Yesterday I was very excitd to have been invited to attend a meeting with the Executive Producer and Co-Executive Producer of ST:PHOENIX and the Executive Director of Puget Sound Access the studio in which we are planning to shoot. The meeting was very successful and we look forward to a long and happy relationship with our friendly neighborhood Public Access Television provider.
I am also thrilled to announce that two PHOENIX cast members who have been actively involved in the creative process have been recruited to the crew side as Producers; and one of them was me! The other new Producer is the multi-talented Ben Andrews who plays Captain Bryce Avari. The two of us met with Leo and Jön last night to prepare for a production meeting this Saturday during which all manner of great news is going to be announced.
Sunday is our first photo shoot and will be another chance for the cast to meet and greet one another. It wil be so amazing to see the bridge crew all decked out in our Starfleet Regalia for the first time. I love my bright red uniform and can’t wait to get my communicator badge. And my size 2 uniform pants look great with my pretty European low-heel leather boots.
Photos from Sunday’s shoot will be posted as soon as they’re released, and trailers and mini-sodes are coming soon to the internet.
For those of you following the saga that is ST: Phoenix, you may or may not know the trousers situation. Our wardrobe department asked us to find our own breeches to go with our uniform blouses because there was no way in this galaxy or any other that the limited staff could complete tunics AND trousers by the photo shoot on the 14th. Pants are notoriously difficult to make and require a LOT of fitting to make them look good.
So we need to find our own pants to match a fabric swatch and then the wardrobe department may tailor them if need be. As PR rep for the production, I fugured I should look early so that I can share any thrilling finding with the rest of the cast. Well, I found the perfect pants today, and I found them at Target of all places.
And I tried them on in a 4, thinking that with all the dieting I might be a size smaller. Lo and behold- they were TOO BIG! I had to buy them in a 2!! A 2!!!!! Very exciting.
And it gives me an extra boost of self confidence as I go to audition for The Comet Chronicles tonight. Yay pants!
Today was revealed the first draft 3D model of the USS Phoenix. She is an Ascension Class Starship 830 meters long containing 20 decks and housing a crew compliment of approximately 1300. Her designation is NCX-101138. My Starship is really pretty.
In other news, I got the chance to spend one more day on the set of Dear Lemon Lima yesterday and it was again a wonderful experience. If I ever wondered about wanting to be in the movie business, being on that set for several days cemented that desire. Those were amazing people to work with, and I got to end my last shooting day on a bleacher beside the principal young actors. I had the most chance yesterday to hang out with Meaghan Martin and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is professional and friendly in addition to being super talented. She was even willing to make time in her work day to meet and greet the teen and pre-teen extras who were only really there to get a glimpse of her. I also got to spend some time talking with Shayne Topp, which I hadn’t really before. He is a really insightful, very well put together, and very talented yong man.
And 1st AD Keith, who has been so super nice to me and let me really get a taste of what goes into movie making, is planning to come and see my show.
What a seamless segue…. Jenny’s House of Joy opens tomorrow night at the Edge of the World theatre in Edmonds. It’s an enjoyable comedy performed by a great cast and definitely worth the trip. Performances are 8:PM on Friday nights and 4:PM & 8:PM on Saturdays and runs throughout the month of September.
The August edition of the podcast for Star Trek: Phoenix is now online and can be downloaded here. It can be heard in iTunes, MP3, or mypodcast.com format. The podcast has some huge information including details about the Emmy-winning makeup artist who has joined our production and the Human Trek encyclopedia who has come on board as a story editor. Next month’s podcast should feature cast and crew so it’s worth subscribing to.
Every piece of news that comes out of this production makes me that much more excited!
How very exciting. I had a chance to see a little of the pilot script over the weekend and I have to say that I am so impressed with the concept. Fans won’t be disappointed.
By the way: some you (read; four maybe) will notice that some old posts have been deleted. I had no use for them any more and figured it was worth it to start fresh with the new theme and all. The good news is I’ll be using this more often.