Filming of Vegan Cannibals Productions’ scifi mystery thriller ‘5th Passenger’ finished earlier this year after a successful Kickstarter campaign supported by 800 fans. Prince Bagdasarian has been editing ever since. Now an Indiegogo campaign has launched to secure special effects by Tobias Richter of Light Works Pictures (Star Trek : Renegades, Anatar & The Next Generation Blu Ray) and Mike Phillips of Bayou Pictures / Radical 3D (Fortress, Planes, Ironman).
Although there is no connection with Star Trek, veteran actors abound. These include Hana Hatae (Molly Brown in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine), Ryan T Husk (Star Trek & Start Trek Into Darkness), Manu Intiraymi (Voyager’s Borg/Brunali youth), Tim Russ (Voyager’s Vulcan Lt Commander Tuvok), Armin Shimerman (Deep Space Nine’s Ferengi Quark) and Marina Sirtis (The Next Generation’s Betazoid Counsellor Deanna Troi).
Other actors include Doug Jones (Men in Black II, Hellboy I & II, Fantastic Four, Falling Skies) and Morgan Lariah (Starship: Rising, The Poughkeepsie Tapes) who co-wrote the film with Scott Baker. His influences growing up included The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Star Wars, Clash of the Titans and The Wizard of Oz.
If you liked Alien, John Carpenter’s The Thing, or Event Horizon, check out 5th Passenger before close of the current campaign on Friday 13 November. Sweeteners for the funding include collectibles – props and signed actor’s costumes – as well as an invitation to attend the LA premiere as a credited producer.
You can show your support at Indiegogo.