About this project
Control is a pilot for a drama series set in the Mission Control of a manned space mission, written as a hybrid of Apollo 13 and The West Wing in style and tone.
An International coalition has come together to send the first humans to Mars--but a race is on with a Chinese mission to see who gets there first.
When a military stand-off between the US and China threatens to start a war, Flight Director Peter Lacey must fight to keep his astronauts from becoming pawns in the Earthly conflict. But a secret has been kept from him that threatens the lives of both crews, who hang in the balance 150 million miles from home...
From the creators of Pioneer One, Control is destined for entry into the 2012 New York Television Festival, where P1 took home 'Best Drama Pilot' in 2010. Whereas Pioneer One continued on as a series online, Control is being made specifically to shop to networks both online and on television. This year's NYTVF is going to be a prime opportunity to do that, with buyers from Hulu, Syfy, IFC, and others yet to be announced.
After mounting a successful Kickstarter campaign more than two years ago, we embarked on the pilot for Pioneer One having never attempted to make a drama series. With six episodes of P1 under our collective belts, Control will benefit from our knowledge and experience to make it the best work we've ever done. The trailer for Pioneer One:
We are doing this new pilot with the specific intention of meeting with networks. The goal is two-fold: to see what prospects Control may have for a network series, and to see what opportunities there are to continue Pioneer One.
Because Control is intended for festivals and network-eyes, we won't be releasing it to the public. The only way you'll get to see the finished product is by supporting our campaign. We're really excited about Control's potential and we hope you'll be a part of it!
There are no plans to release it publicly. Only donors will be able to see it.
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