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Seeing is Believing – Spotlight on Kurt Carley

06/05/2013

For those that have seen Starship Farragut’s “The Price of Anything,” you will definitely remember the cloaked Romulan super-soldier in the film.  That memorable, yet “unseen” character was played by Kurt Carley.  Kurt is no stranger to the fan film genre, having played Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek New Voyages, as well as Lex Luthor in “World’s Finest.”  I first saw “World’s Finest many years ago and thought it was a real movie trailer!  For those that may not be familiar with it, here it is:

Anyway, some more information on Kurt:

Kurt Carley started playing monsters in the original off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horror’s in 1986 and knocked around doing various puppets for a NYC based puppet company. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles where he played Godzilla for the film of the same name for Roland Emmerich. Kurt has played numerous creatures and what not for films and television since then including: Lethal Weapon 4, Underworld 1, 2, and 3, The West Wing, Lady in the Water, Land of the Lost, Jack and Diane, The Today Show, various commercials, and the upcoming film Flight 7500.  Here is Kurt’s demo reel as a Suit Performer in Hollywood:

http://www.kurtcarley.com/kurtcarley.com/Home.html

The Starship Farragut shots with Kurt on the planet were filmed in Calico, California.

The Invisible Man - Kinda, Sorta

The Invisible Man – Kinda, Sorta

Michael Struck of NEO f/x who leads up special effects and post-production efforts for the webseries, spent a considerable amount of time defining how shots would work.  To ensure that the live action shots of Kurt would work effectively by the special effects team at NEO f/x, Michael came out on location.  He worked closely with the Director, Vic Mignogna, the Director of Photography, Matt Bucy, and Line Producer, Kasey Shafsky during the two-day desert shoot , and was able to direct the monster’s and camera’s actions to allow for easier effects creation.  Surprisingly, giving life to an invisible creature is not a simple task.

“While we could have shot the movements of the creature in a studio, it was better to have Kurt on-site and interact with the other actors.  However, that presented challenges of its own, considering that the creature was not supposed to have a shadow. Overall, a challenge, but one of the more ‘fun’ effects we have worked on in a while!”

Vic, Matt Bucy, Michael Struck and Kasey Shafsky prepare for FX shot

Vic, Matt, Michael, Kasey and Ralph Miller prepare for FX shot

I recently interviewed our Invisible Man on his work with us…

For “The Price of Anything”, you played quite a different role donning a green-screen outfit from head to toe and running in the Californian desert. What was that like?  I recall it being hard to see, perhaps breathe, and very cold out in the Californian desert.

I have done a lot of similar work for video games, films, and television over the years and it was an absolute pleasure to work with the director Vic and the entire cast and crew. Working in the suit was quite easy for me as I am accustomed to wearing much more ‘restrictive’ costumes and so the simple green-screen suit for “The Price of Anything” was a vacation.

Referring to the previous question, did you find it difficult being directed?

I did not find it difficult at all being directed as my ‘performance’ did not need to be as modulated or subtle as the real actors. I was there to be a reference for the actors and the FX people working in post-production. I did tell Vic my standard rule, which I tell every director I work with, which is: If I don’t understand what you’re TELLING me to do, SHOW me what you want and I’ll do that.

When you received the DVD and saw the completed film, what did you think?

I am always impressed with the quality of the product… especially when you realize that these are being produced with very little money. Of course I hated what I did, but I always do!

Overall, how would you describe your overall experience working with Farragut Films?

After we were finished I sent John Broughton a message and told him how much I enjoyed working with them and if the opportunity arose again, I would love to be a part of their work in some way. I love their passion and commitment and it really shows in everything they do.

What are some of the other film projects you’re working on?

I am working on some ‘top secret’ projects right now and I have hopes of doing an independent feature with my friend Sandy Collora, the director of Batman: Dead End later this year.

"Make a wish!" - Kurt, Todd Haberkorn and J. Broughton

“Make a wish!” – Kurt, Todd Haberkorn and J. Broughton

Look for more of Kurt’s distinctive voice and commanding presence on-screen and upcoming TV segments.  Who knows, Kurt may return in an upcoming Starship Farragut or Star Trek Continues episode, but certain that we’ll see his face next time.  Thanks from the entire cast and crew of Starship Farragut!

“The Price of Anything” — An Actor’s Reflection

10/20/2011
Returning from St. Marys, GA, I’m on “Cloud 9″, or perhaps more appropriately, the Mutara Nebula. 

Last week’s shoot of the Starship Farragut live-action film, “THE PRICE OF ANYTHING” was a huge success.  Folks had fun; we got all the shots needed within schedule and with great performances of the actors.

Despite this being our most ambitious from project to date with rising production expenses, we were able to continue with our best business practices of providing meals to folks, giving away expensive & accurate Star Trek costumes to ALL actors, as well as appropriate crew attire for the behind-the-scenes folks.  This is one differentiator that we pride ourselves, as well as treating everyone with mutual respect and valuing their volunteered efforts.

For me, this episode was the culmination of more than six years of what I envisioned the production should go – talented crew professionals working with the latest technology and proven camera, lighting and audio equipment, as well as prepared actors giving their best performance on accurate sets and wearing exacting uniform replicas to get that look and feel of 1960’s STAR TREK. We had an outstanding Director with film experience to evoke the best performances out of us.  Vic validated a belief I’ve had for some time that knowing lines and having done rehearsals is simply not enough — you also need a Director that provides clear “direction” and communicates to the actor in a way that he or she understands what is being asked; is able to change lines without changing the intent of the screenplay; and understands all the dynamics of that which is “film-making.”  Vic Mignogna is such a person.

Well over a year ago, I was trying to bring on a Director to film this effort and spoke with Paul Sieber, the writer of this screenplay.  I had known of this “Vic Mignogna” for awhile —- he had worked with Michael Struck of NEO f/x on Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes and heard positive things of his work with Star Trek Phase II.  I asked Paul about Vic and he confirmed his work, adding, “he is a Actor’s Director.”  I wasn’t sure what exactly that meant, other than it sounded good.  It wasn’t until the first day of filming when the shuttlecraft set was getting ready for filming with the camera and lights, Vic wanted to go over the scene with the actors involved to talk about the scene.  We went into the transporter room set, we sat down, – I immediately closed my script book and tossed it down.  A lot of personal preparation for this dramatic shoot and for me it was a moment of setting the tone with the Director.  “I got this – I know my lines and I don’t need it” type of thing.  You see, earlier on after getting Vic on-board, I explained my frustration on the acting side of this project.  I had an idea to remove my character very early on in the teaser and having the plot of estranged and bitter family relationship take place with Smithfield’s brother.  After explaining all of this, Vic relayed that since I created the series and the Captain Carter was pivotal to the series, his departure should not just be an after thought.  Whereas any other person may have just accepted what I initially proposed, Vic understood where I was coming from and offered an alternative solution, adding “If you know your lines and are prepared, I will bring out the best in you and you can make this film on a high note.”  Without sounding like a cliche, I was intrigued by the challenge.  If I could leave on a high note and have folks wanting more of my character – why not?!

Getting back to the transporter room and going over the shuttlecraft scene —– it was during this discussion that I understood what Paul was referring to of Vic being an “Actor’s Director.”  Whereas I had my own thoughts of what the character was thinking and doing, Vic would throw in something else that would enhance the performance.  I think that if you asked anyone actor involved in this production, they’d say the exact same thing.  In fact, I’d challenge you to find someone who didn’t agree with me.  When I left the transporter room to film the first scene, I felt like a true actor ready to go and best of all, I WAS HAVING FUN in the process.

An epiphany moment came after we were done filming and numerous folks independent from each other were giving me compliments on my performance.  You see this episode has some serious drama for Captain Carter and his father.  Frank Hernandez who plays my father, also gave great performances and the chemistry between both Frank and me also leveraged well on-screen.  Adulation continued to be heard from folks – as well as emotional reactions of folks watching the performances being filmed.

Another epiphany came when Vic told me to just “think it” and not to react.  I would do just that and after a take was done and I was questioning about how it went because I wasn’t feeling it – Vic had me come back to the monitor and had the footage replayed for me.  After I saw it first hand, I was blown away.

Contemplating the Future

Thanks is More Than Just Words…

Thanks to me seems like a word that doesn’t fully convey my full appreciation to everyone.  I know that I personally thanked everyone for their contributions, and I will thank folks again by quoting President John Kennedy who said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  In addition, I will add that it is a great feeling to have created something has evolved into greatness that attracts and brings out the best in people  where they bring their own specific contribution to the production.  Each person is like a piece of the puzzle and when everyone is put together, the picture is complete.  Recognizing this, as well as the talents/contributions of folks – is a feeling that doesn’t come everyday and one that I will cherish forever.  Starship Farragut is more than an ensemble cast and crew who have come together to make episodes of “Star Trek,” we are a family.

Special Acknowledgements:

Tonya - Moretti Cameo and Make-up

Tonya – To my supportive and loving wife! You believe in me and it’s great to have you nearby on the sets. It takes a lot of time, energy, and commitment in order to make this film effort a huge success, and you’re always incredibly understanding. Thanks for being an integral part of this film. A big thank you to my kids for being understanding of Daddy having to work on this film effort. Outstanding work on make-up and love the cameo!

Mr. Tacket Manning the Science Scanner

Mike – A daunting task, you delivered on the promise of sets.  When they were fully lit – walking on them felt “right” and they were gorgeous!  Your level of commitment went above and beyond the call of duty – many thanks and I salute you.  ONE of the GREATEST guys in the world – I’m honored and blessed to be taking this TREK with you.  Without sounding trite, the friendship we have is grounded like that of Kirk and Spock and we got to see a bit of that come through with the Captain’s Chair scene.

Very much at home, Director Vic Mignogna

Vic – I appreciate the fact that you’re consistent (no negative surprises); you’re also  patient with folks.  I observed you work with folks on their performance and you have the gift of personal interaction with people to bring out the best in them performance wise.  I’ve learned a lot from you about acting and eternally grateful.  I now have a new outlook on the profession and no longer abhor the ‘craft’ as I did before.  You kept your word and I kept mine and magic was made.  CLASSIC TREK NOW!

Smithfield at Engineering Station

Holly – It’s always refreshing to see you film.  A true professional, you always know your lines and ready to deliver.  Like I mentioned before, there was some true “McCoy” or more appropriately Smithfield moments that came over extremely well.  I look forward to filming the dramatic scene with you in LA.  Also, thanks again for handling casting and HR for us; nice additions of Laurel Seymour and Doug Nemeth.

Doug Nemeth & Laurel Seymour

Our Director of Photography, Matt Bucy

Matt – You’re a god on the camera and with lights.  For the first time in almost 50 years, people can finally see Star Trek again.  When you’re looking at your footage and trying to figure out what Classic Trek episode was being filmed, you know you got it!  Also, the dolly shots and above the bridge shots are great – fans are going to love it!

The Multi-Talented Ralph Miller

Ralph – It was great to hang out with you again.  Like Vic, you’re a true kindred spirit of Classic Trek and all-around great guy.  Great talent and thank you for the numerous contributions that extended outside of just “audio”.

Jack Marshall & Kasey Shafsky

Jack – You said we’d be working together and were right.  You were a valued element to this production and I cannot imagine us doing it without you.  I really got a chance to observe you in action and what a professional.  I look forward to working with you again.  It was also nice to have you keep an upbeat tone on set with your humor.  I shall now refer to you as “The Mighty Marshall!”

Kasey – You’ve done a helluva job as Line Producer.  Thanks for keeping things going well and orderly.  I also liked playing “Good Cop” to your “Bad Cop”!

Sam Rooks, Farragut Films' Lighting Guy

Sam – Only you could convince me to part with my beloved Farragut Films ball-cap.  Thanks for your contributions and look forward to working with you on the exterior shoot very soon.

Professional & Strong Ethical Actor, Frank Hernandez

Frank Hernandez – I told you that you would not be disappointed.  As you can tell, we operate differently from other outfits and pride ourselves on our professionalism.  Thank you so much for playing opposite me.  In a lot of respects, I think that we’re very much alike in terms of doing what you say and being professional.  I love your wit and you as a person and although you play my father, consider you my brother in life.

LT Stahler Receiving Starfleet Orders

Greg Greene – Our Set Team Leader – thanks for taking care of our home.  It was a delight to see you play Communications Officer, LT Stahler.  It’s been awhile since my stomach was in pain of laughing so much!    

Royal Weaver Perfoming Just One of Many Crew Tasks

Royal and Ron – Thanks for everything done behind-the-scenes.  We wouldn’t have been able to make this film without your guys’ involvement.  Nice to also see some folks not requiring to be in front of the camera to be involved.  Royal, you always go beyond the call of duty to help and willing to pinch in for whatever task – we also appreciate you making  the magic of TREK’s sliding doors a reality. 

 

ROMULANS!

Donna and Frank Parker – Thanks to you both for making the Romulan uniforms.  Your work enabled to truly showcase the newly built Romulan bridge set and make those scenes more powerful and in the venue of STAR TREK’s “Balance of Terror”.

Laura Shafsky – My stomach and the crew’s stomach thanks you for handling catering for us!

Brit is ready for action!

Brit – Thanks for being part of this shoot.  You quickly became part of the team and assisted folks with camera operations.  Also thankful for taking photographs for us.

Katrina – Without your help, the SAG and other administrative forms would not have been filled out by folks.  With everything else going on, I totally dropped the ball on getting with folks – thanks for stepping up.

Ensign Morris Steering the Ship

Dean – My man Dean!  It was good to see Ensign Morris on the Farragut bridge again.  Thanks for being our “official photographer” and along with Brit, documenting our film shoot.

Tacket's New Nemesis

Cheralyn Lambeth – Glad that you made our Romulan Commander come to life.  I have a feeling that Commander Tacket has not seen the last of her!

LT Logan in Command

Gina Hernandez – Thanks for playing LT Logan, as well as supporting Frank on his Special Guest Star role.

Dan Scanlon – Thanks for all the hard work on the sets, as well as doing boom mike and fog machine!

Bob & Amy McDonough — Good to see you guys.  Wish that we could have spent more time together.  Thanks Amy for assisting Tonya with make-up duties.

Doc Holley in her Sickbay Office

Chief Galway Manning the Transporter Room

For all the other actors, Laurel Seymour, Doug Nemeth, Matt Jones, Brian Watson and John Sims — Danke, Grazie, and Merci Beaucoup!

Farragut Films' Corporate Sponsor

W.H. Gross Construction Company – Sincere thanks to our corporate sponsor.  Bill – from everyone involved with Starship Farragut – much gratitude for making St. Marys our home.  Our partnership started almost 3 years ago and it has been a great one – we will continue to do what we can to bring awareness to St, Marys so that its no longer the best kept secret on the East Coast.

Kim (and Brian) – Many thanks to you for championing us.  Because of you, our Farragut family has gotten much larger, including you guys.

Paul Sieber –Thanks for writing the script.  You will be blown away when you see it realized on screen!

Michael Struck, Michael Day, Mark Hildebrand, Marie Cook, Kim Haas, Michael Cowart, Eve Gidion, and Allen Batson – Although you were not present at the film shoot, you were there in spirit.  Thanks again to your contributions to this production.

Last, but certainly not least — thanks to my Mom who watched over our kids while Tonya and I played Star Trek and who helped me with some costuming support of hand-stitching, seam ripping and sewing of some patches.

Best Cast & Crew Ever

Sincere admiration and respect to the entire cast & crew of Starship Farragut.  When folks finally see THE PRICE OF ANYTHING, I genuinely believe that they will agree that it’s the best yet for not only Starship Farragut, but for all CLASSIC-TREK fan films to date.  Looking forward to doing the exterior shoot with folks in Los Angeles real soon!  Farragut Films – Setting the Standard.

Broughton Family on Set

Farragut’s Next Feature, “The Price of Anything”

03/31/2011

Let’s publicly kick-off the next Starship Farragut feature episode!  Called “The Price of Anything” —- it was initially written by Paul R. Sieber in 2007 prior to leaving Farragut Films to work with Star Trek Phase II. Having co-written Starship Farragut’s pilot, “The Captaincy,” this story (previously entitled, “Fathers and Sons”) had carry-over elements from the pilot and was a Carter/Prescott story.  Since then, Paul has revised and enhanced it greatly.  We collectively believe it’s the right story now, coupled with perfect timing to finally execute on this film and bring this adventurous story to life.

For our most ambitious film to date, we have brought on-board some key individuals that will be instrumental in making this film a success. Starting with the behind-the-scenes professionals, we have:

Vic Mignogna – Director and Special Guest Star

No stranger to Starship Farragut, Vic Mignogna has lent his voice to Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes. Since he was 8 years old, Vic has been acting for stage and screen, but in the last 13 years Vic has become one of the most prolific and popular voice actors in the world of animation and video games, lending his voice to over a hundred and fifty productions. Even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD.

At a very early age, Vic developed a passion for Star Trek The Original Series (TOS). Many days were spent, memorizing episodes, building communicators, phasers, costumes, and even rounding up the kids in the neighborhood for Star Trek movies that Vic shot, directed, and played Captain Kirk. In the years that followed, Vic earned a film degree and works regularly writing, producing, and directing all kinds of video and film productions. Nothing brings him more joy than bringing his skills and childhood love together, and after directing and acting in several Star Trek Phase II episodes, Vic is excited to be working with Starship Farragut on the live action series. In addition to directing, Vic will have a special guest role on film!

Matt Bucy – Director of Photography

Matt Bucy is enthusiastic about getting behind the lights and camera for Starship Farragut. He has worked in film and video for forty years on projects ranging from Super-8 experimental shorts to backyard SCI-FI to 35mm mainstream features. Most recently, he won Best Cinematography and Best Picture awards in the Vermont 48-Hour Film Festival for the short “Razor Burn.” Over the last two years he has completed photography and editing on the feature documentary, “The Sons of Tennessee Williams,” which has screened to sold-out houses at Frameline in San Francisco and at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and which will make its television premiere on PBS in New Orleans this spring. For the past three years, he has volunteered at Star Trek Phase II as a grip, camera operator, and director of photography. He produces and directs behind-the-scenes documentaries, most recently the Seattle-based feature “Judas Kiss,” to be released this year. His film interests range widely and his award-winning experimental work has been screened frequently at underground festivals. Over the past year, he has completed photography on several shorts, including “The Tryout,” “Dear Edward,” “Razor Burn,” and “Violin Case” and is scheduled to shoot more short projects this year starting in March.

Todd Habercorn – Assistant Director

Todd Haberkorn has been involved with film productions for many years – attacking the industry from all aspects – in front of, as well as behind the camera. For “The Price of Anything,” Todd will be lending his Assistant Director experience to the project. When he isn’t working on live action projects, Todd is a voice actor for video games and anime. Some of his most recent video game titles include Rune Factory 3, Lufia: Curse of the Sinestrials, and Lux Pain while his recent anime projects are Dragon Ball Z, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Summer Wars. Todd also travels the country as a guest to anime conventions and enjoys meeting fans of the titles he has worked on in the animated world. His media company, Out of the Office Productions, keeps him busy as well with independent features as well as industrial work.

Sam Rooks – Lighting Gaffer

Sam Rooks is a local Jacksonville photographer and filmmaker, with a passion towards producing. He has been involved in many areas of film-making, including producer, property master, and electric gaffer. Sam was an extra in the movie “Lonely Hearts” starring John Travolta, as well as HBO’s “Recount” starring Kevin Spacey, where he was a political consultant to Producer Mike Hausman. He has photographed the Miss America First Coast Pageant and the Miss & Teen Jacksonville U.S.A. Pageants, produced such short films as “Within the Heart of a Child” and “Grandma and the Fly” and was dolly gaffer on the short film “Planting Hope” produced for Jacksonville’s domestic violence shelter, Hubbard House. Sam has been instrumental in equipping all sets with lighting and set construction.

Guy Davis – Animator and Storyboard Artist

G.S. (Guy) Davis is a comic book artist/animator living in colorful Colorado. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animation, with a specialization in 2D (Hand drawn) animation. Having learned how much he loved to tell stories, Guy began writing comics in 1995. Not much has changed since then and today he still tells stories, working away on his current project: a Star Trek fan comic about the life and times of a Federation Destroyer called “Tamerlane” (http://www.usstamerlane.com). Currently, Guy is working on the Tamerlane episode “Weave.”  In addition to doing the storyboards for Starship Farragut’s “Just Passing Through”, he has worked extensively on both of the Animated Farragut episodes with NEO f/x.

These are just some of the key folks behind the camera that will be working on this film; I will mention others on another blog update (e.g., Sound Engineer, post-production team NEO f/x) such as our Line Producer (Production Manager), which I will personally be relying upon greatly on this effort!

In front of the camera, we have some newcomers to us, but known to others.

Frank Hernandez – Gene Carter

Born in Manhattan, NY and raised in Jackson, NJ where he still resides with his wife Gina, Frank Hernandez began his acting career by auditioning for a local theatrical production of “1776”. From there, his roles included “Carl, the Bus Driver” in “Bus Stop” and “Mendel, the Rabbi’s Son” in “Fiddler on the Roof” later followed roles in “Our Town”, “The Importance of Being Earnest” and the Ocean Country College production of “1776.” Since moving from local community theatre to media, Frank has been on the set of many television and movie productions, but is more widely recognized for his portrayal of the character “Declan” in “Star Wars: Revelations.” Frank also played “Agamemnon” in the episode “Greece” in the series “Engineering an Empire” on the History Channel and can also be seen in many of the second season episodes of the Science Channel show “Sci-Fi Science physics of the impossible.” Not a newcomer to Farragut Films, Frank plays “Suarez” is in United Worlds Entertainment’s SCI-FI film, “POLARIS,” which Farragut Films is working in association. As an avid Star Trek fan, Frank is very excited to be working with us on this production where he will play Captain Carter’s father, Gene and will have an instrumental part in this film.

Cheralyn Lambeth – Romulan Commander

Cheralyn’s acting pursuits include working in various commercials, as well as TV shows, including “One Tree Hill,” the Sci-Fi Channel show “IQ 145,” an episode of the CNN International program “Future Summit,” and the film “The Key Man” (alongside Jack Davenport of Pirates of the Caribbean). She was also a principal character in the History Channel docudrama “Isaac’s Storm,” which premiered in the fall of 2004 and can still sometimes be seen on The History Channel (THC).

Somewhat fascinating is Cheralyn’s impressive costume work.  She began creating her own costumes and creatures at an early age, when her mother finally refused to make any more odd costumes for her at Halloween. Cheralyn carried this passion with her into college at UNC-Chapel Hill where, after having failed miserably as an Air Force Reservist, she decided to major in something much more useful such as Dramatic Arts and Radio/TV/Motion Pictures. Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn relocated to New York to study costumes, wigs, and make-up at the Juilliard School, and earned her first fifteen minutes of fame performing Off-Broadway with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth. She then moved to Minneapolis to help create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live! (as well as a large purple bunny for the film The Net), and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol.  After her time at Henson, Cheralyn worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as The Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Some of her other credits include work (both in front of and behind the camera) on Mel Gibson`s The Patriot, and costuming work on the Park Service historical film Manassas: End of Innocence directed by Star Wars sound specialist Ben Burtt. In addition to her costume work, Cheralyn has served as play-tester for the Star Wars RPG Mission to Lianna, and has written articles for such genre-related periodicals as Bjo Trimble’s Sci-Fi Spotlight and Con-Tour Magazine. Cheralyn’s most recent costume work includes the New Line Cinema feature film The New World starring Colin Farrell, and Evan Almighty (the sequel to Bruce Almighty). She currently lives in Charlotte NC and works as a free-lance costume/prop/puppet builder, as well as putting the finishing touches on her first book The Well-Dressed Puppet, scheduled for release later this year.

Brian Holloway – Romulan Soldier

Brian began his theatre career at age seven when he appeared in a regional theatrical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” with his father. Although he worked on other productions, he dabbled in the medical field for a short time, but could not be kept away from the bright lights and appeal of the stage. After receiving his BFA in Performance Arts, he toured nationally with several theatre organizations for about seven years and could be seen headlining in Productions ranging from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Henry IV, parts I & II” to musicals like “Big River”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”

He got into the SCI-FI realm when he was still in high school and has been a regular convention attendee since he was 15. He has also received theater degrees in costume and makeup design and has won National and regional awards for his design work. He even had costume designs for an original theatrical piece “HOTLINE!” displayed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. While in Utah, he was fortunate to befriend an actress, Paula Crist, who served as an actress and stuntwoman for productions like “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and the TV series “Planet of the Apes.” Paula got him connected to the film industry and he has been fortunate enough to land limited work in such productions as “The Patriot,” “Last of the Mohicans,” “Domestic Disturbance,” “Doctor Who: The Movie,” HIGHLANDER: The Series,” “Shallow Hal,” and Star Trek. Brian is currently the Special Make-Up F/X Supervisor for Star Trek: Phase II. Brian now lives in Charlotte, NC and is also a noted costumer working with fellow Cheralyn Lambeth, the 501st Squadron, and SCA Wardrobe Guild.

On behalf of the Farragut Films’ management team, “Welcome Aboard!”

Again, these are just some of the many folks that will be working on “The Price of Anything.” Future blog updates will provide introductory remarks for other key folks, as well as progress reports and happenings.  Damn the torpedoes, warp speed ahead!

Stay tuned for the next blog on MEGA-KHHAAAAANNNN! I mean, MEGA-CON.   :)


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