Doug Jones has always been fond of working with young artists, students, and independent film makers. Lately he has taken on quite a number of small roles in independent films (many of which are, if all goes according to plan, set to be released throughout 2015). His latest project is a science fiction thriller / action suspense drama film called “5th Passenger”.
The film is currently in pre-production mode and further progress hinges upon success of its crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. You can visit their official Kickstarter page by clicking this link. You can also visit the film’s official Facebook page. The Kickstarter is running now until Friday, November 7th. As of the time of this article being written, approximately 20% of the goal has been met. The makers of the film are offering a wide variety of tantalizing prizes and opportunities in return for your financial support, including (but definitely not limited to) autographs from the cast and crew, posters, visits to the set, official IMDB credits, set costumes, and more. It would mean an awful lot if you’re able to chip in and help make this film become a reality!
Should all go well with the funding, Doug is set to play a character named “Langdon”. Very little is currently known about this role, other than Langdon is described as “the ultra wealthy owner of many companies” (description taken from their official Kickstarter parter). The synopsis of the film is the following: “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 among 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.”
Filming is tentatively set to begin next year at Space Command Studios (yes, the same place where the Space Command films are currently being shot, another one of Doug’s recent projects where he plays the Android Dor Neven) in Burbank, California.
5th Passenger Teaser Trailer