One thing we at Axanar pride ourselves on, is being the most transparent and accountable crowd-funded film out there. So here is our “annual report” of sorts to keep you informed about where your money is going.
First and foremost, it is important to remember that what started out as a glorified fan film is now a fully professional production. That means we do things like a studio would. And of course, that means things cost more. We don’t cut corners. We don’t ask people to work full time for no pay. And the results speak for themselves.
PRELUDE TO AXANAR
We have published an official budget. You can download it on the Facebook Axanar Fan Group.
SECOND AXANAR KICKSTARTER
Here is a ROUGH budget for the first Axanar Kickstarter:
$ 182,000 Sound Stage building rental (12 months & deposit 1/15 – 2/16)
$ 12,000 Warehouse rental (9/14-1/15)
$ 37,200 Construction Dept. Salaries
$ 32,000 Stage Floor
$ 12,000 Sound proofing Doors
$ 20,700 Set Construction Supplies
$ 5,000 Equipment Rental
$ 22,000 Office Renovation
$ 15,000 Make Up (Pre-Production)
$ 8,200 Vulcan Shoot
$ 59,000 Production Team salaries
$ 54,000 Construction Team salaries
$ 6,000 Insurance
$ 5,000 Crew meals
$ 18,000 Camera/editing equipment
$ 22,000 Perks (60,000 patches)
$ 2,000 Perks (CD)
$ 2,500 Legal Expenses
$ 1,500 Phone
$ 1,800 Internet
$ 2,000 Music
$ 1,500 Backerkit Fees
$ 32,000 Kickstarter Fees
$ 35,000 Amazon Payment Processing
$ 9,500 Prelude deficit (Overage costs absorbed by Axanar from Prelude Kickstarter).
$ 597,900 TOTAL
$ 40,100 BALANCE
Please note that we are a professional production and thus RUN like a professional production. That means our full time employees get paid. Not much honestly, but everyone has bills to pay and if you work full time for Axanar, you get paid.
Also, no other fan film has production insurance like we do. We pay $ 12,000 a year for that. Again, a professional production. Plus we are based in Los Angeles, where everything costs more.
And if anyone has questions, you need only ask me, as I am always willing to chat about it.
And a more detailed Annual Report will be put out in PDF form soon.