DUST, Gunpowder & Sky’s Sci-fi brand, has secured the digital premiere of George Lucas’ 1967 student short, “Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB,” set to release on December 11th. The release is part of a partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, whereby DUST will showcase one student’s sci-fi short every day of the week starting today (December 4), until the Lucas premier.
Additionally, the sci-fi-fi brand also announced that it has exceeded 1M Facebook followers and has multiple upcoming channel distribution deals with companies including Twitch, Pluto, Xumo, and Popular Mechanics (Hearst Media).
“We are excited to see that Dust is tapping into the zeitgeist of a growing fanbase that is gripped with how technology is transforming our lives, and who have an insatiable appetite to consume premium content on all devices” said Floris Bauer, Co-Founder and President, Gunpowder & Sky. “Globally showcasing George Lucas’ first ever film, 50 years after its creation, while simultaneously passing 1MM fans on Facebook through supporting new diverse voices in sci-fi content, are tremendous milestones for us. We are excited to work with USC to bring attention to some of their up-and-coming filmmakers.”
Since its launch in November 2016, the DUST channel has featured more than 150 premium short films – including fan favorites “Never Happened” and “Caleb”. In addition to showcasing sci-fi filmmakers, DUST also hosts podcasts and special events such as “The Future Is Female” screening that celebrated female sci-fi directors in film.