Since inception, Farragut Films and NEO f/x has worked successfully over the last eight years to produce the Starship Farragut web series (live action and animated episodes).
Folks that are familiar with Starship Farragut know that we don't typically solicit for donations other than exhibiting at conventions where we provide complimentary DVDs of our work, as well as promotional items, autographed memorabilia and costume swatches - all free. With the expenses associated with the Farragut Films Studio 2 facility, the costs to also put forth the films are quite considerate - hence this fundraising campaign.
We’re looking to generate funds to cover ONLY the expenses associated with filming and post-production work with NEO f/x. This includes travel expenses of key crew personnel, lodging, catering, special camera-related equipment, and other miscellaneous costs associated with the shoot. We are not asking for funds to pay for the sets, wardrobe, props, and studio costs (e.g., electric, utilities).
Why give? We believe that the Starship Farragut project is unique and important to the Star Trek film community because we offer original storytelling based in the universe of Star Trek, but without the iconic characters of STAR TREK. We go to great lengths and expense to make the sets and costumes as accurate and to what they looked like almost 50 years ago on the Paramount lot. As our slogan suggests, we're doing our part to make, "CLASSIC TREK...NOW!"
Farragut Films also has a proven track record of following through and producing each film in a timely manner, to date – we have released six live action films and two animated episodes. Our second film, “For Want of a Nail” won Best Fan Film at the Wrath of Con Film Festival in Panama City, Florida in 2008 and our fourth film, “A Rock and a Hard Place” won the same award the following year.
We abide by ethical and honorable values, including the guiding principle that everyone regardless of position is valuable to the production. To elaborate further on our values, since inception ---- we have always executed on the following three objectives:
If you are a cast member, you get a highly accurate and tailored Starfleet uniform or costume that is yours to keep upon completion of filming. If you're working behind-the-scenes, you will get embroidered polos, t-shirts and/or ball caps.
During filming, we will make sure you are fed - everyone likes to eat!
We go to great effort to make sure everyone is credited properly in the film and that every volunteer receives a professionally-made DVD of the work they helped to create.
We’re the only film group that does all three objectives; since we cannot pay folks for their time and contributions, it's the least we can do. Fellowship, film-making and family, it's what 'Farragut' is all about.