Video Preview of Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Crowd Funding Drive

“Prelude to Axanar” is a short film that will lead into, and act as a primer to, the feature length “Axanar”.

Kickstarterlink: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/194429923/star-trek-prelude-to-axanar
Prelude to Axanar
is a short film that will give viewers a historical look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar, the central event of the film Axanar, to be filmed later this year.  Shot like a History Channel special, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before, showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war.  How did Starfleet build its fleet?  How did they hold off a Klingon fleet that had been conquering star systems for centuries?  What role did the various founding planets play in Starfleet? Why were the Constitution class ships so important to Starfleet? How did Garth of Izar come to be regarded as the greatest Starfleet Captain of his time?

This Kickstarter is for Prelude to Axanar, which we will film as soon as this Kickstarter is funded.  We need $ 10,000- $ 20,000 for Prelude, which will pay for the actors, the make-up and the visual effects. The resulting film will be about 20 minutes and also produce about half a dozen vignettes of the characters talking about different subjects.

Prelude to Axanar will then allow us to launch into Axanar having proven our ability to deliver professional quality Star Trek.  There will be a subsequent Kickstarter for the feature-length “Axanar”.

The Axanar team is determined to make the first true independent Star Trek film.

THE STARS OF PRELUDE TO AXANAR

Prelude to Axanar features some well known actors portraying both new and familiar characters in the Star Trek universe.

Richard Hatch as Kharn, the Klingon Supreme Commander
Richard Hatch as Kharn, the Klingon Supreme Commander
Michael Hogan As Captain Robert April
Michael Hogan As Captain Robert April
JG Hertzler as Captain Samuel Travis
JG Hertzler as Captain Samuel Travis
Gary Graham as Soval, Vulcan Ambassador to the Federation
Gary Graham as Soval, Vulcan Ambassador to the Federation

THE VISUAL EFFECTS OF AXANAR

Prelude to Axanar has the amazing talents of Tobias Richter, one of the top Visual Effects artists in the world.  What you have seen in our videos is all Tobias and his crew.

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PERKS

We want to give you great perks for your donations.  And so we reviewed what other projects have done and did better. We hope you will enjoy the perks we offer.  And please stay tuned for special offers we will be unveiling during the 30 days of this Kickstarter.

USS Ares patch.  Part of the $ 25 level.
USS Ares patch. Part of the $ 25 level.
You get a limited edition Soundtrack CD featuring the music of composer Alex Bornstein at the $ 35 level
You get a limited edition Soundtrack CD featuring the music of composer Alex Bornstein at the $ 35 level
Prelude to Axanar DVD / Blu-Ray
Prelude to Axanar DVD / Blu-Ray
USS Ares T-Shirt (Back)
USS Ares T-Shirt (Back)
USS Ares T-Shirt (Front)
USS Ares T-Shirt (Front)

STRETCH GOALS

Prelude to Axanar can be made for as little as $ 10,000 but we would like to raise more to really blow you all out of the water!   So, we have two stretch goals set up:

$ 15,000  Stretch Goal –  If we reach $ 15,000, everyone who donates gets an Ares Class Development Project Uniform Patch.

Ares Class Development Patch
Ares Class Development Patch

$ 20,000  Stretch Goal –  If we reach $ 20,000, everyone who donates gets an exclusive Juan Ortiz “Axanar” digital movie poster.  Those who donated $ 75 or more will get a printed 11″ x 17″ version to go with their original Juan Ortiz poster perk.

Please make sure you check back for regular updates, which will also be posted to our Facebook page and website:

Star Trek: Axanar website

Star Trek: Axanar Facebook page

Star Trek: Axanar Twitter

Star Trek: Axanar You Tube Channel

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are always risks and challenges when making a film. These include unforeseen delays, actor cancellations and rescheduling, weather, location availability, equipment issues etc. However, we have a professional crew that has faced these challenges before. We are shooting this project first so we can develop our team, sharpen our processes and work out any kinks, before tackling our next film.

About Christopher Mulrooney

Founder and President of Trek To The Troops Served in the Army Nati0onal Guard for 9 years and US Army Reserves for 1.5 years. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004.
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