FINALISTS announced for the 2019 BJO AWARDS!

Each year at the annual TREKLANTA convention in Atlanta, GA, the Star Trek fan film community holds its version of the Academy Awards. But instead of Oscars, ours are called Bjos, named after legendary fan BJO TRIMBLE, who is credited with having saved Star Trek from cancellation back in 1968. This will be the fifth … Continue reading “FINALISTS announced for the 2019 BJO AWARDS!”

Did CARLOS PEDRAZA just cost my fan film an extra $2,000?

Okay, it’s not what you think! Sure, CARLOS PEDRAZA and I have seldom seen eye-to-eye on most things (although we both think the Tardigrade lawsuit is ridiculous and should be thrown out of court…but I digress). However, good advice can come in many sizes, shapes, and packages. And after I published my projected $18,800 budget … Continue reading “Did CARLOS PEDRAZA just cost my fan film an extra $2,000?”

Who will DIRECT my STAR TREK fan film?

“But I really want to direct…” That sentence has become a true Hollywood cliche, spoken by actors, writers, producers, editors, gaffers, grips, VFX guys, sound FX guys, accountants, caterers, Uber drivers, and Starbaucks baristas. In this town, it seems like everybody “really wants to direct.” Not me, though. I don’t know the first thing about … Continue reading “Who will DIRECT my STAR TREK fan film?”

TREKLANTA announces BJO AWARDS qualifying fan films!

While Star Trek fan films might have a small presence at certain independent conventions, and while a few film festivals now feature categories for “fan films” to enter, there remains only one annual convention dedicated to Star Trek and Star Trek fan films: TREKLANTA. Treklanta will be taking place over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) … Continue reading “TREKLANTA announces BJO AWARDS qualifying fan films!”

Now crowd-funding: “TO HAVE BOLDLY GONE” – a unique fan film from a unique fan! (interview with LARRY FLEMING)

Okay, now that you guys have stepped up to help fund the Avalon Universe fan film “Demons,” as well as Neutral Zone Studios and Ares Studios…guess what? Yep, another fan project needs your help! This time, it’s a very unique production from a very unique fan. LARRY FLEMING has been working in the world of … Continue reading “Now crowd-funding: “TO HAVE BOLDLY GONE” – a unique fan film from a unique fan! (interview with LARRY FLEMING)”

Major CONTROVERSY for NEUTRAL ZONE STUDIOS in Kingsland, GA – the bad, ugly, and the good…

Over this past weekend, two fan films that were scheduled to shoot on the TOS sets at NEUTRAL ZONE STUDIOS in Kingsland, GA (formerly used by Star Trek Continues and Starship Farragut), made major announcements based on some unexpected new pricing policies implemented by the studio at the last minute. It wasn’t pretty. Previously, Neutral … Continue reading “Major CONTROVERSY for NEUTRAL ZONE STUDIOS in Kingsland, GA – the bad, ugly, and the good…”

STAGE 9 STUDIOS is now THE NEUTRAL ZONE…and its PATREON has hit WARP SPEED!

After STAR TREK CONTINUES completed its run of eleven amazing fan films shot on an awesome array of TOS sets, those sets sat unused in an industrial space in Kingsland, GA for many months. The sets were subsequently purchased by avid Trekker (and really nice guy!) RAY TESI, who renamed the facility STAGE 9 STUDIOS. … Continue reading “STAGE 9 STUDIOS is now THE NEUTRAL ZONE…and its PATREON has hit WARP SPEED!”

List of Fan Films (newest blogs first)

Articles and interviews spotlighting the fantastic world of fan films and the fascinating folks who make them. Viewing log entries: NEWEST FIRST                 Click to View:   Alphabetically     or     By Rating STARSHIP FARRAGUT, Part 1 (2004 to 2007) STARSHIP FARRAGUT, Part 2 (2008 to 2010) STARSHIP FARRAGUT, Part 3 (2011 to 2016) STARSHIP FARRAGUT – “Homecoming” … Continue reading “List of Fan Films (newest blogs first)”

List of Fan Films (alphabetically)

Articles and interviews spotlighting the fantastic world of fan films and the fascinating folks who make them. Viewing log entries: ALPHABETICALLY                 Click to View:   Newest First      or     By Rating THE VERY BEST OF STAR TREK FAN FILMS (special video) Created by Fan Film Factor blogger  JONATHAN LANE, this special video compilation features clips from … Continue reading “List of Fan Films (alphabetically)”