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Fan Film Thursday – FINALISTS announced for the 2019 BJO AWARDS

By May 23, 2019 Fan Films

Each year at the annual TREKLANTA convention in Atlanta, GA, the Star Trek fan film community holds its version of the Academy Awards. But instead of Oscars, ours are called Bjos, named after legendary fan BJO TRIMBLE, who is credited with having saved Star Trek from cancellationback in 1968.

This will be the fifth consecutive year that Treklanta has honored Star Trekfan films and their creators with awards. Originally named the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards, the name was changed to honor Bjo Trimble after the 2016 awards were presented by Mrs. Trimble herself. For a full listing of previous winners and the complete history of these awards, click here to visit their website.

Treklanta will be held this coming weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel, and tickets are still available. The guest list includes Star Trek cast members and background players, authors, artists, fan filmmakers, fan club representatives, and a host of others. While not a large convention, those who attend Treklanta always have VERY positive things to say about the experience there.

Fan film selections are made by Treklanta Chairman ERIC L. WATTS based on Star Trek fan films released during the previous calendar year and which meet certain requirements for eligibility. (For a complete list of all 28 selections for this year’s competition, click here.) Then finalists are chosen for various categories (this year, there are 11) based on points determined by a panel of judges. Typically, there are four finalists per category, but occasionally, an unbreakable tie for fourth place ups the number of finalists in a specific category.

The judges this year are Diana Dru BotsfordAndrew GreenbergJason P. HuntDeborah StevensonWilliam Schlichter, and Andrew Wallace. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held Sunday afternoon, May 26, at Treklanta. Presenters will include Aron EisenbergBill Blair, and Nichole McAuley.

Below is a list of finalists with links to the films…

Special & Visual Effects

Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”
Samuel Cockings, Earl Hale

Last Survivor
Matthew Lee Blackburn

The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”
Robert McConnell

The Federation Files – “Galaxy Hopper”
Samuel Cockings, Josiah Reynolds, Dan R. Reynolds


Sound Design, Editing & Mixing

Last Survivor
Matthew Lee Blackburn

Starship Antyllus – “247”
Jack Finlay, Doug Grindstaff, George Kayaian, Joseph G. Sorokin

Starship Deimos – “Shattered Sky”“The Deimos Factor”,
“Where They Have Gone, We Follow”,
Starship Endeavour – “The Monolith, part one”“The Monolith, part two”
Randall Landers

The Federation Files – “Galaxy Hopper”
Lonnie P. Howard, Dan R. Reynolds

Original Music


Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”
Nicholas McFarland

Battlecruiser Kupok – “Spirit in the Star”
Anthony Johnson, Tony Lunn

Good Men
Velton Ray Bunch

Last Survivor
Roland Mair-Gruber

The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”
Kevin Croxton


Hairstyling & Makeup

Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”
Lezlie Sawyer

Last Survivor
Matthew Lee Blackburn

Starship Triton – “The Crown Jewels of Xantharus”
Ann Elliott Drew, Renda Carr, Lezlie Cohen,
Tilcia Furman, Randall Landers, Heather Spates

The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”
Audrea Martin, Lindsay Jerden


Costuming

Good Men and The Fall of Starbase One
Gina Vanderkley

Starship Triton – “The Crown Jewels of Xantharus”
Lezlie Cohen, Ann Elliott Drew, Tilcia Furman, Sara Jean

The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”
Dottie Smith

The Federation Files – “Galaxy Hopper”
Emma Patricia Roberts


Guest Actor or Actress

Lezlie Cohen as Commander Mona
Starship Triton – “The Crown Jewels of Xantharus”

James Dougherty as Jim Graham
Starship Antyllus – “247”

Tilcia Furman as Commander Mona
Hospital Ship Marie Curie – “The Beast”

Tom Hagale as Governor Cruz
Starship Endeavour – “The Monolith, part one”“The Monolith, part two”

Sarah Tompkins as Karas
Starship Deimos – “Prodigal Daughter”

Shelton E. Walker as Commodore Alwine
Starship Endeavour – “The Monolith, part one”“The Monolith, part two”


Supporting Actor or Actress

Jose E. Cepeda as Engineer Ramses
The Federation Files – “Galaxy Hopper”

Jack Ryan as MACO Soldier
The Fall of Starbase One

Cheryl Sahawneh as Romulan Commander
Starship Triton – “The Crown Jewels of Xantharus”

Lezlie Sawyer as Communications Officer
Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”

Abby Shepherd as Yeoman
The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”

Sarah Tompkins as Navigator Anaya
Starship Deimos – “Shattered Sky” and
“Where They Have Gone, We Follow”


Lead Actor or Actress

Daniel Buckle as Ambassador Sultek
The Fall of Starbase One

Rachel Kahan as Mackenzie
The Fall of Starbase One

Ben Peer as Captain
The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”

Victoria Fox as Lt. Amanda Beck
Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”


Director

Kevin Croxton
The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”

Joshua Michael Irwin
Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”

Aaron Vanderkley
Good Men

Aaron Vanderkley
The Fall of Starbase One


Original Story or Screenplay

Kevin Croxton
The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”

Joshua Michael Irwin
Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”

Alex McVey, Aaron Vanderkley
Good Men

Aaron Vanderkley
The Fall of Starbase One

Glen L. Wolfe
The Federation Files – “Galaxy Hopper”


Dramatic Presentation

Avalon Universe – “Ghost Ship”
Joshua Michael Irwin

Last Survivor
Katie Blackburn, Matthew Lee Blackburn, Daniel McIntyre

The Adventures of the USS Parkview – “The Bunny Incident”
Kevin Croxton

The Fall of Starbase One
Aaron Vanderkley

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  • […] The finalists were announced last week in 11 different categories. And interestingly enough, over half of the winners (six) were for fan films produced in Northwest Arkansas! Specifically, the fan film GHOST SHIP from Arkansas writer/director JOSHUA IRWIN took four Bjo Awards, and the fan film ADVENTURES OF THE USS PARKVIEW: “THE BUNNY INCIDENT” from Arkansas writer/director/composer KEVIN CROXTON took two Bjos. […]