Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Anthony Montgomery is reaching out to his Trek fanbase in hopes of getting funding for an independent film, Chariot.
Chariot is the story of seven strangers who wake up on a plane in flight and have no idea how they got there or where they’re going. “What they learn about their fate – and that of the world below – will force each of them to confront their respective greatest fears.”
The film had been ready to start shooting December first, but they unexpectedly lost their investor. “I’m writing because I’m part of a film production and we need some help,” said Montgomery. “Fast.
“In short, I am the star/producer of a compelling and entertaining independent feature film called Chariot, and we were set to start shooting in Dallas on December 1st. We had an investor who was on board to fund the whole project (small budget), but regrettably had to pull out of the deal. He left us with a great script, terrific director, talented cast, secured filming location, cameras, equipment, crew and production facilities, including post-production, but… with no way to fund it.”
A crowd funding page, located here, has been set up in hopes of reaching the $18,000 necessary to make the film. $8,000 has already been raised, with two weeks left to raise the additional $10,000.
“We need funds so we can pay and feed the cast and crew,” said Montgomery. “That’s it! Contributors still believe in the project, so everyone else is donating their time, equipment or expertise. They just want to ‘be a part of it.’ We hope you will, too! We’re already 27% funded and with your help we can make this vision a reality! And there are great incentives for helping us realize our goal; just check out the site.
“Thank you, everyone! Let’s go make a movie!!”