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The creators of Pioneer One just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest pilot, CONTROL
Publicity Release Posted: April 16, 2012 08:30:05 EST
Fans Can Vote Online to Help Pioneer One Win Internet's Top HonorNEW YORK
, April 16, 2012 | SHOOT Publicity Wire | --- Pioneer One
announced today that it has been nominated for Best Drama in Online Film and Video
in the 16th Annual Webby Awards
. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards
, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.Pioneer One
has been recognized as a game-changer for original content on the Internet. It's been noted for its high-caliber storytelling and engrossing plotline, especially in comparison to other web-series as TV Overmind
notes: "Pioneer One
has the look, feel, and length of real TV. Rather than embracing its delivery medium with self-referential gimmicks, Pioneer One
offers a slickness of production and depth of story that blurs the line between 'web' and 'network' television."
Logan Rapp of Tubefilter
says "…Pioneer One
just might be the best drama on the internet right now. Are you watching it?"Pioneer One
was initially produced for and distributed through BitTorrent networks, utilizing the distribution platform VODO
. Completing its 6-episode first season based on fan donations of $100,000, episodes of the show have been downloaded 4,000,000 times with a total of 8,000,000 estimated viewers.
"Nominees like Pioneer One
are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards
. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
Fans can vote for Pioneer One
in the Webby's People's Voice
Award, where it currently holds first place against fellow nominees from G4 and Paramount Pictures. http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/105
The winners will be announced on May 1.
The Webby announcement comes as the Pioneer One
creators are launching a Kickstarter campaign
for their latest project, a drama pilot called CONTROL
. Set in the Mission Control of a manned space mission, writer Josh Bernhard calls it a "mix between The West Wing and Apollo 13 in style and tone." The pilot is destined for the 2012 New York Television Festival, where Pioneer One
took home Best Drama Pilot in 2010. They're soliciting support from their fans and people can contribute to their Kickstarter campaign
here: http://kck.st/HPmveU Contact Info
Josh BernhardContact Josh via email