Pioneer One is an original series debuting exclusively online through VODO, in partnership with valued members of our unique DISCO (Distribution Coalition). The second episode has just been released and it’s being currently featured on FrostWire and other distribution partners. The series has been met with quite the enthusiasm and praise – it’s been downloaded over 900k times now!
Show creators Josh Bernard and Bracey Smith are following their success with The Lionshare to bring a high quality product to audiences without traditional television — a “TV series without the TV.”
This is also the first VODO release with a commercial sponsor supporting the show: viewers can try their hand as filmmakers, win prizes AND help make sure future episodes of Pioneer One can be made by signing up at mofilm.com/vodo.
In the Second Episode
More evidence to the real origin of the Astronaut is found & more people join the investigation…
Bernhard and Smith’s previous collaboration, The Lionshare, found a large and receptive audience online. Building on that success, this pilot was shot for just $6000, raised through the micro-lending platform Kickstarter. Bernhard and Smith are hoping the response to the pilot will interest backers and audience members in funding the rest of the season.
This production was possible, the creators say, due the willingness of talented, professional people working for free. “From actors to composers, they did this because they believed in the project and wanted to see it happen.
The production was a journey in and of itself.” Video blogs that were posted to the web throughout the making of the pilot: http://vimeo.com/channels/pioneerone
This pilot is the first episode of a 7-episode first season. It sets the stage for a narrative arc which unfolds over a further four seasons. This is just the beginning of a larger planned story.
If you are just starting to watch the series, here is episode one.
What is VODO?
‘VODO could be a valuable tool for indie filmmakers who recognize that obscurity is a much bigger threat to their efforts than piracy.’ – Mike Masnick, Techdirt.
Founded by Jamie King, one of the figures behind the well-known filesharing documentary STEAL THIS FILM (www.stealthisfilm.com), VODO brings filmmakers together with the distribution power of the filesharing community. It offers fresh, quality films on a free-to-share basis, promoted and distributed through a ‘coalition’ of filesharing partners that includes big names like uTorrent, The Pirate Bay, Mininova, Miro, TorrentFreak, Isohunt, OneDDL, VeeHD, Plube and Frostwire, amongst many others.
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