A New Poster, A New Teaser/Trailer & More!
Greetings FTLOS fans!
It’s going to be an exciting week for us here as we gear up for the BIG REVEAL AT THE TRIBECA FILM FEST. To commemorate this step, I’m proud to release to you our brand new POSTER, and a TEASER TRAILER. You may have seen these released this morning exclusively through Entertainment Weekly!
Screenings at TFF
As announced previously, we’ll be premiering a version of the film at this year’s TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. In case you haven’t already checked out our film page on the TFF website, dates and times of the screenings are as follows:
- Sat, 4/16 @ 6PM - Regal Cinemas Battery Park
- Mon, 4/18 @ 5PM - SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
- Fri, 4/22 @ 3:30PM - Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 6
- Sat, 4/23 @ 9:15PM - Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4
And, I’m excited to announce, on Monday after the screening there will be a special talkback with myself, Zachary Quinto and others! I’m looking forward to get the chance to talk about the film, answer questions and share in our love of Spock.
If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hi! I’d love to have a supportive crowd of Trekkies/Trekkers to debut our hard work to!
Screenings for Backers & Online Stream Timeframe
An update for eligible backers to the Boston/Chicago/NYC/LA backer events went out on Monday. If you pledged at one of those levels but haven’t seen the dates, please check your Kickstarter inbox for details!
Meanwhile, the dates for our online stream for eligible backers are not yet confirmed, but they will be available sometime after the backer screening events in June and, as promised, prior to our official public release later in the year.
The truth is, although the world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival is an exciting step, it’s a limited festival screening of (one version of!) the film. We’re still in the thick of our post-production (yes, really!) with little tweaks to the edit, licensing and acquiring the best quality master clips from CBS and Paramount, finalizing graphics, music, adding more rare archival photos, and upgrading the film for a ultimate release in 4k resolution. So we’re not done yet!
And the supporter mosaic?
For our eagle-eyed fans, I hope you noticed that the photos used for the graphics in the teaser trailer are all from you, our supporters! We’re still planning on making an additional (different!) poster-style mosaic to promote the release later this summer, but as we didn’t want it to compete with the poster and images released today, we’ve decided to hold off on that until after Tribeca.
Not to worry — we are making this next mosaic high res and searchable, so you can easily find your photo, and are looking forward to using this new image to promote the final release of the film.
In the meantime, see if you can spot your image in the teaser trailer!
Other news from post-production
We sat down recently for a (Skype!) session with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, who performed sections of Nicholas Pike’s original score with some breathtaking orchestral arrangements. We listened live from nearly 7,000 miles away — space age technology at work!
I can’t wait for you to hear the great job they did.
We also just got back from a sound mix at Skywalker Sound, where we cleaned up the many layers of interview and archival audio for our festival debut. Matthew Wood, Bonnie Wild and the rest from Skywalker are simply a top-notch crew, and we’re lucky to have them on our team.
Even with the edit (nearly!) locked, we’ve got a busy few months ahead. Beyond post-production, I’m excited to share that I’ll be attending a number of events and conventions this summer to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ST: TOS and to promote the documentary, including Escape Velocity (July 1-3 in Washington D.C.), Vul-Con (July 9 & 10 in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada) and a number of others to be announced soon!
In the meantime, we’ve got our work cut out for us to finish the film and prepare it for a public release. We’re excited to see the response from Tribeca, and looking forward to sharing more with you next week from the fest.