My INTERLUDE GoFundMe launches with $1,600 in just 6 hours!

Wow! I launched the GoFundMe campaign for my Axanar Universe fan film INTERLUDE during the rescheduled livecast of this week’s Axanar Confidential. Then I headed out to have dinner with a good friend and watch episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and The Last Kingdom. After dinner but before geeking out in front of the TV, I showed my friend the YouTube “commercial” I posted for Interlude

He was curious how much we’d raised so far. I joked that it’d only been about two and a half hours, only 70 people had watched the podcast live, and we really hadn’t started the heavy promotion yet. Nevertheless, I pulled out my cell phone and checked: $420. Not bad, I thought…even though $100 of that came from me as the first donation.

But when I returned home three hours later (just a few minutes ago as I write this), I was shocked to see the total had jumped to $1,620! And this included an anonymous $1,000 donation (whoever you are, I love you—thank you so much!). Actually, I want to thank everyone who has donated so far, from a $5 donation from my dear friends ALEX & SARAH ROSENZWEIG to a $100 donation from CLAUDE FRANCIS DOZIERE in Italy (who will be the costume consultant for Axanar) to a $250 donation from a fellow named JT KLAMER, whom I’m not sure I know yet, but I’d sure like to. To you five and the other half dozen donors so far, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

But there’s still a long road to get from here to there…which is my ultimate goal of $19,500. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to be publishing a LOT of blogs about Interlude to keep up interest and excitement in the project. These will include features, interviews, a couple of videos, some editorials, and the seven pages of the short comic book story I wrote that Interlude is based on.

I am also planning to continue to cover the larger world of fan films. After all, that’s what this blog is all about! Already, I have an audio interview with MARC ZICREE of SPACE COMMAND coming on Thursday, another audio interview with the show-runners of DREADNOUGHT DOMINION the following week, a sneak peek at VANCE MAJOR’s upcoming series THE CONSTAR CHRONICLES, and the first new STALLED TREK animated puppet parody in more the three years.

So no, it’s not going to be “all Interlude all the time,” and yes, it is going to be a VERY busy summer for Jonathan!

And I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Please consider making a donation to my crowd-funder for Interlude, or at least please share the link below…

https://www.gofundme.com/interlude

8 thoughts on “My INTERLUDE GoFundMe launches with $1,600 in just 6 hours!”

  1. Missed last night’s “Axanar Confidential” launch of the fundraiser, but contributed this morning. Good luck, Jonathan!

    1. Thank you so much, Catherine! I am so touched that the donations are coming in from so many people so quickly. Granted, I realize it’s a marathon and not a sprint, but it’s so much nicer to wake up the next morning after launch to find $2,000 rather than just $420. 🙂

      I am going to make you all an amazing fan film. No, scratch that. WE are going to make you all an amazing fan film!

  2. Congrats on the film. I look forward to seeing what you put out.

    One question. What will happen with the props and costumes that are made with this film? Will we have the chance to get them after filming?

    1. Well, there don’t need to be any props, as it happens. If we have leftover patches and enough funds to mail them out, we’ll share those with donors.

      As for the uniforms, those go into the closet first to be saved for future Axanar Universe fan films. It’d be nice to save $5,000 from my next budget! 🙂

      If there aren’t any more Axanar Universe fan films, I’ll likely donate them to another fan film maker. I don’t want to sell them, as that creates the impression of making a profit from my fan film…and offering physical perks is a no-no. Them’s da rules!

  3. What’s the story about? I watched the pitch video but if you said I missed it. 🙁

    1. Believe it or not, Cailin, you’ll be able to see the whole story–or not, if you don’t want spoilers–over the next 7 weeks as I release the 7-page comic book version one page at a time!

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