Pioneer One is an original series debuting exclusively online through VODO, in partnership with valued members of our unique DISCO (Distribution Coalition). The third 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 2 million 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.

Pioneer One – S01E01
Pioneer One – S01E02
Pioneer One – S01E03

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

In the Fourth Episode

Halfway through the Calgary quarantine, the media begins to question whether the story about the crashed satellite is the real truth. Meanwhile, Secretary McClellan (Einar Gunn) starts to play hardball with the Russians in pursuit of his own truth. But everything hinges on what Yuri (Aleksandr Evtushenko), the frightened boy at the center of it all, might have to say…

he PIONEER ONE story continues with this new episode ‘Triangular Diplomacy’, funded and distributed by YOU. Producers Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith have built on the success of episodes one and two, released through VODO since June 2010 to an audience of millions.

Bernhard and Smith have now raised almost $20,000 of the $60,000 they need to finish episodes 5 & 6 — including a spectacular season finale! All audience sponsorship across episodes 3 & 4 contributes to the production of these final season episodes.

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 (, 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.

Contact: Jamie King; / Nils Hellberg:
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Call: + 49 30 657 99496

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Pioneer One on Wikipedia
Pioneer One on IMDB