The long-awaited fan film PACIFIC 201 has nearly completed principle photography, but there have been some unexpected delays and challenges that have pushed things back and strained the project’ available funding. Now on the cusp of finishing the filming of all the scripted scenes, the production is faced with the cost of moving their sets out of the warehouse that was being leased and into a new facility. Moving will require $1,000…and the funds are needed quickly.
Pacific 201 still has an active Indiegogo page up, with $30,685 as I type this. If you can spare anything—even just a little—it’ll make a BIG difference…
With physical sets and well-designed costumes, profession actors, and some awesome visual effects, Pacific 201 will be the first fan film (or any Star Trek film, for that matter) to cover the period smack dab in between the end of the Enterprise NX-01 era and the beginning of the Enterprise NCC-1701 era.
The time of Pacific 201 is the turn of the 23rd century, 40 years after the founding of the United Federation of Planets. It’s a critical period for Earth, still reeling from the horrors of the Romulan War but just beginning to emerge from fear and paranoia with a tentative first step back into the exploring of strange new worlds.
To encourage donations, writer/director ERIC HENRY has released this new 3-minute vignette filmed on the bridge set of the Pacific NCC-201. Enjoy…and PLEASE DONATE!
Last week, I told you about the new crowd-funded independent Deep Space Nine documentary WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND, which set a goal of $150K and is about to cross the $300K threshold in less than a week…and that’s fantastic! But there’s another VERY deserving crowd-funded fan project whose donation total isn’t climbing nearly as quickly…and that’s a shame.
PACIFIC 201 promises to be one of the most original, most intriguing, and (dare I say it?) most ENGAGING Star Trek fan films to come along in quite a while. The first fan film (or any Star Trek film, for that matter) to cover the period smack dab in the middle between the end of Enterprise and the beginning of TOS, the time period of Pacific 201 is the turn of the 23rd century, 40 years after the founding of the United Federation of Planets. It’s a critical period for Earth, still reeling from the horrors of the Romulan War but just beginning to emerge from fear and paranoia with a tentative first step back into the exploring of strange new worlds.
With physical sets and well-designed costumes, real actors, and some awesome visual effects, Pacific 201 looks like it could easily justify the $50K crowd-funding limit set forth the in new guidelines. So far, their Indiegogo campaign stands at “only” $27,327. They can raise another $23K, people…and we can all help them get there! I just now put another $25 into the project, doubling my previous donation from last November. Can you match me?
If everyone who reads this blog will match my $25 donation, show-runner Eric Henry will easily make his $50K goal to keep his studio open and finish production. But hey, even $10 from each reader translate to $10K.
Fans have been waiting for PACIFIC 201with an eagerness and anticipation that has only been matched a few times in fan film history. Renegades, Horizon, and Axanar (to name a small few) were also sensations long before they had very much to actually show on YouTube. And when they finally released full trailers, well, fans went wild.
Now it’s Pacific 201‘s turn to dazzle and excite!
For the last year or so, fans have been teased with a glimpse of what Pacific 201 will be. The year is 2200, forty years after the Romulan War, and Earth is still hesitant to trust the galaxy. The desire to explore space faded during the first few years of the NX program, helped along by the Xindi and Romulans, and was replaced with fear and trepidation about seeking out new life and new civilizations. But now Earth is just beginning to shake off its post-traumatic paranoia, and the starship Pacific NCC-201 is the first vessel in decades to head out with scientists aboard alongside Starfleet military. Can humanity conquer its fears and truly embrace its destiny among the stars?
Pacific 201 raised $26,000 during a Kickstarter back in 2015. And then it raised another $26,000 in an Indiegogo campaign from early this past summer. That campaign had a goal of only $20,000, and having topped the goal, it is still active as an “in demand” status…meaning Pacific 201 can continue to collect donations.
This fan production was originally set to film in a warehouse facility being donated to them for free. But sadly, that offer is no longer available. They’ve acquired use of a new facility, but it will now cost them to film there. So Pacific 201 is endeavoring to raise additional funds through their Indiegogo page. Trust me, you’re gonna want to go there and make a donation after you watch their new teaser video below…