Support Causes, Get a Walk-In Role in 'Star Trek Beyond'
In an unprecedented event, the cast of the Star Trek film franchise has created a unique philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze. The “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” campaign will support the cast’s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised when fans enter for a chance to win a walk-on role in director Justin Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the blockbuster franchise, scheduled for a July 8, 2016 release. The campaign runs from July 14th September 1st.
To coincide with the campaign’s launch, cast members John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba recorded a special video message on the iconic Starship Enterprise bridge set. The video, released today, kicked off production and features the cast inviting fans to make franchise history as the first fans to ever win a walk-on role in a Star Trek movie. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out the launch video here:
The “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” Grand Prize winner and a guest will:
* Fly to Vancouver and stay in a 4-star hotel
* Go behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond, hang with the cast, and experience the filming of the movie
* Be transformed by hair, makeup and costume teams into a Star Trek character and filmed for a scene in Star Trek Beyond
In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, six additional winners will be randomly selected throughout the campaign to form the honorary “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” crew who will:
* Visit the closed set and meet the cast of Star Trek Beyond
* Be among the first to see scenes from the latest film
* Travel to Vancouver
Visit Omaze.com/StarTrek to learn more about this new initiative. “Live long and prosper.”
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