Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine‘s Michael Dorn has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a romance comedy, Through the Fire.
The Kickstarter campaign began yesterday and has already raised over $12,000 towards the $750,000 goal, which Dorn hopes to realize by October 5.
“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,” said Dorn. “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 gave his reasons for wanting to make Through the Fire. “I am making this movie, along with several of my friends from Star Trek, because we want to get back to the craft of filmmaking,” he said. “Our formula is simple … great script, great actors, great crew, and great directing, equals great profitability.”
Trek alumni participating will include Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Nana Visitor, Armin Shimerman and Kitty Swink. Sirtis would play “my best friend in the movie, who is my best friend in real life,” said Dorn. “Armin Shimerman who plays an actor, his wife plays another actor in a scene on stage which everyone says is one of the funniest things they have ever read. Nana Visitor has a wonderful part. Bob Pine, father of Chris Pine, is in there too.”
For more details or to donate to the project, head to the link located here.