying in wait. Unwilling to give up their prisoner, the officers soon find themselves staring down the barrel of Klingon disruptor cannons as they battle for their very lives in an attempt to escape...
What will the funds from Kickstarter be spent on?
We have a Script, Previz Video, Actors, Set Design Mock-ups, Budget sheets, Rough 3d Models, and several items of the Costumes, so we are well into Pre-production.
However, what we gain from Kickstarter will go towards the Production phase of the film, namely building the set, finishing off the costumes and professional filming equipment such as lights and microphones. Without these things our film will never look as good as we hope it to be, no matter how hard we try.
And beyond the final frontier!
Our budget of £500 will allow us to create a Star Trek film that everyone can enjoy, however with more we can have the opportunity to have custom made music specifically for this film, as well as a professional audio mix of the entire film including sound design. Not to mention we would also have a bigger budget to spend on the set construction phase.
Risks and challenges
As with all projects there is always an element of risk involved, however since we are working on a project that we all have a huge interest for, we will strive to go the extra mile to make sure that our dream becomes a reality, and that the world can enjoy another taste of the Star Trek universe.
That said, anyone in our project could easily find themselves with more important matters to deal with such as having to earn a living or pursuing a rare career development, which could set the project back by several months. Also, since this is a small production the risk of building an entire Runabout cockpit set could prove more difficult than anticipated for a small group of people, further extending the length of the project.
Since this is a non-profit fanfilm, it will only be distributed via Youtube, all funds will go to the making of the project. The DVDs and posters created will only be available to Kickstarter backers as a thank you for helping us get this film made.
We are primarily based in the UK, with help given to us from around the globe, and the film will be shot near Manchester, UK.
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