"Alien" is my absolute favorite film. I've seen it hundreds of times, from when it was initially released in theaters, through the days of VHS videotapes, and now in digital form. It's a masterpiece, and the most successful Lovecraftian film ever made. Mr. Matzke obviously loves it just as much as I do. Just look at those props! Taking the time to recreate things like the Rescue Helmet and Gateway shuttle demonstrates not only his attention to detail, but his commitment to getting it right. Browse the project's Facebook page and you'll see more examples like that. Sweet Fancy Moses, he even duplicated the Nostromo's galley!
Beyond his skill as a propmaker, Mr. Matzke also has a track record of actually making movies. As someone peripherally involved in the industry I can't emphasize how important that is. There are a lot of people who want to make films, but actually putting in the work to see a project to completion is all too rare. Given his track record I'm confident "Freya" won't be vaporware.
Last of all, I owe a personal debt to Mr. Matzke. His "Propping Up the Mythos" site was the direct inspiration for Propnomicon. Long before I was doing this he was there, offering tutorials and highlighting the work of propmakers and fans. You wouldn't be reading this if it wasn't for him.
I just finished tossing in a few shekels to the IndieGoGo fundraiser. If you could help him reach his goal I would appreciate it. If you can push him past it, I would be ecstatic.