Donor Fulfillment Update – April 18, 2015



Axanar’s Director of Fulfillment, Diana Kingsbury, brings us all an update on the fulfillment of perks for both the Prelude to Axanar fundraiser — which is very close to being completed — and the first feature fundraiser.

Update from Fulfillment HQ: “Prelude to Axanar” Donors:

I’m pleased to announce some great news on the Fulfillment front… we’re getting VERY close to being able to fulfill the last of the “Prelude to Axanar” Kickstarter perks!

After some expected and unexpected holdups—interruptions ranging from the need for many of us to work around paid jobs, deal with family issues, and fit in other commitments, plus the inherent difficulties involved with timing and communications when professionals from around the world collaborate on a complex project—we can finally say that all jobs are now pretty much in the can.

The digital download of “Prelude to Axanar”, in stunning HD resolution, is just about ready to roll. The gorgeous illustrated script should be uploaded any day, now. (Both of these projects involved UNBELIEVABLE amounts of work—“blood, sweat, and tears” wouldn’t be an understatement, here—but each will be well-worth all of our work, and all of your patience. :))

In addition, the soundtrack CD for “Prelude to Axanar” (brilliantly scored by Alex Bornstein) and the final cut for the Special Edition “Prelude to Axanar” DVD and Blu-ray (complete with special features available nowhere else) are heading off to the printers. What this means, of course, is that once we receive the disks, we can work on getting them—and the rest of the perks—sent out!

(As promised earlier, I will be shipping out the international packages—which we’ve held off shipping until they were complete—from the original Kickstarter FIRST. After those are all on their way, the CDs and DVDs/Blu-rays owed to the stateside original KS donors [most of whom have already received their other perks] will then ship. Lastly, the perks kits for everyone who purchased a retroactive “Prelude to Axanar” donor package, either through the Donor Store or via Paypal donations, will ship out.)

You guys are gonna LOVE this stuff. 🙂

Update from Fulfillment HQ: “Axanar” Donors:

As we’ve been finding out every day since the original project began, every step in the process of making an independent, studio-quality production takes both more TIME and more MONEY than anyone ever anticipates. That said, we would ABSOLUTELY rather take more time (and spend more money, within reason) to make a FABULOUS film, than shortchanging any part of it, and having only something mediocre to show at the end.

So, we’ve said all along that we would be holding off on shipping any of the “Axanar” perks until the movie was finished, which means donors to “Axanar” will be waiting until next year to receive their goodies. That doesn’t mean we’re going to be forgetting about our “Axanar” donors in the meantime, though… just the opposite!

In fact, Alec has been pressuring me to send you all your patches from the Axanar Kickstarter since we just got 7 boxes of them in!  And they are spectacular.  So we may well be shipping these patches off starting beginning of May.

As far as keeping you informed, we’ve been rolling out new online content on a daily basis—with even more fun stuff yet to come!—to keep all of you “in-the-know” with exactly where we are in the process… what we’ve been doing, what we’re thinking, new stuff we’re planning, and how the magic happens. Hopefully, you’re enjoying following along as much as we’re enjoying sharing the experience with you. 🙂

(And, you never know. There just may be a surprise MINI-shipment over the summer… so stay tuned and stay excited. ;))

Peace, Love, & Axanar
~Diana Kingsbury


  • Lee Benjamin says:

    FANtastic news! Thank you so much for all the updates and the awesome commitment to quality!

  • John Carr says:

    Thank you for the detailed update. Very much appreciated ! John Carr

  • Steve Dixon says:

    Thanks for the update!

  • I appreciate everything you fine folks do. I appreciate to info. When will the feature film kickstarter begin I’d like to get in on that a.s.a.p. I want to keep you fine folks going with what I can.

    Keep up the great work.

  • Emilio says:

    A suggestion.

    As you are going to ship the Prelude International perks, AND the Axanar proper patch, why don’t you combine them for those that participated in both KickStarters, if this doesn’t create too much additional work for you?

  • Paul Janssens says:

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious !!!
    And I’m with Emilio’s idea … of course, you guys in your infinite wisdom have thought of it too, so if it’s possible you’d do that. IF it’s possible …

    Thanks for all the hard work and Trek on !

  • Ronald D. Hearn says:

    Tyvm Ms. Diana and Axanar it’s really great and Anticipation is getting the best of me but wonderful news for sure, again Tyvm Minion to the end, Ronald D Hearn 🙂

  • Michael Hindman says:

    After checking the list against the email and what has been sent out, the only thing I see outstanding, and not mentioned is the Tunic that some of the donors are owed. I am assuming that those will need to be held until after Axanar is completed as they will be used by the cast members?


  • Edward Cox says:

    Thanks for the update and all you do to make Axanar into a great movie and experience for us all. When the day comes and it indeed is on that 60 inch LED TV. I’ll be proud to have been a part of it. Thanks to you and Alex for keeping us on course.

  • K. de Jong says:

    Since I donated (through PayPal) I received no news about anything per email so I check the website time and again. Don’t know if this is normal or whatso-ever since Axanar is the first donation I made through PayPal for a movie.

    I’d like to say that the Perks are really nice, dvd going to be great. and this is going to be an awesome movie!! Thanks!

    • Lee Benjamin says:

      Everything should be fine. You can send questions to support@startrekaxanar.com. The crew is working on finishing up the “Prelude to Axanar” DVD & BluRay which should be going to production this week. If you donated to the first “Axanar” campaign those will come out later. Of course any DVD or BluRay of it will have to wait till it’s actually made. 🙂 They plan to start principal photography in October with release of “Axanar” the first or second quarter of 2016. That will depend on how post-production goes. Remember that with only a very few exceptions, Axanar is being made while everyone has real jobs that put food on the table. As seen in “Prelude”, a quality product takes time. 🙂

  • Loken says:

    K. de Jong. If you donate by Paypal, you have to generally check out the weekly updates on the Kickstarter itself here:


    Or check out our website as I post a daily Captain’s Log with information. We just started an email list and will be emailing update as well from now on,


  • K. de Jong says:

    Thank you for the replies, I’ll be keeping an eye out then, it’s gonna be awesome!!