Kickstarter. It’s not just for frustrated indie artists anymore. Klingons are now using the site too.
Michael Dorn, best known for playing Starfleet officer Worf, Son of Mogh, across two Star Trek series and four Star Trek films, is looking to raise capital for a romantic comedy called Through the Fire. According to the Kickstarter page launched Monday, Dorn is looking to collect $750,000 for the film which he co-wrote and will direct, by October 5th. You can donate as little as a $1 or as much as $10,000. But for the low price of $10 you’re at least guaranteed a digital copy of the flick when it’s done. But the more you give, the more you get.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
“Through The Fire is a romantic comedy about a couple of dazzling New York urbanites who are set-up on the worst blind date ever, only to find out they have more in common than they realize. Despite their professional differences (she is an acclaimed Broadway actress and he is the theater critic who gave her a horrible review) they cannot get each other out of their minds. Through The Fire shows what happens in the ultimate battle between the head and the heart.”
Dorn has already cast fellow Star Trek co-stars Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman and Nana Visitor, as well as Shimerman’s wife Kitty Swink, in the film. Interestingly, Dorn has reason for casting former Trek actors beyond getting the chance to work with former friends and colleagues. The actor/director says that he believes that the fans he meets at cons are interested in more than science fiction.
“We also want to show the the people who run Hollywood that ‘sci-fi’ fans are not only interested in science fiction, but are multidimensional and a force to be reckoned with,” he said.
So far, Dorn has about $13,000 in his coffers. Dorn’s been enjoying some press lately, he had a recurring role on the hit ABC series Castle and he’s been talking up the possibility of doing a low-budget Worf movie. I know if I had a spare 10 Gs, I’d give it to Dorn for a chance to be a producer on his film, go to Paramount studios, and have Worf and Troi spring for lunch. How about you, Bastards?
Check out Dorn’s intro video from Kickstarter below: