Retrofit Films (tagline "a digital studio") is the production company that produced the Heroes webseries, Going Postal, The Recruit, Nowhere Man, and Slow Burn. Retrofit also produces the weekly video commentaries found on NBC.com.
With the restart of Heroes Reborn Retrofit produced the new webisode series Dark Matters, available on the Heroes Reborn app. Retrofit also created the four viral videos found on the HeroTruther YouTube channel.
In 2004, Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling created Retrofit Films with the idea of pushing the boundaries of web-based filmmaking in digital and other media. In addition to the Heroes webisodes, Retrofit Films has produced mobisode content for My Own Worst Enemy and Gossip Girl, and webisodes and DVD content for Smallville (the animated Kara & The Chronicles of Krypton) and Vampire Diaries (A Darker Truth). Retrofit also produced the gamisode The Rook for Adidas.
Around the time that Dark Matters was produced, Retrofit began publishing books, beginning with Stephen Case's novel First Fleet and Claire Willett's novel The Rewind Files.
- In 2009, Retrofit's The Recruit won two Webby's People's Voice Awards: best drama series and best drama individual episode.
- In Dark Matters, Part 3, a Retrofit poster was clearly visible at the internship fair at South Western College (see right).
- Patrick Ottinger's name was taken from the real-life Patrick Ottinger, a cinematographer and editor at Retrofit. (The actor who plays Patrick is not the real Patrick, though. He's an extra.)
- Official site
- IMDB profile
- Retrofit Films on Wikipedia
- Press release, 2/4/09
- BusinessWeek article, 4/23/09
- Interview about Nowhere Man at Heroes Wiki, 6/19/09
- Interview about Slow Burn at Heroes Wiki, 12/22/09
- Interview about Dark Matters at Heroes Wiki, 8/20/15
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