Starship Farragut, an independent film project based on the original series of Star Trek, announced the hosting of an Open House Event on April 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM at its new filming studio just off the corner of Church and Osborne Streets in St. Marys, Georgia. This event is open to the general public and will be a great opportunity to mingle with the cast and crew of Starship Farragut, as well as other fans and enthusiasts from all over the country and be among the first to see Farragut Films’ new soundstage and sets. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with VIPs of the Historic St. Marys’ community and set tours of the Starship Farragut. Attendees will be able to stand in the transporter room, sit in the Captain’s chair or at the Helm/Navigation console, climb aboard the shuttlecraft, walk into a turbolift, and sneak into the Captain’s quarters. There will be photo opportunities and autographs with the actors, so bring your cameras. Refreshments will be available for a nominal donation to help defray costs.
In addition to the media and press being at the event, we have confirmed attendance of Star Trek celebrity, Leslie Hoffman. A self-described, “Original Trekkie,” she has worked as a stuntwoman in Hollywood for over 30 years, and has worked on both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Voyager. The attendance of other Star Trek celebrities still being confirmed as of the date of this official statement.
The producers of Starship Farragut would like to acknowledge the contributions of Bill Gross of W.H. Gross Construction Company, Kimberly Watson of Prudential Magnolia Realty, the Town of St. Marys, and the donations of many of our fans, all of whom have had a hand in making this possible.
For anyone traveling to St. Marys from out of the area, there are many local accommodations that are very reasonably priced including some very clean and comfortable cabins at Crooked River State Park, which is only five miles away from the studio where the open house is being held. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there are numerous comfortable, affordable places in St. Marys and Kingsland all within a ten mile radius of the studio’s location. If you are flying in to the area, St. Marys is only a 30 minute drive from the Jacksonville airport (JAX), going north on I-95. For INFO, please visit: http://www.stmaryswelcome.com/.
Help usher in a new and exciting era and for all who support Farragut Films. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Holly Bednar at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much advanced notice as possible. For those in the media who wish to attend for possible news coverage, please contact John Broughton at email@example.com for getting on the press list. Press badges will be available to those in the media, and they will be allowed exclusive access to view Starship Farragut being filming on Saturday, April 18th (closed set for the general public).
Last year, Starship Farragut’s second film, “For Want of a Nail” won “Best Fan Film of 2008″ at the Wrath of Con film festival in Panama City Beach, Florida. Recently, the third and fourth film efforts, “Just Passing Through” and “A Rock and a Hard Place” were debuted at the University of Maryland’s Hoff Theater. With Stage I of set construction completed, Stage II of set construction (a full 360 degree bridge set) will be completed prior to 12/31/09. The project’s fifth and next episodic film will begin pre-production this fall with filming in early 2010 timeframe. In addition, NEO f/x’s production of Starship Farragut – The Animated Episodes will be released in the first half of 2009 and features the voices of the Farragut crew in addition to well-known Star Trek guest stars, such as Tim Russ, Chase Masterson, and Chris Doohan (son of James “Scotty” Doohan). The project’s films may be downloaded free at www.starshipfarragut.com.