Donor Update - December 12, 2017
Dear Friends, Fans and Donors:
It's been two months since our last donor newsletter, so we wanted to update you on what is happening on Axanar and OWC Studios, the new home of the Axanar sets.
THE MOVE IS COMPLETE
In August, Alec moved across country to complete the move started when we moved the studio to Atlanta in May. All settled in now, Alec has been working with some great new crew members to get the studio and the bridge set ready at OWC Studios in Lawrenceville, GA.
OWC STUDIOS IS OPEN
OWC Studios is now officially open! As always, we need to thank Other World Computing for their continued support of our efforts! If you are int he market for Apple hard drives, OWC is THE world leader in Mac hard drive technology and their macsales.com website the one-stop place for all your Apple computing needs!
We interview OWC Founder Larry O'Connor on Axanar Podcast # 50, so we hope you will all listen in and hear what drives Larry and what makes OWC great!
The studio is YOUR studio. While we couldn't make Ares Studios in Los Angeles a success due to CBS' lawsuit, OWC Studios in Georgia is the happy successor and the result of every single donor's donation. So THANK YOU!
THE BRIDGE SET
Thanks to Dean Newbury and his trusty crew including construction gurus Scott Lyle and Dana Wagner, the bridge set is now fully set up and painted! Not only is this the first time, you can see photos the the bridge HERE.
We now have only three things left to do for the bridge: 1) Install carpeting, 2) Install the translights and plexi for the control surfaces and 3) Install the video monitors, which we already have.
We hope to get this bridge fully operational in the near future, so we can shoot on it!
AXANAR WELCOMES PAUL JENKINS
We are very excited to have Paul Jenkins, the legendary comic book writer and one of the driving creative talents behind the Gods of War video game (among many, many other things).
Paul was the writer tapped to finally tell Wolverine's origin story in the "Origin" series 15 years ago and is one of the most respected people in the industry and we are very excited to have him on board to help finish the Axanar and Four Years War scripts.
Alec and Paul expect to be done with their revisions by the end of December. Read about Paul and his involvement with Axanar here.
Now that we are closer to having a revised and locked script, and we are well into pre-production, we are planning our next (and hopefully last!) fundraiser. As you know, the lawsuit with CBS and Paramount drained our coffers of both funds raised from fans and over $100,000 of money Alec personally put into this project to keep it going.
In 2014, we raised $101,000 for The Four Years War, Part III, Prelude to Axanar, which was 20 minutes long. Since we are now making two more episodes, with a total length of 30 minutes, we are hoping to raise $150,000. After we finish these two episodes, we will have everything we need to then fulfill all the donor perks from all 3 campaigns.
Stay tuned for future Donor Updates to give you more details on our fundraising plans.
AXANAR PODCAST # 50
We are very proud to release Axanar Podcast # 50. And as befitting an anniversary podcast, this one is a full hour and twenty minutes long! We interview Larry O'Connor of Other World Computing (the sponsor of OWC Studios); Dean Newbury, Axanar's Construction Coordinator and creator of the Amazing Axanar bridge set; and Kevin Kane, an Axanar donor and the creator of Axanar Coffee!
All together, this makes for an amazing podcast! You can listen here.
STAYING UP-TO-DATE WITH AXANAR UPDATES
The best way to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Axanar is via our website where we post regular updates. You can also subscribe to our Twitter at @axanarfilm and make sure you follow us on Facebook.
Thanks once again to you for your amazing support and enthusiasm as we continue on this fantastic journey.
Live Long and Prosper,