Crowd-funded film with Star Trek cast promises thrilling ride.
This past weekend at the Space City Comic Con, attendees were treated to the first look at 5th Passenger, an indie science fiction, thriller that was crowdfunded last year through Kickstarter. The film features a strong female lead, played by co-writer and producer Morgan Lariah, and stars numerous actors from the Star Trek universe.
“I’m really overwhelmed by the support we have received from the Star Trek, science fiction and horror communities,” commented Scott Baker, the film’s director and co-writer, “ so many people trusted us with their donations; we feel incredible pressure to not only spend the money wisely but also to create a fantastic film. Peoples’ reaction to the trailer so far has been nothing short of extraordinary.”
Not to be confused with the collection of quality Star Trek fan films out there, like Renegades and Axanarthat were funded through Kickstarter and IndieGoGo,5th Passenger is an original story idea that takes its cues from such sci-fi classics as Alien, The Thing, Event Horizon, and Moon. It does star many notable cast members from Star Trek and other genre films:
Tim Russ: Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager
Marina Sirtis: Counselor Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Doug Jones: Pan from Pan’s Labyrinth, Abe Sapien from Hellboy…
Armin Shimerman: Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principle Snyder from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Manu Intiraymi: Icheb from Star Trek: Voyager
Hana Hatae: Molly O’Brien from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The film is still in post production and no release date is yet available but the teaser trailer can be viewed on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/-XBO6EVuWNY
Updates on the film’s status can be found on their website www.5thPassenger.com or Facebook page www.Facebook.com/5thPassenger