Ares Volunteer Funding Page!
$105 raised
1% of $10k goal
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44 Days left

Hey everyone, I am Darren Laughlin Means, a stage director for student productions at the middle and high school level. I am also a Network and IT Specialist in the same district. Above all I am a Star Trek enthusiast. I love Trek in all it's forms. From the cheapest fan made endeavors (I have donated to many), to the big budget tv shows and films. That is why I am starting this FundRazr to help others like me who want to volunteer on a fan film production.

My love for this Fan Film production started when I met Alec Peters at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention and he invited me to the premier of Prelude to Axanar. It was there that I also met the late Richard Hatch and his own excitement for the production was absolute.

Three years later, after the settlement of the lawsuit between CBS/Paramount and Alec Peters, A call for volunteers who had experience in video editing was put out, and I tentatively threw my hat in the ring. I have volunteered my services from that point to now and was even invited to the October shoot at Ares Studios. Again I volunteered my services doing Behind The Scenes, Computer and Live Stream work, and Networking. This cost me over one thousand dollars in my own funds, but the experience was worth every dime.

While I was able to afford this one time to take the weekend off, and use my own funds to pay for my travel and food, I can no longer do so. I also heard from many others who were in the same situation, either because of distance or a lack of money, people who had real skills and the desire to lend their assistance.This gave me an idea, to raise money from people FOR people, to do something they would otherwise be able to do, work on a real film set with some (or all) of their costs defrayed by this kind of fundraising event. The fund would cover things such as gas, purchase of food for volunteers, hotels and payment of airfare... at least in part. 

I know that many people use PayPal as their only source of online currency when it comes to fundraising and such, so I am offering this as an opportunity for everyone who wishes to donate.

I personally, am only able to donate a small amount of money, and my skills, so this is my way to help the production. This is not directly associated with Peters, or the production. I'm not paid or compensated for doing this, and besides the small service fee taken by Pay Pal, or tips given to FundRazr, it all goes to helping us make it to future productions.

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