L5 (2012) HD

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Stanley Von Medvey
hard sci-fi, short, sci-fi

The crew aboard the spaceship Argo has just awoken from hypersleep to a nightmare. Having spent the last twenty years searching for a new home to salvage humanity from a dying earth they return home and find something has gone terribly wrong. They have been mysteriously impelled 200 years into the future and find not a trace of any human life. The Argo's Commander, Dr. Richard Adams is determined to find some answers and, aided by the ship's surgeon, Rod Lewis, and onboard Artificial Intelligence, Clarke, decides to explore the one clue to the massive floating O'Neill colony named L5. After an exploratory skiff goes missing inside the colony, Adams and Lewis venture inside themselves to find the answers they seek, nothing can prepare them for what they are about to find.

Director: Stanley Von Medvey
Writer: Tom Ptasinski
Producers: Tom Ptasinski, Adam Nelson

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L5 is a completely crowd-funded production, through the generosity of donors from sites such as kickstarter and indiegogo, the creative team of L5 has spent a year bringing the story to life.

Our goal with L5 was to create a compelling, high-production-value science fiction on a small budget. After endless hours in post production were volunteered by a talented team of visual effects artists all over the world, and with the spit and vinegar of home grown construction methods for building props, sets and costumes, as well as the unrelenting support of our families and the local art and business community in the Chicago area, the result was accomplished inside a budget of $15,000.

Now we need your help!
You've seen what we can do with so little. We want to multiply that, and do even more. We want to build a unique production environment that will enable us to continue creating more episodes of L5, as well as other original science fiction content.


The money we raise with your support will go towards seeding a brand new, cloud based production system. It will fund a proof of concept for a cloud based intelligent task management technology, allowing us to pursue the investment we need to create a global film and visual effects production system. It will allow us to research the best open-source VFX pipeline, taking advantage of all the existing free tools, while allowing us to develop new ones. This system will drive the cost of making high-end visual effects down, allowing us to produce L5 and other content cost effectively. Our stories are just huge, and we need an equally huge and innovative approach to film making to pull it off. Combined with the local film production talent in Chicago, we believe we can make anything, on a fraction of the budget.

We want to offer these services to up and coming film makers and productions, giving creative and talented people the most bang for their production budgets by opening up a tool set that was previously inaccessible to all but the most well funded productions.

Help us usher in a new renaissance of science fiction!


Stanley Von Medvey

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on February 21, 2012 at 11:59pm

Films like this are the future of Hollywood. Or is it "Hollywood 2.0"?


on February 21, 2012 at 10:37pm

L5 now available on Android Tablets and Smartphones

Viva #CreativeCommons


on February 21, 2012 at 9:45pm

Congrats from the Pioneer One team! Will watch tonight!

Chad Burns

on February 21, 2012 at 9:28pm

Indeed Gubatron, indeed...


on February 21, 2012 at 8:40pm

Please upvote on Reddit


on February 21, 2012 at 8:40pm

This exceeded my expectations by a lot.
I'm sure every sci-fi fan out there will be pleased.

With only $15,000... it's just unbelievably good. The writing was great, the direction was awesome, first time I see a project created in this form with believable acting and the story left me wanting for more, which I'm sure will happen to everyone who watches it.

The way to make it happen is supporting the series and I'm sure most people will figure that out.


on February 21, 2012 at 8:06pm

What, What! Awesome-ness!!! Yeah!!!


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on February 21, 2012 at 6:55pm

Excellent! I had the honor of working with Marco Garcia and I've been looking forward to seeing this ever since.

Chad Burns

on February 21, 2012 at 6:42pm

YES!! L5 has arrived!!