Prelude to Axanar

Prelude to Axanar

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Axanar is the independent production that proves a feature-quality Star Trek film can be made on a very modest budget — approximately $100,000 in the case of the short film that you just watched — and outside of the studio system. Filmed in Hollywood, this effort, our short proof-of-concept film to show what our professional and highly talented cast and crew can deliver, was made possible by generous donations to our first Kickstarter effort by fans like you. Prelude to Axanar is told in a retrospective documentary fashion, as will the next two episodes of Axanar. You are fans of Star Trek. We are fans of Star Trek. Together we can make amazing things happen!

This 21-minute short film, Prelude to Axanar, premiered Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at San Diego Comic Con, and features Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham — Gary reprises his role of Soval from “Enterprise.” The makeup and hair was designed by Academy Award winner Kevin Haney and Star Trek veteran Brad Look of Makeup Effects Lab in Hollywood. Top that off with the amazing visual effects of Tobias Richter of The Light Works, and sound by Academy Award winner Frank Serafine, and Mark Edward Lewis, and the result is Prelude to Axanar: something unlike anything you have ever seen before. We have our loyal donors to thank for this and we couldn’t be more grateful!

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Very special thanks go out to our friends Arlandi Landjono, Mika Äärilä, Piotr Matusz, Roger Sagdahl, Paul van der Heu, Ninoslav Bandić, Vjekoslav Kranjčec, Alessandro Venezia, Diego Lapenna, Toshiya Mori, BJ Felix Melmenbeck, and Dmitriy Pomerantsev for their contributions to the closed captioning of Prelude to Axanar!

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