Gunpowder & Sky to Launch DUSTx, Free Sci-Fi Streaming Channel on Roku

Content studio Gunpowder Sky is rising a free-to-stream channel on Roku inclination for DUST — a calm multiplication dedicated to irritable sci-fi party — stocked with films, TV shows and strange brief films.

The new channel, DUSTx, will be giveaway to entrance on Roku and a programming will lift ads, that will be sole by Roku. GS promises it will be a end for “mind-expanding scholarship novella that explores a destiny of amiability by a lens of scholarship and technology.” DUSTx will be accessible on all Roku inclination starting Aug. 18.

DUST, that debuted in Nov 2016, now has some-more than 2 million online followers. GS has launched channels for a sci-fi code on YouTube, Facebook, VRV, Pluto TV and Xumo.

DUSTx is accessible primarily usually on Roku, though GS is in placement talks with other partners. At launch, a channel will embody about 20 films, 30 array and 200 of a best brief films. The lineup includes DUST brief films including “Bad Peter,” starring Frankie Shaw (“SMILF”); “Rise,” starring a late Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek” films, “Taken”); and “Jonah,” starring Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Black Mirror”).

Licensed films on DUSTx are set to embody “Bill Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” a time-traveling comedy starring Keanu Reeves; “Paycheck,” a sci-fi movement film shaped on Philip K. Dick’s brief story, starring Ben Affleck; “A Scanner Darkly,” Richard Linklater’s 2006 charcterised sci-fi thriller shaped on Philip K. Dick’s novel of a same name. TV shows featured on a channel embody “Beyond Westworld,” a 1980 array shaped on Michael Crichton’s strange “Westworld” film; and “Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K),” cult-favorite comedy array combined by Joel Hodgson.

“Since DUST’s inception, a goal has been to build a contemporary sci-fi brand,” pronounced Floris Bauer, co-founder and boss of Gunpowder Sky. “Having a possess reward channel and rising DUSTx outlines a healthy and poignant subsequent step in a expansion of a brand.”

L.A.-based Gunpowder Sky was shaped in late 2015 by Bauer (previously conduct of tellurian plan during Endemol), Van Toffler (former CEO of Viacom Media Networks Music Group), and Otter Media, a corner try of ATT and a Chernin Group.

This news comes on a heels of DUST’s proclamation that it has partnered with Lionsgate and a directors of a underline film “Kin” to emanate a sci-fi short-movie foe called “Kin x Dust, as good as a merger of Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell’s sci-fi western Prospect, DUST’s initial underline film that premiered during SXSW to vicious commend and is set to entrance theatrically after this year. Additionally, DUST’s sci-fi short, Bad Peter, starring Golden-Globe nominated Frankie Shaw (“SMILF”), was an central preference during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

DUST many recently premiered a Zach Strauss-directed brief film “Bad Peter” during a Tribeca Film Festival and acquired “Prospect,” starring Pedro Pascal (“Narcos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Equalizer 2”), that premiered during a 2018 SXSW Film Festival.

Through a partnership with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, DUST late final year premiered George Lucas’ 1967 brief film, “Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB,” followed by Robert Zemeckis’ 1972 tyro brief “The Lift.” DUST also hosts podcasts and special events such as “The Future Is Female” screening celebrating womanlike sci-fi directors in film.

Gunpowder Sky operates as a full prolongation and placement studio and oversees a library of over 1,500 titles. It acquired eccentric film distributor FilmBuff in 2016.

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