Recursor.TV Announces Launch of Science Fiction Video Platform
By Scott Green
October 18, 2016
Recursor.TV releases first original series, Nina_Unlocked
Recursor today announced the launch of the website Recursor.TV, the only online media platform dedicated to indie science fiction video content. The new platform features curated short films and series from independent filmmakers, as well as original content in the form of its first web-series, Nina_Unlocked, featuring actress, singer, producer, and YouTuber Lana McKissack.
E.J. Kavounas, CEO of Recursor, said of the launch, “This is a golden era for hard science fiction, and we’re thrilled to be premiering the first video platform devoted to the genre. Recursor showcases cutting-edge work by independent filmmakers and artists in an environment designed to deeply engage audiences.”
The focus of Recursor.TV is on ‘modern science fiction,’ featuring narratives premised in a world much like our own but altered in a specific, plausible way to realistically dramatize the experience of humanity facing the unknown. The curated content on the site is chosen from a wealth of high-quality online shorts and indie science fiction films. Recursor serves as an immersive platform where this content can live in one place for fans of science fiction and those who are interested in exploring more types of speculative fiction subgenres, such as military science fiction, post-apocalyptic worlds, alien encounters, cyberpunk noir, and others.
“While other platforms cater to audiences of horror, comedy, and animation, we felt that despite the enormous passion people have for high quality science fiction, there was no dedicated alternative for these viewers,” Kavounas added. “We are enabling the accessibility to powerful creative tools for talented filmmakers who are creating brilliant science fiction all over the world.”
To align with the launch, Recursor.TV will be releasing the first episodes of an original Recursor series, Nina_Unlocked, a quirky, character-driven interview series. Actress Lana McKissack will be playing Nina, a super-intelligent android and former robotic assassin who lost most of her memory after somehow rebooting herself. Free of military control and suffering from memory loss, using her unique machinelike logic, Nina conducts interviews with a range of real guests including prominent scientists, authors, and filmmakers as she tries to understand the mystery of her creation. Additional episodes of Nina_Unlocked will be released later in Fall 2016.
Recursor.TV will also be launching a crowd-sourced creative contest open to idea submissions for the next original Recursor film. More information on the contest will be released in the coming weeks and months.
Recursor content can be accessed on the website at Recursor.TV.
Recursor.TV features original series and a host of curated science fiction shorts and proofs of concepts from around the web in a growing database of short films and series created by a new generation of visionaries. Founded by E.J. Kavounas, Edouard de Lachomette and Steve Tao, Recursor has something for all fans of the genre from artificial life to alien encounters.