Gunpowder & Sky’s Channel Dust Celebrates Anniversary With New Features

July 20, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]
Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi brand DUST, the first premium sci-fi entertainment label and channel that reaches fans across all platforms, is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a jam-packed month filled with new content, events, and special promotions designed to excite sci-fi fans everywhere. As the go-to destination for thought-provoking science fiction, DUST has also announced several major brand expansions including making its premium app available in all English-speaking territories across the globe and adding fantasy content to its existing programming.


It’s a sci-fi celebration! This month, DUST is rolling out the following brand expansions, activations, and more:


  • The DUST app goes global – The DUST premium app, currently available on the web, iOS, Android, Roku, FireTV, and AppleTV (with more to come!), is expanding its reach globally to all English-speaking territories with hundreds of hours of exciting, sci-fi content.


  • DUST Fantasy – The DUST brand, known for curating the best thought-provoking science fiction short films, is adding fantasy content to its existing programming, with new fantasy shorts premiering every Friday on DUST YouTube and Facebook.


  • New short film schedule – In response to its passionate audience engagement on both YouTube and Facebook, DUST is changing its programming schedule to from 2 new releases to 3, with new releases now going out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


  • The DUST app is ad-free for the whole month of July – In honor of the global launch and to say a big thanks to fans, the DUST app is totally free for the month of July. No ads or sign-ups are required! This month, the sci-fi classic Star Trek: Nemesis is featured totally ad-free.


  • Limited edition DUST merchandise – For the month of July, DUST is selling limited-edition merchandise on the DUST store and offering customers a 15% discount with the code “5YA”


Since its launch in 2016, DUST has curated and released hundreds of films – from more than 500 diverse filmmakers across 46 countries – that are available on more than 40 distribution platforms. The company has quickly become the go-to destination for thought-provoking science fiction, engaging with audiences across all platforms including the DUST OTT channel, the DUST premium app, all social platforms, and its premium audio studio, which has already released three chart-topping seasons of the acclaimed “DUST” podcast series, with “CHRYSALIS”, season three starring and executive produced by Emmy-award nominated Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, 6 Underground, “Macbeth”) and co-starring Academy-award nominated Toni Collette (“United States of Tara), claiming the #1 global fiction spot. From timeless classics to cutting-edge movies, series, short films, and podcasts, DUST acquires, produces, and distributes an array of content and has grown a voracious community of over 35 million sci-fi fans worldwide.


The brand has worked with emerging talent and sci-fi legends alike, including; Werner and Rudolph Herzog on Last Exit: Space (with Discovery+), Tom Lowe on AWAKEN, executive produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio and narrated by Liv Tyler,  David O’Leary, and Tan Ce Ding on The Masseuse (with Miramax), Zach Stentz on “Moreau”, John Davis, Derek Kolstad, and Jude Chun on The Time Agent (with Black Label Media), Edward Ricourt on “Meshed” (with Balboa Productions, helmed by Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood) and Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell, Pedro Pascal, and Jay Duplass on Prospect, Zach Strauss on Bad Peter (with Escape Artists), and Matt Harlock on Deep Clean (with Ghost House Pictures).


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