Firefly Fan Film Official Blog Begins
Friday, January 9, 2004

I decided to make this my official blog space for the upcoming Firefly Fan Film I am making.

So, my introduction. I am Michael Alessandro, a film maker, actor, writer and director in San Francisco, CA. Currently I have a web series at called "Smoke & Mirrors:The Magicians", it is updated randomly with new webisodes and is currently drawing some very nice attention.

So, why a Firefly Fan Film? For me, Joss created a universe that I was dying to explore with the crew of Serenity. He had rich characters and a very unique premise. And I miss it. I've watched my dvd set twice through so far, and just can't get enough, but alas...

So, I decided I needed... Yes, I was compelled to do my own "firefly". But since there's the possibility of Mal and the gang rising again (fingers crossed) I thought I would follow an entirely different crew who also happen to be on a "firefly" vessel.

And thus it began. I started with the characters, of which there are 7 main characters on the ship (I will go into details later), and their personalities, their reasons for being who they are and flying on the ship they do.

Then I sat down to write the pilot episode, and it seemed to just flow. I am very excited to lens it.

Now we're in pre-production, putting our ducks as they say...

I have been geenrously supplied with a couple of Serenity models from fellow users.

My extreme thanks to Biotech!!! His model blows me away. I'm excited to do a test run with it and animate.

Now we're about ready to cast. I have a few actors already lined up, people I have worked wioth before in theater and on my web series, but the rest will be doing an open casting call. I can't wait to see who shows up.

When all is said and done the film(s) will be posted for free downloading over at I invite everyone to check out "Smoke & Mirrors" in the meantime. You'll at the very least meet me, Michael, who will be playing the Captain of our intrepid Firefly boat.

I'll leave you only with this today...


Headed out into the black....


Monday, January 12, 2004 12:32 PM


I really want to see this up on the big screen. Coolest crew in the 'verse. !

Sunday, January 11, 2004 3:39 PM


"Firefly: Orpheus." sounds very interesting.

I look forward to that.

Keep flyin'!

Saturday, January 10, 2004 10:06 PM


I can't wait to see it! Please posts your updates regularily!!

Friday, January 9, 2004 11:37 AM


Kewl! This was one of the reasons why I added blogging capability to FFF.NET. The hope was that if an actual big screen version of the series was to go into production, someone on the production staff could log the whole thing right here on FFF.NET.

Good luck on the "Firefly: Orpheus." I'll be looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

Friday, January 9, 2004 11:32 AM


Interesting... I await your work with anticipation.


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