HOLLYWOOD, California: In an unprecedented event, the cast of the Star Trek Beyond has created a unique philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze.
Called the “Star Trek: To Boldly Go,” the campaign will support the cast’s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised when fans join for a chance to win a walk-on role in director Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond.
This is the third film in the blockbuster franchise, which will be released on July 8, 2016. The campaign kicked off at 12:01 a.m. on July 14 and will run until September 1 at 11:59 p.m. (Philippine standard time).
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 on Wednesday, 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 at www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-COeaGn5x0).
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; and be transformed by hair, makeup and costume teams into a Star Trek character and filmed for a scene.
Visit Omaze.com/StarTrek to learn more.