We always laugh when you, our loyal donors, post that image. So, thanks for not only donating, but making me laugh and letting us know we are doing a good job. Things like this, and your emails and posts, make us want to do more and more for you. And so, this next fundraising campaign is going to be our best yet! In the past you have funded first Prelude to Axanar (to the tune of $101,000) and then Ares Studios, our set building and pre-production (to the tune of $638,000). Now it is time to start funding the production of Axanar itself!
So, this July 8th the next crowdfunding campaign for Axanar launches. And we have some amazing new perks for you and new programs.
If you were a donor in the last Kickstarter, you will remember that the money we raised there was going to building the studio, retrofitting it, building sets and pre-production. What we got for all your donations was the very infrastructure to make Star Trek for years to come: Ares Studios. And Axanar is just the first of many Star Trek projects. The kind of Star Trek you want!
Now, we are ready to start production this fall, and our next fundraising campaign will be for that. We have a pretty ambitious script and some of the best people in Hollywood working behind the scenes. One of the most important, Line Producer Mike DeMeritt, has been working on the budget. With 11 years on Star Trek, having worked through Voyager and Enterprise, Mike knows his stuff.
So, over the next two weeks we are going to release the “Axanar Annual Report”, a detailed accounting of how we are operating, where your money has gone, what the actual expenses are, and everything you need and want to know about Axanar and Ares Studios. We want you to feel totally informed and know that we are accountable to you, our donors.
So, stay tuned and start saving your money. Oh, here are a few glimpses of perks:
ULTIMATE PATCH COLLECTION – $ 100
1) 3 Patches from the Prelude Kickstarter (Ares, Ares Class Development, Fifth Fleet)
2) 3 patches from the First Axanar Kickstarter (First Fleet, Second Fleet, Third Fleet)
3) 3 patches from this campaign (Fourth Fleet, USS Ajax, USS Hercules)
4) Starfleet Procurement, Starfleet Disaster Response Patches.
11 patches in all!
VOICEMAIL GREETING – $ 350
The actor of your choice will record your voice mail greeting!
PRODUCTION CLAPPER – $ 1,000
An actual, production-used clapper. Custom made for the Axanar shoot and featuring a full-color image from Axanar, this clapper will be signed by the principle crew, including Director Rob Burnett and Exec. Producer Alec Peters, as well as the Director of Photography and all the key crew.
There will also be the First Day of Production version shown above, but that one will be limited to 10 and 3 are already taken!
Because we know money is sometimes tight, you can now pay for any perk of $ 75 or more over two months! Just PayPal us 1/3 and pay the rest in two more payments of 1/3 every 30 days! Diana will be handling this program, so contact her with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org.