About the Series
Orbital Redux
Live, Interactive, Science-Fiction
Orbital Redux
8 episodes X 22 minutes
United States
Butcher Bird Studios

Space used to be cool. Back in 2028, Zachery “Max” Levodolinksy joined a sterling class of NASA astronauts. But a decade later NASA ran out of funding and all the hero jobs went away. Now Max is 45 years old and he’s captaining a heap-of-junk orbital tanker on a weekly Helium-3 run to the moon and back again. Rampant computer viruses mean nothing can be automated. Space qualified pilots are still needed...but just barely.

After ten years of thankless orbital transpo, Max’s company throws a new pilot his way for training: Tomasina “Tommie” al-Qasimi. She’s 25, full of fresh enthusiasm and way too much confidence as she works to prove herself. And when the latest redux goes very, very wrong they will have to work together if they want to survive. No pressure, right?

Performed and streamed live, including a live musical score and live special effects, Orbital Redux season 1 aired on Legendary Digital’s interactive Alpha platform in Fall 2018, and immediately gained an enthusiastic fan following. Combining the latest and greatest digital live production technology with classic techniques of filmmaking, Orbital Redux is an exciting hybrid of old and new. It mixes the discipline and rigor of traditional production with the energy and excitement of live-streaming and audience interactivity. With a stellar cast (no pun intended), Orbital is a beautiful, warm world where viewers want to spend time with characters they’re invested in, and whose lives they hold in their hands…

Production Team
Production Company - Butcher Bird Studios is a creative studio and production company founded by director-producers Steven Calcote, Jason Milligan, Luis Reyes, Michael Shlain and Travis Stevens. We combine our expertise in narrative, branding and design with a full-service production & post studio, creating everything from independent feature films and short form content to interactive digital narratives, live streams and industrials.Read More
Writer/Director - Steven is an award-winning director with a passion for great storytelling, world building, and exploring humanity’s relationship with technology. He has created projects for such clients as Adidas, Sony pictures, Disney, BBC America, Nickelodeon, HBO, AT&T, Sega, Electronic Arts, the National Hockey League, Boeing, MTV, Nexon, and Intel. Most recently, he directed a series of films for a major new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. An expert in the latest digital and interactive filmmaking, his work has been recognized by the Telly Awards, Spikes Asia, One Show Interactive Awards, and the LA Weekly Theater Awards.Read More
Creative Producer - Lillian is a life-long multi-media enthusiast, with a background in comics and teen-oriented content. Co-founder of Sparkler Monthly, an online magazine dedicated to bringing exciting media to teen and college-age women, she’s a former senior editor at TOKYOPOP Inc., has worked as director’s assistant to Takashi Shimizu (director of the Grudge franchise), and on content ranging from comedy shorts for National Geographic to ASMR videos to video game voiceover to interactive multimedia museum exhibitions. She looks forward to making more shows about space.Read More
Executive Producer - Travis Stevens is an award-winning director and writer (Slamdance, NYCIFF) working in Hollywood, CA. Travis is the managing partner at Butcher Bird Studios and splits his time between that and directing for clients like Viacom and Brian Regan. His hands-on approach has led experience with, and a deeper appreciation of, all aspects of filmmaking, from gripping and set construction to editorial.Read More
Lead (Max), Executive Producer - Yuri is best known for his work in video games (Marvel’s Spider-Man, Prince of Persia, Uncharted) and animation (Ben 10, Young Justice, Naruto), but also works in TV (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Hawaii 5-0), film (Any Bullet Will Do, Silver Case) and theatre (Taste, Something Truly Monstrous). He is also a producer known for the films Tumbling After and Con Artists, and the series Shelf Life (with Butcher Bird Studios), and a writer (Tough City, Voice-Over Voice Actor). He is a lifelong fan of science fiction and telling stories.Read More
Lead (Tommie) - Yasmine Al-Bustami is an actress who was born in Abu Dhabi and raised in Texas (she loves brisket and queso and says y’all a lot). Check her out as Sasha in CW Seed and New Form Digital’s original musical series I Ship It. She also played the lead in John Legend's music video Surefire. Previous appearances have been on The CW’s The Originals, CMT’s Nashville and Freeform’s Switched at Birth. Random Facts: can parallel park the shi** out of a car, was sent to Jordan to live for a year at 13 because she was “too Americanized,” but boy, does she now love everything Texas, i.e. Dallas Cowboys, Whataburger and Shiner Bock.Read More
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