Not to be slowed down by having to deal with a deranged stalker, Team Axanar has begun scheduling the November Film Shoot. This includes JG Hertzler as Sam Travis and two other characters, one of whom we are recasting. (Due to the stalking incident, we are keeping other actors names confidential).
The weekend is not set, but we will try and do a special donor event around the shoot, and we will be contacting donors who paid to be on set as production assistants or producers. Due to Covid compliance requirements, the crew will be tightly controlled.
Reshoots – Much of what was shot in 2019 was simply not up to Axanar standards. Between Paul Jenkins and his producer Scott Conley losing footage, to footage where the Paul didn’t pay attention to how the actors looked on camera (the costumes where all a mess, you think no one has ever heard of the Picard Maneuver), people expect a certain quality, and everyone who has seen the footage, including outsiders, feels most of the interview footage that Paul shot is unusable.
Schedule – This is the first of 3 film shoots. While we planned for two, James Lew, who plays Tanaka, is on a Disney project till January, and so we are probably dividing up the Atlanta shoot into two one day shoots, one in Nov. and one in Feb. In between is the 2-3 day Los Angeles shoot in December or January.
That is the update for now. Everyone is reviewing the script and footage from October 2019 to see what actors performances we can use and what footage needs to be reshot. We are excited to start finishing Axanar!