In 1996, I became inspired. I had seen Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and I was mesmerized. I was determined to make my own Star Trek movie.
Luckily, my grandfather had a large RCA VHS camcorder that he let me borrow. My Mom helped me collect my ideas in script form and played the off camera "First Officer". My Dad was in charge of holding the large camcorder over his shoulder while sitting in a recliner. We used a cassette player with a Star Wars tape for the music. Still today, I love both Star Trek and Star Wars equally and don't see why they can't be combined in the same movie.
There was no editing involved. It was like a live television broadcast in the early days of television. I acted out the scenes in order and if I messed up, I just kept going. While I was jumping around and my Dad struggled with the camera, my dog Tuffy sat on the couch and slept through the entire thing. When my Mom asked me what I wanted to call the movie production studio, I thought and said "how about Sleepy Dog?!". The name was born.