Farragut Films stretches beyond the studio into the academic world. U.S. Army SGT Kolleen Elsberry with the Defense Information School (DINFOS) located on Fort Meade, Maryland contacted us to participate in an important course. Kolleen has been taking the Basic Combat Correspondence Course, roughly a 4+ month class focusing on journalism, communications and media. She and her classmates selected “Starship Farragut” to be the subject of their human interest story/class project. Kollen is a friend and “battle buddy’ to Peter Christian who also graduated from the same course last month and referred Kolleen. For those that may not be familiar with Peter Christian, he was an Associate Producer and Costumer for another fan film project called, Star Trek – Of Gods and Men.
This mini-documentary features interviews with Holly Bednar and myself — and provides just a small glimpse into costume creation and some of the props used in Starship Farragut and in some cases, Star Trek Continues.
Many topics discussed in the two days of filming were cut only to meet Kolleen’s project requirements. However, we acknowledged the talented and creative people who help and support Starship Farragut. Those folks mentioned in the context of their areas were: Mike Bednar, Vic Mignogna, Matt Bucy, Ralph Miller, Michael Struck, Jack Marshall, Greg Greene, Royal Weaver, Sam Rooks, Hetoreyn and Dan Scanlan. Those related to wardrobe specifically called out are also acknowledged here (no order of priority) – Ginger Holley, Eve Gidion, Nancy Heyl, Kim Haas, Christine Boyer, Michael Cowart, Christine Jefferies, Amanda Hamilton, Dean Rogers and Teresa Eick. When I got the DVD documentary from Kolleen, I asked her what her ‘take-away’ from doing this project – her reply:
“Seeing all the work and behind-the-scenes passion that goes into this project is amazing to me. It’s clear that everyone’s heart and soul is vested into this project.”
Special thanks to Kolleen Elsberry and the rest of her military classmates – UASF SSGT Adam Keele, ARMY Private Victoria Eckert, USAF Airman Madison Silvestor that worked on this mini-documentary. With Farragut Films rolling up on its 10th year anniversary, we’ll likely be working to produce a full-length documentary to celebrate and highlight the contributions of our entire team. Look out for “STARSHIP FARRAGUT – The First 10 Years” coming soon!