Rotor DR1 is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Chad Kapper, who also served as executive producer. The film stars a teenager looking for his missing father in a post-apocalyptic world where autonomous drones roam the skies. Rotor DR1 is a film-length cut of a 10-episode web series. Kapper and his team produced the series with the support of an online community that provided feedback before production and after each episode's release. Filming started in mid-2014 and took place mostly in Canton, Ohio. The team partnered with Cinema Libre Studio to edit a film from the series. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray and via video on demand on October 20, 2015.
In a post-apocalyptic world, an epidemic has killed off 90% of humanity. Survivors rebuild, and autonomous drones roam the skies without instructions after being launched to deliver vaccines. A 16-year-old named Kitch finds a drone named DR1 and learns about his missing father's whereabouts. Maya, a member of a local crime syndicate, joins Kitch and DR1 to find Kitch's father.