5th Passenger: Special Screening
- July 3, 2018
- Author | Celena Rubin
Sci-Fi and Star Trek fans geek out over the Limited Theatrical release of 5th Passenger at the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, WA last weekend. The movie surrounds five crew members who are forced into an escape pod after their starship is destroyed. Before they can be rescued, an alien boards their craft and begins to attack them.
The Art of Makeup’s Character & Special FX Makeup Program instructor Thomas Surprenant not only co-produced the film but was the Makeup Supervisor and Special Effects Designer. He created the alien and did the puppeteering to bring the creature to life on film. AofM students were surprised with a visit from the director Scott Baker before the screening and had a private Q&A about working in the film industry in Hollywood. We received a special signed copy of the poster and were invited to the Northwest premier screening starring Star Trek fan favorites. The All Star cast includes Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery) Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations) and Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).
After the screening, the audience stayed for a Q&A panel about the film with the Director Scott Baker, Makeup Supervisor Thomas Surprenant and Producer Matthew D. Hunt. Baker said “I directed 5th Passenger because it’s a film I wanted to see. It is inspired by my love of the science fiction genre, The Twilight Zone, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. All twisted storylines with principled characters thrown into extreme situations where society breaks down and their morals and values are tested.” The film was funded by it fans and all the money was raised through Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.