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An original science fiction/horror feature film with cast members from Star Trek, Stargate, and a Strong Female Lead!
An original science fiction/horror feature film with cast members from Star Trek, Hellboy, and a Strong Female Lead!
An original science fiction/horror feature film with cast members from Star Trek, Hellboy, and a Strong Female Lead!
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Stretch Goal #3!

Holy Smoking Joe Frasier! We blew right past Stretch Goal #2! Here's the promised video of Hana Hatae dancing. Stretch Goal #3: If we hit $85,000 everyone who donated will get to see an exclusive 5 minute clip from the completed film before it is released!

Stretch Goal #2!

We flew right past our first Stretch Goal in no time! Now if we reach $77,000, everyone who pledged (even $1) will get thanked by name in a video by the cast and crew while we're on set filming...PLUS our very wonderful Hana Hatae will do a selfie video of her dancing to a special thank you song!

Stretch Goal #1! 

We hit 100% funded!!! but let's go further... the more we raise, the better the movie will be! If we reach $72,000, everyone who pledged (even $1) will get a Digital Download of the Behind the Scenes Documentary featurette, "The Making of 5th Passenger"!

What is 5th Passenger? 

5th Passenger is an independent, sci-fi, horror film with a strong female lead like Aliens and a cast full of diversity like Star Trek. 

The Story:

Set in 2151, after the Yellowstone Caldera volcano erupts throwing the Earth into chaos, 5th Passenger tells the story of a secretly pregnant female officer and her four man crew adrift in deep space in an escape pod after their transport ship explodes before reaching the new home planet. They fight amongst themselves as they run low on air, but must work together to find a vicious alien hiding aboard their craft before it kills them all.

The Stars of 5th Passenger

Tim Russ "Franklin" 

Tim Russ, "Tuvok" from Voyager
Tim Russ, "Tuvok" from Voyager

 Tim Russ starred as Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an Emmy-winning director. Tim Russ will play Franklin, one of the characters on the escape pod fighting for survival.

Marina Sirtis "Alana" 

Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi from TNG
Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi from TNG

 Best known for her role onStar Trek: The Next Generation as Counselor Deanna Troi, Marina Sirtis has a long and celebrated career in television and film. She joins us as Alana, a pivotal role on the rescue ship.  

Doug Jones "Langdon"

Doug Jones
Doug Jones

Doug Jones is often under much makeup and in elaborate costumes for such films as Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Rise of the Silver Surfer and he is currently in The Strain and Falling Skies. In 5th Passenger he plays the role of Langdon, the ultra wealthy inventor/owner of the interstellar transport ships. 

Robert Picardo "Myers" 

Robert Picardo, the Doctor from Voyager
Robert Picardo, the Doctor from Voyager

From Star Trek: Voyager to Stargate: Atlantis, Robert Picardo has been a force in sci-fi as well as every other genre. He portrays Myers in 5th Passenger, one of the stranded astronauts who must fight off an alien in order to survive. 

Manu Intiraymi "Thompson" 

Manu Intiraymi, Icheb from Voyager
Manu Intiraymi, Icheb from Voyager

Manu Intiraymi portrayed the beloved character Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager and on 5th Passenger he has been cast as Thompson, a blue-collar worker who finds himself in the escape pod fighting for his life. 

Hana Hatae, "Nurse Yagi"

Hana Hatae, Molly O'Brien  Deep Space Nine
Hana Hatae, Molly O'Brien Deep Space Nine

Hana is best known for playing little Molly O'Brien, the daughter of Keiko and Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and is super excited to reunite with some of her Trek pals for 5th Passenger.

The Special Effects

Thomas E. Surprenant

Special Makeup FX and Alien Creature Supervisor Thomas E Surprenant is an Emmy winner who has worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Donnie Darko and many more. 

The Visual Effects

Tobias Richter, The Light Works

5th Passenger will feature the amazing talents of Tobias Richter and his company The Light Works. You can see his work on our concept trailer, in Star Trek: Axanar and on the blu-ray of Star Trek: The Next Generation. 

Tobias' work on the trailer
Tobias' work on the trailer

The Creative Team

Scott Baker writer/director   Morgan Lariah writer/actor
Scott Baker writer/director Morgan Lariah writer/actor
 

 Scott Baker and Morgan Lariah wrote this award-winning script together. Scott has written and directed dozens of short films that have won awards and played in film festivals all over the world including The Diary of Anne Frank of the Dead and Rationed.  

Morgan is also a classically trained actress that has appeared in Starship: Rising and The Poughkeepsie Tapes.  She will be playing the lead role of Eve Miller.

Limited Edition Patch #1, Worn By Members of the UGS
Limited Edition Patch #1, Worn By Members of the UGS

The Music

Ramin Kousha

Ramin Kousha, composer of Sharknado
Ramin Kousha, composer of Sharknado

Ramin is a young, but very talented composer that is responsible for the fantastic music of the cult-classic Sharknado, Abstraction and also worked on The Signal.

Additional Cast

Ryan T. Husk

Ryan T. Husk
Ryan T. Husk

 Ryan is a veteran science fiction actor/producer that has been a part of both Star Trek 11, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: Renegades , Star Trek: Axanar, Star Trek: Continues, Space Command, Nobility, When the Fever Breaks, Star Trek: Horizon and Star Trek: Futures...

Rico E. Anderson

You have seen him in Star Trek: Renegades, Star Trek: Futures, Dollhouse, Criminal Minds, NCIS and Modern Family.

Jodi Johnston

Jodi Johnston
Jodi Johnston

Jodi Johnston has appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness and Our Robocop Remake. 

Darnell Davis

 Featured in Star Trek VI "The Undiscovered Country", Star Trek: Renegades, and American Streetfighter

Ann Hu

Ann Hu
Ann Hu

Ann has most recently appeared in Steven Spielberg's Extant with Halle Berry and previously on Law and Order and Castle. Additionally, she did motion capture acting for the popular game Battlefield 4.

Where will the money go?

Accountability and Transparency 

We take our responsibilities to our backers as producers very seriously. You are the only reason that any of this is possible and we want to retain your trust in this project and us. Please contact us directly if you have any further questions.

Kickstarter Rewards and Fees

Kickstarter and Amazon take a percentage off the top (close to 10%) and then we have to set money (close to 10% as well) aside to fulfill the all of the  rewards at the different level. This means at best we will only be receiving 80% of our goal to make this movie. 

Phase 1 of Production

To be perfectly clear, the money we are raising here is to get us through the first phase of production. We have an incredible opportunity to make use of the sets at Space Command Studios (which drastically reduces our original budget while still enabling us to produce a high quality product) and shoot the bulk of the film (all the stuff that takes place on the escape pod which is about 75% of the film).

General costs:

Sets- $10,000

Set concept art
Set concept art
Pod Interior Concept Art
Pod Interior Concept Art
Pod Sleep Quarters Concept Art
Pod Sleep Quarters Concept Art

While the foundation of the sets is there at Space Command Studios, minor cosmetic changes will need to be made in order to make them work for our story.

Costumes- $5,000

Costume concept art
Costume concept art

New and unique costumes will need to be created for the unfortunate inhabitants of the escape pod.

Cast and Crew- $40,000

Their talent and expertise come at a price. In order to create a great product and have things run smoothly on set, certain jobs must be taken care of. And we need to make sure everyone is fed as well.

The Alien creature and Make-up FX- $10,000

We have an amazing alien creature design (that we're keeping under wraps) but we have to make sure it looks great. It is another specialty service where the raw materials alone don't come cheap.

 We thank you so much for your support and involvement in 5th Passenger.  This is going to be an awesome movie and we will all be proud to say "I helped make that film happen!"

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when making a film, let alone one with limited resources. There is always the possibility of actors dropping out, unforeseen costs, equipment trouble, etc. We do have a network of talented and professional associates who want to see this film succeed. We already have the camera and lenses, lighting equipment and aforementioned access to these amazing sets. Your generous donation will be spent as we have indicated here, in a very transparent fashion.

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    Your name will be on the 5th Passenger backers page on the 5th Passenger website PLUS access to the "Donors Only" Facebook group page with exclusive content, production blogs, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes videos, pictures from set and more PLUS a "thank you" shout out on Twitter.

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    (ADD ON) A limited edition 8X10 still, taken on set, of the lead actors portraying the 5 Passengers on the escape pod. These actors will include Tim Russ, Robert Picardo, Manu Intiraymi plus our two newcomers! (If you have already pledged at the $35 level or above no need to add extra international shipping, if this is an add on for all levels below $35, please add $3 for international shipping)

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    All of the above PLUS a Digital Download of the completed "5th Passenger" movie PLUS our Limited Edition (available only during this kickstarter campaign) Patch #1.

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    Have lunch in Los Angeles with either Writer/Director, Scott Baker, Writer/Actress Morgan Lariah, or Co-Producer/Actor Ryan T. Husk PLUS all of the rewards up the $100 Level. Lodging and all transportation are the sole responsibility of the guest.

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    Limited Edition Miniature Scale Model of the Alien Creature. Our alien creature designer and Emmy Winner Thomas E. Surprenant will be creating a small number of mini models of the alien from 5th Passenger and each one will be numbered, signed by him and will have a Certificate of Authenticity.
    PLUS you will be a PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE! You will get a Production Executive credit in the movie end credits and immediately on IMDB. PLUS all of the rewards up the $100 Level. What an amazing way to support the film, get your name on screen, and get a valuable piece of memorabilia.

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    Own an Original, Autographed Costume used in the actual "5th Passenger" production! This will be a costume worn by one of main actors and actresses. See concept art pictures for the general design of the uniforms. We will give you a letter of authenticity. PLUS you will be a PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE! You will get a Production Executive credit in the movie end credits and immediately on IMDB. PLUS all rewards up to the $100 Level.

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    SET VISIT & LUNCH WITH CAST AND CREW Be our honored guest for a five (5) hour on-set visit. Experience what making a sci-fi movie is really like. See the space ships sets firsthand while mingling with the cast and crew and witnessing live performances from the talent. Join us for behind-the-scenes documentary footage and enjoy lunch in our craft services area with the cast and crew PLUS enjoy all the rewards up to the $100 Level. Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles. Lodging and all transportation are the sole responsibility of the guest.

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    BE A MAKE-UP FX ASSISTANT Are you interested in learning about Special FX Makeup? Well here's your opportunity to spend 3 days training with Emmy-Winning MakeUp artist Thomas E. Surprenant as he works on set during the making of 5th Passenger. PLUS all rewards up to the $100 Level.
    You'll be his right hand, learning on the job and you'll work alongside cast and crew and enjoy a daily lunch with them. Includes a valuable IMDB credit for your aspiring future and resume, too! Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles. Lodging and transportation are not included.

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    BE A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT! Receive all of the rewards up to $100 PLUS be a P.A. for one work week on our feature film shoot at in L.A.! You'll get on-set experience and learn the craft of making an independent sci-fi film. Work alongside cast and crew and enjoy a daily lunch with them. Includes a valuable IMDB credit for your aspiring future and resume, too! Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles. Lodging and transportation are not included.

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    BE A DEPARTMENT PRODUCER! Be credited in the movie and on IMDB as Department Producer with your choice of which department you produced along with the associated bragging rights! Choose from Props, Make-Up, FX, Set Design, Cast, or Wardrobe PLUS join us for a day of your choice on set and have lunch with the cast and crew PLUS all rewards up to the $100 Level.
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    BE AN EXTRA! Receive all rewards up to the $100 Level PLUS be in the film! You will be an extra on location at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles working alongside cast and crew. PLUS you’ll get your name in the credits and on IMDB with all of your beloved Star Trek and Sci-Fi actors. You must be available for specific shooting dates in the LA area (TBD) Transportation and lodging is not included.Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles.

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    OWN THE ALIEN! Own the Original Alien Creature used in the "5th Passenger" production created by Emmy Winner, Thomas E. Surprenant. Did you know the original Chestburster from Alien sold for $30,000? We will give you a letter of authenticity PLUS all rewards up to the $100 Level. International shipping is charged at exact USPS shipping and billed later.

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    HAVE A SPEAKING ROLE! Come join the cast of "5th Passenger" and act in wardrobe alongside some of your favorite Star Trek and Sci-Fi actors. You will say at least one line and spend the day on set with cast and crew. Plus, you'll get your name in the credits and on IMDB PLUS all rewards up to the $100 Level. You must be available for specific shooting dates in the LA area (TBD). Transportation and lodging are not included. Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles.

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    BE AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Are you interested in the film industry and want a chance to be on set to see and experience how a film is made? Join the team and help us make it happen! Receive all rewards up to the $100 Level PLUS a credit as Executive Producer in the movie OPENING CREDITS and on IMDB. You are also invited to come visit us at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles during a production day. You'll be working alongside with the director, producers, cast, and crew to make "5th Passenger" happen. Learn different aspects of filmmaking while watching the creation of 5th Passenger unfold before your eyes. There is nothing quite like making a film and this should prove to be an experience of a lifetime. Transportation to locations and lodging not included but lunch and snacks with cast and crew are provided every day on set! Guests must be 18 year or older, have a valid photo ID for admission to the studio, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement and likeness rights release. Filming will take place at Space Command Studios in Los Angeles.

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Funding period

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