David Dean Bottrell is an actor and writer in Los Angeles. He’s appeared on various TV shows like Boston Legal, Mad Men, Justified and Tru Blood. Along with his producing partners, Lee Costello and Michael Blaha. They have setup SCI-FEST: The 1st Annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. The festival (which is the first of its kind) will consist of two rotating evenings of short sci-fi plays (sort of like mini “Twilight Zone” episodes).

They have setup a KickStarter to help fund Sci-Fest.The money raised will allow them to produce the visually compelling festival of terrific new work featuring many well-known actors from some of the great Sci-Fi franchises.

The following actors and directors have already committed to be a part of the festival:

SciFi Stars Appearing At SciFi Fest 2014

They hope to raise $80,000 to cover the cost of:

  • Theater Rental
  • Sets, Lighting, Costumes and Special Effects
  • Actors
  • Designers
  • Directors
  • Stage Hands

They currently have $26,042 raised so far. Now all they need to raise is approximately $29,000 as all funds that are donated between now and February 28th will now be matched by a generous backer of the project.

They are also offering some great rewards for people who back Sci-Fi Fest. Here are a few of them:

  • “JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING, DAVE?” — We will gladly acknowledge your kind contribution on our website! – $5
  • “HELP ME, OBI-WAN KENOBI. YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE.” — This pledge comes with all the rewards above, plus… We will happily send you a funny Sci-Fest “thank you” email! – $10
  • “PEOPLE OF EARTH, DON’T BE AFRAID. WE COME IN PEACE.” — This pledge comes with all the rewards above, plus… You will be acknowledged on our “Founding Donors” scroll in the lobby as having contributed to the creation of the first-ever Sci-Fest! – $25
  • “HASTA LA VISTA, BABY!” — This pledge comes with all the rewards above, plus… You will receive behind the scenes info, stories, videos and photos emailed to you as the festival takes shape! – $50
  • “MAKE IT SO.” — This pledge comes with all the rewards above, plus… A special personally signed “thank you” postcard featuring SCI-FEST’s original poster art and acknowledging your generosity! – $100
  • “SO SAY WE ALL!” — This pledge comes with all the rewards above, plus… You will receive a pair of free tickets to BOTH evening A or Evening B of Sci-Fest and your name will appear in the “Angels of Sci-Fest” section of our program. – $500

Sci-Fest Advisory Board:

  • Rene Auberjonois, Actor, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
  • C. Stephen Grant Propulsion Scientist,The Aerospace Corporation
  • Max Grodénchik , Actor  “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
  • Dean Haglund, Actor, “The X-Files”
  • Jack Kenny, Exec Producer, “Warehouse13”
  • Eddie McClintock, Actor, “Warehouse 13”
  • Philippe Mora, Film Director, “Communion,” “The Howling II & III”
  • Nichelle Nichols, Actor & Icon, “Star Trek”
  • Jaime Paglia, Series Creator, “Eureka”
  • Mitch Pileggi, Actor, “The X-Files
  • Allison Scagliotti, Actor, “Warehouse 13”
  • Mark Stern, Independent Producer
  • Jason Weisberger, Publisher, Boing Boing
  • Wil Wheaton, Actor, Icon, “Star Trek: TNG”
  • Adrienne Wilkinson, Actor “Xena: Warrior Princess”

For more details on rewards and to support the project visit their KickStarter page

Visit their website www.sci-fest.com

Follow them on Twitter @SciFest2014

Facebook: SciFest2014