Pixi Nereid is an interactive, AR-based game that takes place in the Star Trek universe. Players are able to explore iconic settings from the show and engage in a variety of missions.
The star trek fan videos is a video interview with PIXI NEREID, an artist who has created several Star Trek inspired pieces of work.
Finally! I had the opportunity to interview PIXI NEREID and wanted to share it with all of you… Also, it’s a FANTASTIC interview.
Last week, I was scheduled to interview Pixi, as well as AVALON UNIVERSE showrunner JOSHUA IRWIN and angel-supporter RAY MYERS, who contributed $3,000 to their current GoFundMe campaign as a match for $3,000 in fan contributions received the week before. Pixi’s new Avalon Universe music video STAR TREK IS REAL (cut by Josh), which premiered last Friday, was intended to coincide with the Zoom call interview. You may see it below…
Isn’t it clever? You’re going to have that tune stuck in your brain for hours!
Pixi (real name Ilia McNeil; “Pixi Nereid” is her stage name when she appears as a mermaid at children’s birthday parties…and yes, that’s a thing) is a very busy woman, teaching high school, working on a Masters degree, teaching improv classes, and, of course, the mermaid gig…all while starring in the next major Avalon fan film release AGENT OF NEW WORLDS (due out
Pixi’s schedule suddenly erupted shortly before our Zoom session was scheduled to begin, and she felt so bad that she had to cancel at the last minute. However, Josh was able to get Avalon actor TYLER DUNIVAN to fill in for Pixi, and the three of them had a fantastic interview conversation (Josh, Ray, and Tyler). If you’d want to view it, you may do so here.
Tyler was also included in this hilarious “Shatneresque” rendition of Star Trek Is Real, performed by lounge lizard Tyler and his vape pen (hey, at least it wasn’t a real cigarette like Shatner smoked on Rocket Man). Take a peek…
But I was dead set on interviewing Pixi… Mostly because she’s simply a total badass! I know this since I’ve been friends with her after she “conscripted” me into Team Avalon to assist them with their crowd-funding campaign. Even if you’re not staring at Pixi’s seductive grin, it’s difficult to say no! Anyway, I persisted in pestering Pixi for the interview, which I eventually received on Saturday afternoon.
It’s difficult to explain why, but occasionally an interview simply clicks. This is not to criticize the interviews I’ve had with other fan filmmakers, but you’ll see what I mean if you watch the recorded Zoom call below. Pixi is a fascinating character to learn about, full of surprises I never expected! We hear about her history in theater, acting, and dancing, as well as her musical CDs and her very optimistic attitude toward her critics (not that there are many!).
Pixi also managed to elicit from me an unplanned 15-minute digression on my own filmmaking history, which includes pictures from my time on the sets of Star Trek: Voyager in 1996! Pixi and I have a great back-and-forth, and I believe you’ll find her enthusiasm contagious…
The fan film factor is a term that describes how much of a fan-film it is. This is usually measured by the quality, length, and production value.