Pioneer One is an original series debuting exclusively online through VODO, in partnership with valued members of our unique DISCO (Distribution Coalition). The fifth episode has just been released and it’s being currently featured on FrostWire and other distribution partners.

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.

The series has been met with quite the enthusiasm and praise – it’s been downloaded over 3 million times now and won Best Drama Pilot at the 2010 New York Television Festival. Its also fully independently produced and crowd funded. The team collected $32k in donations, a little over a half of it’s overall budget!

Pioneer One – S01E01
Pioneer One – S01E02
Pioneer One – S01E03
Pioneer One – S01E04

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 The Series
A mysterious spaceship has entered Earth’s atmosphere. A US Department of Homeland Security investigation has uncovered a live human being in a Soviet space suit in an unstable condition. A note in Russian, found at the crash site, claims the man is the child of cosmonauts living at a base on Mars.

In the Fifth Episode
When an unannounced visitor breaks in to the Calgary base with just days left in the Quarantine, tensions are at an all-time high. The fate of Yuri and everyone on Tom Taylor’s team is about to be decided.

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

Related Links:
Pioneer One’s Website
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Pioneer One on Wikipedia
Pioneer One on IMDB