We are very happy to announce that the next two Axanar film shoots, which will take place in Los Angeles and in Atlanta, are being fully funded by Alec Peters. No fundraising will be needed to meet the $60,000 budget that remains for these shoots. Alec has decided to fund the film shoots himself.
While Alec isn’t rich, he is used to funding Axanar, having put in over $250,000 of his own money to the project since Prelude was released in 2014. Alec has been selling off portions of his Star Trek and Marvel screen-used prop & costume collection and this allows him to donate the funding needed himself.
“At this point, finishing Axanar is the most important goal in my life.” said Alec. “First we had the lawsuit with CBS and Paramount, that cost donors a lot of money by delaying the project for over a year. Then we moved to Atlanta in 2017, then we finally had another film shoot in 2019, only to have to sue the director who filed a fraudulent copyright on the footage and the script I wrote, then we get hit with Covid. So there has been a lot of adversity. I think the donors need to see the finished product, and I am happy to put in the money myself at this point. The donors have been awesome in supporting our studio through our Patreon campaign and by buying cool Axanar swag in the Ares Studios Store. Everything helps, but giving the donors the final two chapters of Axanar is the most important thing in my life right now.
There are four days of shooting left before principal photography is finished. Three of these will happen in Los Angeles and one in Atlanta. Stay tuned to this blog for updates throughout the shoots and post-production process.