The Cleansed – Season One TRAILER

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2010 Mark Time and Ogle Award winners and honorable mentions

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Mark Time AwardThe 14th annual Mark Time Awards and Ogle Awards, presented at Convergence 2011, June 30th, in Bloomington, MN, are from “a wider range of countries than ever before.” Both awards are juried. The Mark Time Award is for distinguished achievement in Science Fiction audio theater production. The Ogle Award is presented for Fantasy and Horror audio theater production. The awards presentation will take place at Convergence 2011, June 30th, 2011 in Bloomington, MN. Six of the eight producers are scheduled to be in attendance as well as three of the five judges.

Mark Time Award:

GOLD
The Truth: Moon Graffiti
Written & Produced by Jonathan Mitchell
New York, NY

SILVER
The Cleansed, Pilot Episode
FinalRune Productions
Written & Produced by Fred Greenhalgh
Alfred, ME

HONORABLE MENTIONS
1918
Aural Stage
Written by Richard Lovejoy
Producers, Matthew Boudreau, Samantha Mason
Buffalo, NY

Brad Lansky And The Anti-Starc
Protophonic
Written by J.D. Venne
Producer, Dieter Zimmermann
Cape Town, South Africa

Ogle Award:

GOLD
Whoever Wishes
Tekdiff
Written & Produced by Cayenne Chris Conroy
Minneapolis, MN

SILVER
We’re Alive, Chapter 17, “There Might Be Others”
Zombiepodcast
Written by Kc Wayland
Producers, Kc Wayland, Shane Salk
Orange, CA

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Soul Survivor
Sonic Society
Written & Produced by Jack. J. Ward
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Witch Hunter Chronicles
Audio-epics
Written and Produced by Domien de Groot
Deurne, Belgium

Posted by Jesse Willis

The Wall Street Journal: Fred Greenhalgh’s Audio Dramas

February 25, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Aural Noir: News

Today’s Wall Street Journal
, page A1 (the front page), has a well written article by Barry Newman on modern audio drama entitled: Return With Us to the Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear—Via the Internet. It is subtitled “Fred Greenhalgh’s Audio Dramas Hark Back To Radio Golden Era; It Sounds Like Snow” and thus you know the subject of the piece is Fred Greenhalgh (who we had as a guest on SFFaudio Podcast #039). It details Fred’s new project with the Mad Horse Theater Company, to create an audio drama production of the novel Open Season by Archer Mayor. You can read the entire article HERE. There’s also an accompanying video…

Here is the pilot episode of the Joe Gunther Open Season series |MP3|

And here’s a bit more video showcasing how it was made:

For more details visit the Final Rune website HERE.
Posted by Jesse Willis

Radio Drama Revival Celebrates 3 Years

January 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Radio Drama Revival is celebrating three excellent years on the internet! Fred Greenhalgh looks back on that three years, in part by providing a list of five episodes to hear again:

1 – Dialogue with Martian Trombone (Episode 13) – What can I say? I’m a lover of jazz music and this absurd martian tale showcases the endless wit of Great Northern Audio Theater. Having David Ossman and Philip Proctor from the Firesign Theatre certainly doesn’t hurt, either.
2 – Buried in Falling Sand (Episode 16) – While Dreamseeed has not produced much else, this gem of a sci-fi bears deserves a listen.This inspired, eerie tale does what science-fiction does best: use a society not so unlike our own to tell us truths we’d rather not know. What WOULD happen if we had a drug that made us forget the work day?
3 – God of the Razor (Episode 94) – The Grist Mill has produced many fine tales, but God of the Razor may be the best.Moody, atmospheric, and unremittingly dark, Joe Lansdale’s God of the Razor tells of the dark that lurks in the basements of East Texas… and in the hearts of men.
4 – The Salmon of Blackpool (Episode 52, Episode 53, Episode 54, and Episode 55) – Okay, here’s a cheat, because it’s a series of four episodes, not just one, but it is worth it.Crazy Dog Audio Theatre’s “Salmon of Blackpool” is simply one of the most compelling produced and moving pieces of audio drama I’ve ever heard. The only thing I’ve listened to that deserves the name “audio cinema.” Give a listen and tell me you don’t agree.
5 – Hayward Sanitarium (Episode 126) – And let’s not miss this entry from the catalogue of audio suspense.While we only featured one episode of it, “Hayward” is a masterfully written and produced tale of the goings-on at one strange home for the mentally in coastal Maine. The precedent for shows like Wormwood and Shadow Falls, even if they don’t know it!
6 – Medusa on the Beach (Episode 138) – Okay, well this is #6, but I couldn’t help myself. I’m addicted to myth and Wireless Theatre Company’s “Medusa on the Beach” retells the myth of medusa beautifully. Cheeky, moving, and dark, I’m delighted from the first few minutes.

Congratulations to Radio Drama Revival from your friends at SFFaudio, and thanks for the great audio drama!

We were lucky to have Fred on one of our own podcasts – The SFFaudio Podcast #039.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

Final Rune: Three Skeleton Key MODERN AUDIO DRAMA

December 24, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Final Rune ProductionsFred Greenhalgh, the host of Radio Drama Revival and the force behind FinalRune Productions has sent out a thank you email with a bonus! Included in it is a new production of Three Skeleton Key. Which is among the most famous of old time radio tales!

Sez Fred:

“Thank You, Thank You

2009 has been a huge year for FinalRune. Initially we didn’t think we would produce much work, but instead we have released three spectacular re-creations of old time radio plays and produced our first live radio show on Halloween – all of which blew away our expectations.

None of this could have happened without huge contributions of time and talent from numerous individuals, most notably those at The Mad Horse Theater Company. A big THANK YOU to our new friends, and we hope to have many more great productions together.

Of course, we also have a huge thank you for you, our listener, for caring about this kind of work and encouraging us to make more. 2010 promises many exciting projects, which we’ll fill you in about as soon as we possibly can.

For now, we’re proud to announce the release of the terrifying final installment of our three-part OTR project with Mad Horse, the classic Three Skeleton Key, re-energized with a fine set of performances on location at a lighthouse in Maine.”

Final Rune Productions and the Mad Horse Theatre Company: Three Skeleton KeyThree Skeleton Key
Based on the story by George G. Toudouze; Adapted by James Poe; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 24 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Final Rune Productions
Published: December 23, 2009
Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious – it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats. The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats. First published as a short story in Esquire magazine’s January 1937 issue. Later adapted for radio by Suspense and Escape.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Radio Drama Revival: The Adventure Of The Blue Carbuncle – a SHERLOCK HOLMES audio drama

December 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Aural Noir: Online Audio

Radio Drama RevivalRadio Drama Revival has a new Sherlock Holmes podcast audio drama in it’s feed!

Sez host Fred Greenhalgh:

This week we bring back the Quicksilver Radio Theater in a most peculiar of Sherlock Holmes tales set during the Christmas season.

A fat goose, a random mugging, and a precious gem. How do all three relate, and who committed this most unusual crime?

Quicksilver Radio Theatre - The Adventure Of The Blue CarbuncleOne caveat folks: This is an all-American production (Quicksilver is based out of New York). Don’t expect too much in the way of spot-on English accents. Part 2, presumably the concluding portion of the adventure, will likely be in the feed next weekend… PART 2 is HERE!

Radio Drama Revival – Episode #152 In Search Of The Blue Carbuncle
Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3|

And…

Quicksilver Radio Theatre - The Adventure Of The Speckled Band AUDIO DRAMARDR had another Sherlock Holmes AD back in 2008, created by the same Quicksilver team: The Speckled Band Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3|

Podcast feed:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/RadioDramaRevival

Posted by Jesse Willis

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