Newly rediscovered 1967 STAR TREK FAN FILM used actual TUNICS from the Paramount set! (interview with ALAN WHITE)

In my first-ever Fan Film Factor blog from 2016, I credited PARAGON’S PARAGON as the generally-accepted first “major” Star Trek fan film. It was made back in 1974. But even in that blog, I mentioned “…that the earliest Star Trek fan films dated back to when the original series was still playing on first-run broadcast TV on … Continue reading “Newly rediscovered 1967 STAR TREK FAN FILM used actual TUNICS from the Paramount set! (interview with ALAN WHITE)”

INTERLUDE GoFundMe tops $18,000…nearing the goal!

It wasn’t long ago that I was fearing, even assuming, that the GoFundMe campaign for my Axanar Universe fan film INTERLUDE would fall far short of its $19.5K goal. And so my directors and I created a “point of no return” minimum budget of $13.5K that would guarantee us being able to shoot in November. … Continue reading “INTERLUDE GoFundMe tops $18,000…nearing the goal!”

AXACON weekend through Jonathan’s eyes… (part 2)

Click here for a summary of Day One of Axacon. As for Day Two, I can sum it up in just one word: WOW!  It was unquestionably one of the craziest but most fun times I’ve ever had at any Trek convention (big or small).  As I did yesterday, this will be a “deep dive” into … Continue reading “AXACON weekend through Jonathan’s eyes… (part 2)”

THE FALL OF STARBASE ONE – the latest Trek Fan Film from AUSTRALIA!

AARON VANDERKLEY is a wonder from down under!  When some fans began complaining that the guidelines‘ limit of 15 minutes for a fan film wasn’t long enough to tell a compelling story, Aaron proved them wrong by doing it in less than HALF that time! Aaron’s first Trek fan film Needs of the Many, (only six … Continue reading “THE FALL OF STARBASE ONE – the latest Trek Fan Film from AUSTRALIA!”

2017 Star Trek fan film YEAR IN REVIEW!

“Why are you even bothering with this blog?” one anonymous poster wrote to me a little over a year ago. “Star Trek fan films will all be gone soon, even your precious Axanar, and you’ll have nothing left to write about!” Well, I’m still here…and so are Star Trek fan films! (And I really hope … Continue reading “2017 Star Trek fan film YEAR IN REVIEW!”

INDIE FILM FESTIVALS are starting to add a NEW category: FAN FILMS!

While studios like Paramount, CBS, Warner Brothers, Disney, Fox, and others try to figure out what to do about fan films, Independent Film Festivals already have a solution: CREATE SPECIAL CATEGORIES FOR THEM! Up until recently, if you were a Star Trek fan film, your options were pretty limited when it came to entering your … Continue reading “INDIE FILM FESTIVALS are starting to add a NEW category: FAN FILMS!”

The BEST TWO Trek fan films you’ve NEVER seen! (interview with AARON VANDERKLEY, Part 2)

Last week, we met AARON VANDERKLEY, the Australian filmmaker behind the two excellent Trek fan films, NEEDS OF THE MANY and THE DERELICT.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Media degree, majoring in Screen Production, with minors in both Scriptwriting and Screen Acting, the 24-year-old Aaron went on to do film production professionally in Western Australia. … Continue reading “The BEST TWO Trek fan films you’ve NEVER seen! (interview with AARON VANDERKLEY, Part 2)”