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 March 04, 2012 at 2:43pm

it is episode 1


on March 04, 2012 at 1:43pm

what episode is this?


on March 04, 2012 at 1:31pm

Wish I was a millionaire. I need a programme like that and would of gladly donated $12,000. Damn my average life.


on March 04, 2012 at 1:29pm

@Chad Burns:
12.59 Monday 5th. GMT

Official subtitles are on their way, but you can already find some fansubs here: http://www.addic7ed.com/show/2276


on March 04, 2012 at 9:42am

Just donated $5 to L5 and also $5 to Pioneer One, both great series, very impressed with both of them. Regarding English subtitles, for L5, are there already subs?

Chad Burns

on March 04, 2012 at 9:25am

That's CST US time by the way... ;)

Chad Burns

on March 04, 2012 at 9:21am

Anyone want to place a (meaningless)wager on when L5 breaks a million downloads?I say Tuesday March 06 @ 2316 hrs.

Chad Burns

on March 03, 2012 at 5:17pm

@ Donations
You can use Bitcoin...from the VODO FAQ page.....
"Can I donate with bitcoin?
Yes, VODO accepts donations via bitcoin. You can send your bitcoin to 19xdhvfp2YvM6SWoer7pkwsVvuxjjYqard. Then email us to indicate which film you'd like the donation to go to. If you'd like us to credit you publically on the website, tell us your VODO account name as well."

We are working with VODO in trying to get other payment measures on the landing page. Remember folks, we are breaking new ground here everyday so there is going to be some growing pains.


on March 03, 2012 at 3:41pm

I feel mean only donating $100 because what I saw in L5 was worth bucket loads more. Keep up the great work! When I win the lottery I will send you some more $$$ (I really want the Studio Hemogoblin tour).


on March 03, 2012 at 3:30pm

Great movie though!
can get it at www.gr8tor.com via iphone or ipad!


on March 03, 2012 at 1:43pm

I think there are a lot of pent up potential donations if you would allow some other means of donation other than via PayPal.


on March 03, 2012 at 1:30am

@NEXT_GHOSTdear you subtitles are just ready, I am translating for edna.cz and just started a website there :)
BTW Outcasts, Falling Skies, Terra Nova, show yourself :)


on March 02, 2012 at 6:16pm

Better sound would be useful. It was very problematic to understand the conversations.


on March 02, 2012 at 3:29pm

@HARFIST: I'm halfway through working on Czech subtitles. Unless you think you can do better than me (check Pioneer One for example of my subbing skills), leave it to me.


on March 02, 2012 at 2:35pm

@K.Knoerzer and any one else Subtitles on http://www.addic7ed.com/serie/L5_-_The_Series/1/1/01x01 allthough at some points they are not so good. Also there are subtitles on the way from the production team


on March 02, 2012 at 2:32pm

I will support, if you show it with subtitles for deaf people.


on March 02, 2012 at 2:25pm

Oh thanks for this series, scifi isnt dying and the way this series is distributed is a way to future, just donated a few dollars because I believe in better future for scifi series. I was a pirate for whole my life to just watch new great series, but right now I got another option and Im really glad that I can support you filmmakers and not the billion dollar companies. Once again thank you for this brilliant scifi series and I hope for next episodes soon.
BTW just started making Czech subtitles

Will Finson

on March 02, 2012 at 6:06am


That's great... I've said it before, but its true, people like you will make this thing happen... Join us on Facebook for inside conversation, and the latest updates on all things L5


on March 02, 2012 at 5:13am

I have posted the first episode of L5 (SD Xvid) to http://www.tvtorrents.com, to get the word out. That is where I heard about "The Tunnel", both great movies!

Kirk Claybrook

on March 02, 2012 at 2:27am

Speech was unintelligble in parts, including almost all of the scenes in spaceuits. It seemed so promising but that was a real let down.