The First RED EPIC Stolen, RED Offers $100k Reward

Remember when the first RED EPIC that shipped out to a customer a couple weeks ago?

Well, it was stolen.

Someone broke into Mark Pederson’s chalet while he was vacationing in France and stole the only EPIC-M that’s gone out the door to a customer.  Jim Jannard is offering $100,000 to the camera’s safe return and the conviction of the thieves.

While it is not usually our position to offer rewards for our customers stolen property, this one is an exception. EPIC #00006 is truly a historic camera. It is the very 1st EPIC shipped to one of our customers and the way it was taken irritates me no end.

We are now offering $100,000 for the safe return of EPIC #00006 and the rest of the system including the media with Mark’s files… and the arrest and conviction of those that broke into Mark’s chalet in France. We will ONLY pay this amount if there is an arrest and conviction of the parties as we are not interested to be ransomed by thieves.

If you have any information regarding the theft, the location of Mark’s property or any details that might solve this case, please contact anyone at RED and they will make sure I hear about it.

Posting information on REDUSER is NOT a good idea for several reasons, including your own safety. Please do NOT post any information you have obtained. Any post we see on REDUSER regarding information on this case will be deleted.

[ via Photo Rumors]



  1. Richard Tack says

    Has this thing ever been documented as actually existing, i.e. having been produced, used and a the existence of the verifiable result of that usage?

  2. Sloaah says

    The prototypes certainly exist, with many major films making decisions to shoot on Epic based on these (Pirates of the Caribbean 4, the Hobbit)… Mark Pederson is also the director of a leading Hollywood camera rental company, so he is a reliable person. Of course, all the Red people are also reliable, having already produced the RedOne.