About Axanar Productions
AXANAR is a ground breaking independent film that proves the idea that a studio doesn’t need millions of dollars to produce a sci-fi feature with big-budget production values.
The story of Garth of Izar (from ST:TOS’s “Whom Gods Destroy”), is one writer/ producer Alec Peters first wrote 25 years ago. But it wasn’t until 5 years ago, after being invited to play Garth in the Star Trek fan film “New Voyages”, did Alec turn the story into a screenplay.
But AXANAR was not destined to be a typical “fan” film. Peters, a veteran entrepreneur and a 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner, decided that if he was going to produce his screenplay, it needed to raise the bar
in every sense: writing, acting, music, special effects and editing.
So Peters, a resident of Southern California, set out to recruit a team of experienced filmmakers from the Hollywood film-making community. Their initial work, seen in the short, proof-of- concept PRELUDE TO AXANAR has caught the attention of Star Trek fans around the world, and includes notables such as X-Men director Brian Singer , actor Ben Stiller, and Star Trek director Adam Nimoy as fans..
AXANAR has connected with Star Trek fans who want to see something new and innovative that honors the franchise they grewupwithandthefinancialsupportof those fans have raise over $750,000 to help bring this dream to life.
“If hundreds of thousands of fans are willing to watch fan films that recreate the original series, then I think there is a huge appetite for something new, original and professionally made,” says Peters.
Pre-production is underway and AXANAR is scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles in November of 2015 with a tentative release in spring/summer of 2016.