There is a large movement going on right now to create what will be the largest fan film ever attempted. We have received thousands of responses from people around the globe wanting to be a part of this (Doctor Who fan film). We have groups gathering in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Africa, India, Australia and the list goes on as word spreads about this project.
We've had some big hitters coming to join up as well as ones contacting us about being a part of this. We've been approached by the management representing five of the actors involved in the classic audio series "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy" done by the BBC and for Traci Bingham.
We're in talks with Actor/Model Jay Hector from the UK to play the role of "The Doctor." Renowned international composer Valeriy Antonyuk whose works are used by the BBC as well as the Sci Fi Channel is going to be doing the scoring for the film. Dave Duca the foremost expert in North America on Dalek building is working on the film as consultant and fabricator.
Things are moving forward at a good pace with this project, so what's my disappointment?
My disappointment is that I wanted to do something for our area being Kingsford-Iron Mountain and surrounding areas by shooting a significant portion of the film here, giving our area a chance to be a part of something big and instead of getting excitement about it, I've been met with negligible interest and a whole lot of skepticism about the project ever happening let alone being anything but a scam of some sort.
I've lived in this area for the last 16 years on purpose as I wouldn't want to raise my family anywhere else and had thought the reason there wasn't more creativity and opportunity here was because people from outside our area weren't willing to invest in it, but apparently that's not it at all. Sadly it's this way because that's what the community wants.
We are what we do, so people can say all they want that is not how it is, but if you're not motivated to get up off that couch, off that bar stool or out from in front of that computer screen and make something happen, you haven't a leg to stand on.
As they say "the show must go on." It's just too bad it won't be going on in our local community.
With much regret.