PIONEER ONE Series Trailer
A Soviet space capsule from a forgotten Cold War-era space mission crashes to Earth in rural Canada. Suspecting terrorism, a team of Homeland Security agents are sent to investigate and contain the damage. When a boy with an impossible story is found inside the capsule, they realize they might be in over their heads.
Extra-terrestrial? It's actually a little weirder than that.
2010 New York Television Festival: BEST DRAMA PILOT
2012 Webby Awards: BEST DRAMA NOMINEE
2012 Webby Awards: BEST WRITING HONOREE
2012 International Academy of Web TV: BEST DRAMA NOMINEE
Watch NYTVF founder Terence Grey and co-director Michael Getto discuss the PIONEER ONE pilot:
PIONEER ONE is an independent drama series written by Josh Bernhard and directed by Bracey Smith. After raising $6000 to shoot their pilot on Kickstarter in March, 2010, the first episode debuted online on June 16, 2010 and was downloaded 2,000,000 times in two weeks and went on to win Best Drama Pilot at the 2010 New York Television Festival. Over the next several months, fans donated $100,000 to fund the rest of the 6-episode first season, which went on to be nominated for a Webby Award for Best Drama and Best Writing in 2012.