From James Lyle, best known for playing the role of Dr. Alden in the hit internet fan film, "STAR TREK: PHOENIX", comes a new exciting adventure... "FEARLESS EPISODE HUNTERS". Part "Big Bang Theory", part "Dr. Who", "FEARLESS" will leave audiences begging for more!
Atom Bomb Zero—a legendary British science fiction show from the 1960s about scientists and superheroes. Katherine Kyle, its plucky mini-skirted heroine, finds herself threatened by the megalomaniacal plans of the evil Dr Malvos, whose Chronophagus machine can harness the energy in the unlived moments of your very life. Can her friends, the earnest Professor Pendergast and the heroic Atom Bomb Zero, save her in time? Sarah Sutton can’t wait to see episode 98 to find out. There’s only one problem—episode 98 is missing, lost from the TV archives. Sarah and her nerdy science-fiction fan club, the Fearless Episode Hunters, are determined to find it. Caught between the black and white world of madmen and heroes, and the messier reality of love and friendship, Sarah must decide whether her obsession with the past will steal her future.
"Fearless Episode Hunters" is a short film from Temporal Studios. The film was written and created by James Lyle and will be directed by Sam Akina; Leo Roberts and James Lyle are Executive Producers. Production Design by Rodrigo De Medeiros, Rob Welch, and Tellier Killaby; Costume Design by Roy Stanton. Our goal is to present the film in the Short Category for the 2012 Season of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and the Sundance Film Festival.
All of the funds donated through Kickstarter will be used to produce the short film. Each Pledge Level is named after a character in the film. All levels of support are greatly appreciated, and every backer will receive a special reward for their support. Check out all of the Pledge Levels for the different rewards!
Thank You for your support! For more information on the film, visit the official website at fearlessepisodehunters.com!
Sam Akina – Director
Sam is a writer/director from Seattle, WA. One of his earliest memories was enjoying the film Star Wars through the walls of his mother's uterus. Since his escape in February of 1978, Sam has devoted the majority of his life to the exploration of the medium of film. His short film "Get the F***in' Money" was an official selection of the Clairmont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France and was voted Best in the Northwest at the NWFF Film Festival in 2004. His debut feature film "Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h" was sold at the Marche du Cannes, at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and has since been released in over 22 different countries including Japan, Australia, Germany, Russia, Brazil, India, China and North America. "Ca$h" is currently airing on the Starz/Encore network, the Turner Home Classics Channel and was released in over 19,000 redboxes nationwide. Sam has also directed several music videos which have aired in rotation on MTV, VH1 and CMT. His video for Hi_Tack's remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" was #1 on the MTV Dancefloor chart and #1 on the MTV Galaxy chart, staying in the top ten for over ten consecutive weeks. Sam is currently in development on several feature film projects.
James Lyle - Creator/Executive Producer
James is an accomplished Seattle-area actor, sometime screenwriter, and playwright. Though followers of Star Trek fan filmdom know him best on-screen as Doctor Thomas Alden, Chief Medical Officer in Temporal Studios' fan series Star Trek Phoenix, he also has written or co-written two of the series' character vignettes and its pilot episode. He is currently appearing on stage in The Real Inspector Hound at Seattle's Stone Soup Theatre, following other recent appearances at Phoenix Theater, Stone Soup, and ArtsWest. His short play Clothing Optional premiered earlier this year as part of Stone Soup's 2010 Playwright's Festival. Since 2004, James has been a member of the Microsoft Theater Troupe, which has raised more than fifty thousand dollars for charity in its thirteen seasons of diverse, artful productions. He has served the troupe as a producer, board member and occasional dialect coach, in addition to creating memorable roles as a principal actor in its productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mousetrap, and Dracula, among others. A doctor in real life as well as on the starship Phoenix, James holds a Ph.D in linguistics and works on natural language processing technology when not on acting or writing.
Leo Roberts - Executive Producer
Leo is a Seattle-based filmmaker and producer with the most recent credit of creator and senior executive producer of a fan film called “Star Trek: Phoenix”. The project was the largest, consistent film production in the Pacific Northwest from 2008-2010 and debuted world-wide on May 2, 2010. The project has become one of the top fan films in the world and a fan campaign has been launched to make it the next television series in the franchise. In 2008, Roberts founded a Seattle-based film production company called Temporal Studios. In addition to overseeing production of “Fearless Episode Hunters”, he is also overseeing the development of five feature films, two short films, a television series (possibly to become an Internet series) and a theatrical production.
McKenna Turner - "Sarah"
McKenna Turner is a recent graduate of the University of Washington's undergraduate theater program. This is her first production outside of school and she is extremely happy to start her professional career in Seattle with "Fearless Episode Hunters". She has recently been seen as Jean in the University of Washington's production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone", and counts that along with the Mom/Tribe Member in "HAIR" (UW) among her favorite roles.
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