Rotor DR1

Rotor DR1

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  • Chad Kapper


  • Natalie Welch
  • Bruno Gioiello
  • Tom E. Nicholson

In a post-apocalyptic world in which 90 percent of the human population is dead or missing and drones fill the sky, a 16-year old boy sets out to find his father with his DR1 drone companion.

In this community-collaborated feature film, developed and produced by an online network of thousands of drone enthusiasts, survivors of a cataclysmic viral epidemic struggle to rebuild and reconnect with the world they’ve lost. Autonomous drones, originally meant to deliver vaccinations for the deadly disease, now wander aimlessly through the sky and are hunted for their parts and power sources. But when a 16-year-old boy named Kitch stumbles on a peculiar drone named DR1, clues about his lost father begin to surface and lead him on an incredible journey.

Past Programs


Drones: Practical to artistic use in the USA

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS