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This Saturday, DUST Launches Raft of Original Sci-Fi Films On U.K. Streaming Service, All 4

Gunpowder & Sky announced today that DUST, the leading sci-fi brand, is broadening its reach by launching this Saturday, May 2 on Channel 4’s on-demand service, All 4.

DUST presents an all-star line up of captivating original sci-fi films featuring some of the brightest talent in the genre including: 

  • Nine Minutes, starring Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians, Hustlers, “Fresh Off the Boat”). An experienced astronaut, Lilian, and her A.I. explore a newly discovered planet. After weeks of research, a malfunction during the return launch forces Lilian to choose between survival and completing the mission. 

  • Orbit Ever After, starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner). Love transcends all boundaries, even in space.

  • Jonah, starring Daniel Kaluuya (Queen & Slim, Get Out). Two friends, one giant fish and the photo that changed their world. 

  • The Candidate, featuring Meghan Markle. This is what happens when the dark thoughts in the back of our minds are given a voice and worse - power.

  • Zero, starring Bella Ramsey ("Game of Thrones"). A mysterious electro-magnetic pulse renders the world's technology useless. A young girl finds herself isolated and alone with only her father's strict set of rules to keep her alive. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with All 4 to bring DUST to their passionate, digitally savvy audience, and can’t wait to see how our programming resonates with the U.K. fans,” said Janet Brown, EVP Acquisitions and Global Distribution, Gunpowder & Sky,

DUST, already in more than 75M U.S. homes, recently announced its global expansion of its OTT channel to Scottish broadcaster, STV. DUST also recently released its second narrative podcast, “Flight 008”, which, in less than 15 days, climbed Apple’s “Top 50” Podcasts” charts and has held the #2 position on Apple’s “Top Fiction Podcasts” and “Top Science Fiction Podcasts” list for the past three weeks. DUST also just brought audiences the ultimate at-home experience with the first live stream premiere of filmmaker Neasa Hardiman’s critically-acclaimed Irish sci-fi/thriller, Sea Fever which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And, on April 13th, Quibi premiered ALTER’s “50 States of Fright”, an anthology series Executive Produced by Sam Raimi.


Gunpowder & Sky is a fast-growing independent entertainment company that creates and distributes feature films, series, short form content, podcasts and channels for the streaming generation across sci-fi, horror, music and comedy.

Since its inception in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released more than 30 feature films and series, two seasons of its original narrative podcast, and more than 750 short films in theatres, on TVOD and in partnership with leading platforms such as HBO, Netflix, MTV, Hulu, Sky, Showtime, DirecTV, Amazon, Facebook, YouTube, Quibi, and soon HBO Max, Audible and Discovery.

Notable films and series include Her Smell, Lil Peep, Prospect, Sea Fever, The Little Hours, Cam, Hearts Beat Loud, Lords of Chaos, Tragedy Girls, Summer of 84, Villains, “Survive”, “50 States of Fright” and “Drawn and Recorded”.

With a collective audience of more than 65M monthly unique visitors, Gunpowder & Sky’s current owned and operated brands include DUST, the number one free sci-fi channel; ALTER, a leading horror brand, and CUT, an unscripted comedy brand that is home to the successful formats “Truth or Drink” and “Grandmas Smoking Weed”. DUST, ALTER and CUT are presently distributed on platforms such as Apple, Amazon, Comcast, Sling, Roku, Samsung, Vizio TV, Xfinity Flex, YouTube, Facebook, AT&T, DirecTV, Sinclair, Samsung TV Plus and Instagram. 

With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.


All 4 is Channel 4’s award-winning streaming service, home to original and exclusive shows including, U.S. acquisitions; Freaks and Geeks, Seinfeld and ER; featured channels, such as VICE, Adult Swim and Channel 4’s world drama strand, Walter Presents; and hundreds of box sets of iconic Channel 4 series; as well as live streams and catch up from the broadcast channels. A curated selection of films shown on Channel 4 and Film4 will be available for either 7 or 30 days to stream on All 4.