Hollywood visionaries start a new Sci-Fi franchise from scratch with a little help from their fans.
Stars and producers to appear on panel at Comic-Con on Friday, July 13th from 8:30 – 9:30pm (rooms 5AB), to discuss how Kickstarter.com is instrumental in their film-making process.
Space Command, a new and original feature film series from Award-Winning writer/producer Marc Scott Zicree, Oscar and Emmy-Award Winner Doug Drexler and Digital Film Pioneer Neil Johnson and is the first-ever series to be supported by crowd-funding site Kickstarter will appear before its fans Comic-Con 2012.
At this one-of-a-kind panel Sci Fi enthusiasts and film geeks alike will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a film into production and how the support of a crowd-funding site like Kick Starter can help surge interest and funds. On Friday July 13 from 8:30-9:30pm their producers of Space Command will present their star-studded panel Space Command: Bold Adventures In The Far Reaches Of Space.
The panel will feature Science Fiction Legends Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone Companion, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity’s End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman-The Animated Series), and Ian McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) where they will premiere original footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Film stars Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity’s End) Christina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages) and Amber Benson (Buffy) will be on hand to discuss their roles in the film. Special guest Cindy Au, from Kickstarter will also appear on the panel.
The visionary team will offer fans a sneak peek at the original Character design, along with producer David Raiklen’s extended version of the existing VFX trailer. The film and its score are inspired by heroic science fiction of the 50s. The film is currently in pre-production where its Award Winning production team is currently crafting original space costumes and space ships. Production will take place in October 2012 and the film will be released in a multi-platform manner: DVD, Bluray, digital download with DVD and Video on Demand.
The credibility of the project itself is resulting in a great deal of support from the Hollywood Community. Leaders in the Sci-Fi genre including Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, Lost) Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Dr. Who, Coraline), Glen Mazzara (Waking Dead) , David Brin (leading author), Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) have shown their support and have boosted the project into the mainstream media.
“We are thrilled to have the support from so many of our friends in Hollywood,” said Zicree. “A number of leading writers, producers and directors in the sci-fi world are working on the project, and we are also excited to have stars from DEEP SPACE NINE, VOYAGER, BUFFY, BABYLON 5, PAN’S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY. Additionally we will have special effects artists and designers from STAR WARS, THE AVENGERS, JOHN CARTER, HARRY POTTER, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and more.”
Space Command’s Kickstarter campaign closes on July 14th.
About Space Command
Space Command is a unique foray into the world of film-making. Financed entirely by fans and backers via Kickstarter, the program represents a new approach to science fiction – one that brings back the optimistic outlook of humankind’s future and the thrill and adventure of space travel and exploration. You can learn more about Space Command by visiting www.spacecommandmovie.com
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