People with a vision.

Over the years, several people have volunteered their time and talents to the SCOW project. Some have stayed the course, while others have remained loyal followers,  awaiting the time when their talents are once again called upon. There are even some who are simply fascinated by the idea, and are looking forward to the day when SCOW goes before the cameras and appears on screen. It’s our goal to make SCOW a reality, and to do it right. With a little luck, and a whole lot of patience, the P. A. Chekov will launch in the near future.

Gareth B. dePutron


Little Brother Productions,

A little older than Sputnik, Gareth is married, with three children, three grandchildren, three dogs, and seven cats.  He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, reading Wells, Verne, Asimov, Clarke, Niven, and Heinlein, along with a host of other great sci-fi authors, and watching films like “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (the original) and “Forbidden Planet” (considered one of best). He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 with one of those “what-the-hell-are-you-going-to-do-with-it degrees.” He has always had a strong creative side, which drove his teachers crazy, with his greatest interest in writing. Fortunately, this talent for writing came in handy during his 20-plus years in the advertising and marketing communications fields in both ad agencies and “hi-tech” corporations. It was during that time that the seeds of SCOW were planted, but like many such ideas, it went nowhere fast. In November, 2016, Gareth retired to pursue SCOW and other film projects full time. Although he remains a fan of science fiction, he limits viewing while working on the teleplay for SCOW.  He doesn’t spend a lot of time watching television, but when he does, he prefers shows like “Face Off,” “Vikings,” “Antiques Roadshow,” and “Naked and Afraid.”  When he needs a break, his go-to films are “The Martian” and “Thirteenth Warrior.” His current reading interests include George R.R. Martin, S.M. Stirling, and Bernard Cornwell, with a marked preference for alternate history, post apocalypse, and historical fiction. Occasionally, he does get out of the house for camping trips to the Colorado mountains.

Sam Treadway

VFX Supervisor

Producer/Director/VFX Supervisor/Editor at The Intelligent Machine LLC.

Sam Treadway resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Shannon and their son, Silas. From an early age, he has had a love for the arts and science and always had a vivid imagination and love for telling stories. After moving to Austin with a degree in graphic design and animation and concentrated study in filmmaking and visual effects, Sam worked as a freelance graphic designer & creative director, director of animation, visual effects and motion graphic artist, and also gained experience in a number of art and design roles in the video games industry.
In January 2010, Sam founded Digital Milieux, a visual effects, motion graphics, and concept design boutique, partly in response to an increasing need locally for quality visual effects services, and also in support of Sam’s own stories in development. Since he started providing visual effects services in 2010, Sam has worked on over 35 films as digital effects artist, and visual effects supervisor, has created numerous motion graphics TV commercials, and solely produced many award-winning motion design videos for large corporate clients. Considering this a successful milestone in the larger plan, Sam decided to expand on services and create a fresh identity. In the summer of 2015 he formed his new company, “The Intelligent Machine” which is focused on developing and packaging episodic shows, feature-length films and animations in addition to the full suite of post-production service offerings.

Mattias Alegro Marasigan

Additional Contributors

Additional heartfelt thanks to actors Michael Sorrells, Kevin Machate, Heath Allyn, Barbara Garrett, Manoj Topiwala, Kerry Tartack, and Carrie Stephens, and crew Alan Ray (Director), K.D. Lovgren (Script Mgr.), Wren Bates (makeup/wardrobe), and Gina Valenzuela (AD) for contributing their talents under extreme conditions to get some pre-production shots done.