Oh, man! Things are looking SO amazing for the upcoming movie-era Star Trek fan film FARRAGUT FORWARD, from showrunner JOHN BROUGHTON and director JOHNNY K. Before the launch of their Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign last year, they wowed fans with this awesome trailer for a sequel to the long-running and beloved fan series STARSHIP FARRAGUT…
That campaign managed to take in more than $33K in donations as of last April, and since it exceeded its original stated goal of $30K, the campaign qualified for InDemand status, meaning that more donations could be collected. And so you can still donate a few bucks (or more) yourself by clicking here:
In the ten months since the campaign went into InDemand status, Farragut Forward pulled in an additional $2,810 dollars, bringing the total to nearly $36K! But John and Johnny want to push that number all the way up to $50K, the maximum limit set by the fan film guidelines.
Can they do it?
Well, once thing that will certainly help them is the following behind-the-scenes video that they just released showing some of the jaw-dropping progress they’ve made so far. Take a look…
Now are you ready to donate (possibly donate again)? If so, here’s that link just in case you missed it…
Oh, wait, you probably want to know what all of this extra money is going to pay for, right? After all, they already raised so much. Why do they need even more?
Conveniently for you, I asked Johnny K. that same question! And this was his answer…
All additional money raised will continue to go to things like set construction, making what’s already high-quality even better, and allowing for additional sets/rooms that we’d like to include in our story. It will also help cover travel and logistics costs for our climactic third act, which will be BIG!
In addition to the above video scenes in the corridors and sickbay of the USS Farragut, they’ve also completed filming the brig and lab scenes on board the Klingon bird-of-prey. Here are some screen grabs that were shared on social media showing the quality of those sets and costumes…
Three shoots remain in order to complete principal photography later this year, and one of them will be on the BRIDGE, which is still under construction. The available budget will determine how much of that bridge can be built. Obviously, I ‘d love to see a full 360-degree bridge—or as close to that as possible!—so I just dropped another twenty bucks into the hat.
If you want to do likewise, well, let’s bring that Indiegogo link back for another encore, shall we…?
And as always, even if you can’t afford to support a fan film crowd-funding campaign yourself, word-of-mouth is a priceless gift you can give to spread the Indiegogo hyperlink and the video(s). As you can see, even Captain Marko Ramius of the Red October is promoting this campaign…
2 thoughts on “FARRAGUT FORWARD is shooting for the big FIVE-OH of crowd-funding!”
This looks like a interesting concept, well thoughout and detailed. Unfortunately, AP has forever ruined and tainted the fan film fundraising efforts, at least in the star trek space.
I don’t think the Associated Press is even aware of Star Trek fan films, Jim. But as far as crowd-funding goes, it’s been incredibly successful since the release of the guidelines in mid-2016…much more so that I ever expected! Heck, my own fan film “Interlude” took in $25K, and Farragut Forward is over $35K and climbing. The Romulan War, Trek Shorts, the Avalon Universe, and a few others have all easily managed to collect donations into the five-figure range. That is NOT chump change, Jim. Countless other Trek fan productions have raised into the healthy four-figure range.
No matter what you might have read in the Associated Press, Jim (and I’d love to see the link to the article if you have it), crowd-funding for Star Trek fan films appears to be alive and very much healthy nearly seven years post guidelines.
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