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Utopia Planitia Pilot

Neil Geiger is the son of a brilliant woman whose inventions saved the world from climate disaster. Now he's convinced the board of the company she founded that she's no longer competent enough to continue as its CEO. But if she's going down, she'll take the world with her.

  • George Reese
    Reconquista, Therapy for the Unlawful, Polo
  • Peter Groynom
  • George Reese
    Reconquista, Therapy for the Unlawful, Polo
  • George Reese
    BLEED, Theater People, NORTHBOUND
  • Cynthia Uhrich
    Key Cast
    "Trinity Geiger"
    Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Damon Fichter
    Key Cast
    "Neil Geiger"
    Therapy for the Unlawful
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Anamorphic 4K Scope
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Z-Fest Film Festival
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    February 28, 2019
    World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Seeka TV
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - George Reese

George Reese is a writer, director, and producer of short films, feature films, and web series.

His career began in television in the 1990's with PA work on shows such as The People's Court, USA Network's Up All Night, and ESPN's Up Close. His hobby in online game programming, however, sidetracked him into the technology world during the Internet boom.

Throughout the rest of the 90's and the 2000's, George became a technology thought-leader in emerging technologies such as Java, MySQL, and cloud computing. He is the author of many technology books and founded three technology companies.

After successfully selling his cloud computing startup to Dell in 2013, George returned to television and film by writing and directing short films. Through his latest startup, Seeka TV, he entered the world of the web series where he has produced over a dozen digital series and serves as the Founder and Co-Director of the Minnesota WebFest.

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Director Statement

In putting together a pilot for Utopia Planitia, I wanted to help tell the backstory that gets otherwise left out in the first season. The result is this flashback episode that tells of the fall of Earth.