Re: Who here actually works on a fan production?
I'm not with any production company, though I did make a one-shot animated parody film using some downloaded models years ago. Working alone, it took about 5 months to do 10 minutes. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any actual Trek fan films in my metro area of Phoenix, though there is a group doing a generic sci-fi parody here. My health is such that I wouldn't be much useful to anyone anyway.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)