The digital content studio Gunpowder & Sky launched its own sci-fi streaming service called Dust on Thursday.
Featuring short films, series and behind-the-scenes content, the multi-platform service will be the exclusive home of the thriller “Where The Shadows Fall” from director Kate Phillips and writer Will Welles. The studio also announced that it had begun production on the first original series for the platform, “Product Wars.”
Curated by Dust and Lucasfilms’ Steve Tzirlin, the service boasts more than 100 sci-fi short films, including “The iMom”, directed Ariel Martin, “9 Minutes” by P.J. Wolff, “Isolated” by Thomas Vergara and “Never Happened”, written and directed by Mark Slutsky.
“Sci-fi shorts, as well as the overall sci-fi culture, is reminiscent of the renaissance in music videos at the dawn of MTV in the 80s,” Van Toffler, CEO, Gunpowder & Sky, said. “Global sci-fi fans are obsessed with consuming breakthru content, and now with access to cutting edge effects and tech tools, they aren’t only viewing but they are now creating their own compelling narrative and visuals within the genre. Dust is yet another great avenue for Gunpowder & Sky to partner with emerging as well as established filmmakers paving the way in the sci-fi genre.”
The service is currently available across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and watchdust.com, though Gunpowder & Sky said it may look to expand into the SVOD realm down the road. The studio also hopes to spinoff its originals into TV series or movies.
“Where The Shadows Fall” follows The Man as he wanders a barren purgatory, seeking those he lost. The Man finds himself amongst loners and wanderers, people whose purposes in life remain unfulfilled, lingering on in an empty and bleak world in search of his family, a wife and son he lost so long ago that he no longer remembers the circumstances of their disappearance. All he knows is that he must find them, no matter the cost.