Archive for July, 2011

“The Price of Anything” is in Full Swing!


Pre-production of our fifth live action Starship Farragut episode is moving at warp speed!  Prior to this point, I’ve been busier than norm with a wedding, honeymoon, the POLARIS film project, work, family, and a stretch of conventions; however, I’ve got the time now cleared up and you’ll be seeing a regular basis of updates on our pre-production efforts for October’s film shoot.

Many of our hard-working and dedicated volunteers from what we’ve begin referring to as “Farragut-Southeast Operations,” our St. Marys and Jacksonville volunteers, have been working to finalize and details our TREK SETS.  According to Project Manager of Set Construction, Producer Mike Bednar states, “This film will premiere some sets not seen in any Star Trek fan film to date, which we’re proud to debut.”  We plan to showcase them as a surprise in the movie.

Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn
As mentioned in my last blog update, we’ve got some new folks involved in this production, including Todd Haberkorn who will also play a Romulan Soldier.  The actor originally committed to playing this role backed out, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Todd is no stranger to the film or entertainment industry, being an accomplished and  well-known voice actor for anime and video games, as well as acting in independent films.  Todd received his acting degree from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally primarily in Los Angeles and Texas.  With his wealth of professional experience,  Todd brings a greater strength and powerful presence to the character that we would not have had otherwise.  I look forward to working with him.

Kasey Shafsky, Line Producer

Kasey Shafsky – Line Producer/Production Manager
As our Line Producer, Kasey will be our ‘bull-dog’ to ensure all goes well!  He has been employed in the San Fransisco Bay Area for the last 19 years as a shooter, editor and director. He has shot and edited for video game companies, Silicon Valley computer corporations, start-ups, and venture capital companies. For the last eight years, he has held the role of Manager of Video Operations for a multi-million dollar business education corporation in Silicon Valley. Kasey directs live four camera shoots at 13 three day conferences a year. He also leads his team with editing, compressing and distribution of course material online. He has won a Telly award for his creation of a nutritional education video for middle schools presented by Sun-Maid. Kasey worked with Matt Bucy and Vic Mignogna on the Star Trek Phase 2 episode “The Protracted Man” (aka “Origins”).

Fellow STAR TREK Costumers Lend a Hand
Dr. Eve Gidion, Michael Cowart, and Donna Parker have joined our project to assist with wardrobe.  They will augment our wardrobe ensemble consisting of Marie Cook, Cheryl Thomas-Smith, and John Sims.  We’re honored to have the support and contributions of these fine folks.

Dr. Eve Gidion

Michael Cowart

Donna and Frank Parker

Safe to say that we’re all very excited about this film!  Working with folks like Frank Hernandez, Vic Mignoga, Matt Bucy, Todd Haberkorn and the other Farraguteers we’ll make this film our most ambitious episode to date and take the Starship Farragut project to the next level.  Stay tuned for a lot of good things coming from Farragut Films and the Starship Farragut folks.

Shore Leave 2011 Recap


Farragut Films exhibited for its fifth year at the Shore Leave 33 CON on July 8-10th at the Hunt Valley Marriott in Baltimore, MD.  Farraguteers Michael Day, Mark Hildebrand, Eric Lund, and John Broughton manned the show table.

New Prop Displays

Michael Day and Mark Hildebrand

During this CON appearance, we did two showings of the newly released, “JUST PASSING THROUGH.”  Director Mark Hildbrand spoke and answered fans’ questions about re-filming a previously completed work that hadn’t been released publicly; fans’ reactions to the film were positive.

Frank and Gina Hernandez in "Mirror, Mirror" COSPLAY

Shore Leave regulars, Frank and Gina Hernandez attended and fully represented in COSPLAY.  I was able to spend some quality time working with Frank’s costume for the upcoming Starship Farragut episode, “THE PRICE OF ANYTHING”, which Franks plays CAPT Carter’s father, Gene.

Trek Fan in COSPLAY (Way to Eden)

At our show table, DVDs of all Starship Farragut work were available for pick-up, including the new “JUST PASSING THROUGH.”  Fans also loved going through the photo book containing set construction pics showing from start to finish.  Seeing and interacting with fans is always a delight.  Farragut fan Sean Davis from Carroll County said, “I came here just for this.”