5th Passenger (2015) is a new sci-fi movie from director Scotty Baker. Looking at the poster you can see a lot of familiar faces from various Star Trek installments and Doug Jones from The Strain, Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth. The trailer looks very suspenseful and I was glad to see a lot of familiar faces. Scott Baker currently has 5th Passenger on KickStarter with a 65K goal of which they already have about half of already. Starring in 5th Passenger are Doug Jones, Marina Sirtis and Robert Picardo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA- October 9th, 2014
Indie sci-fi horror, 5th Passenger, will commence principle photography this winter
at Space Command Studios. Helmed by newcomers Scott Baker and Morgan Lariah,
it features Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation , Tim Russ, Robert
Picardo and Manu Intiraymi from Star Trek: Voyager. And Doug Jones from
Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, currently on The Strain and Falling Skies.
Set in 2151, after the Yellowstone Caldera volcano erupts throwing the Earth into
chaos, 5th Passenger tells the story of a secretly pregnant female officer and her
four man crew adrift in deep space in an escape pod after their transport ship
explodes before reaching the new home planet. They fight amongst themselves as
they run low on air, but must work together to find a vicious alien hiding aboard
their craft before it kills them all.
Director and co-writer, Scott Baker’s desire to create this film comes from his love of
classic sci-fi thrillers like Alien, Event Horizon and John Carpenter’s The Thing.
Pre-production is currently underway and principle photography will begin this
winter after production wraps on Marc Zicree’s epic science fiction film, Space
Command with the help of crowdfunding.at:
About Writer/Director Scott Baker:
Scott Baker is an award-winning horror filmmaker that has written and directed over a
dozen short films, including Rationed and The Diary of Anne Frank of the Dead. His
films have shown in festivals all over the United States and at Cannes. The screenplay he
wrote for ‘5th Passenger’ with Morgan Lariah, won Best Feature Screenplay, 2nd Runner-
up at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2012.
The Kickstarter page can be found at www.5thPassenger.com and follow on twitter
@5thPassenger or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/5thPassenger
5th Passenger Kickstarter Launches with Star Trek and Stargate Cast
Synopsis: Five crew members are forced into an escape pod built for four after their starship is destroyed. Just as rescue seems imminent, an alien creature boards their craft and attacks them.
Directors: Scotty Baker
Producers: Prince Bagdasarian, Scotty Baker, Micah Brandt, Tim Gagliardo, Matthew D. Hunt, Ryan T. Husk, Manu Intiraymi, Morgan Lariah, Michael Morrell, Jon A. Morse, Ginia Stiefel, Thomas E. Surprenant
Musicians: Ramin Kousha
Editors: Prince Bagdasarian
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