A NEW KIND OF CONTENT STUDIO
We are a next-generation studio that creates premium sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy audio dramas.
Podcasts that excel on their own merits while also serving as underlying IP content for film, television and other 360 applications.
Our goal is to produce 8-12 new podcasts each year. We currently have over two-dozen scripted and unscripted projects in various stages of development. Here's a sampling:
Television writer and novelist Michael Marshall Smith adapts his best-selling book, written under his pen name Michael Rutger, about a popular archeologist and his team who become trapped inside a long forgotten cave as its ancient inhabitants awaken. Smith will also produce with Gotham Group and Luke Speed of the Curtis Brown Group.
Author/Writer/Producer: Michael Marshall Smith
Producers: Gotham Group, Luke Speed (Curtis Brown Group)
UNSCRIPTED SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION
From Jonathan Hirsch and top-tier podcast studio Neon Hum (Hunted, Sonic Boom, The Only Podcast Left), this unscripted investigative series takes an immersive look at unresolved stories of the supernatural, paranormal, and other unexplained phenomena.
Producer: Jonathan Hirsch/Neon Hum
UNSCRIPTED SCI-FI/FANTASY INVESTIGATION
This unscripted series is a sound-rich, in-depth exploration of the mysterious creatures of myths, legends, and lore. Dodging hoax evidence and dubious sightings, audio producer and former scientist Diane Hope will search out eye-witness accounts and experts across diverse disciplines to dig out the truth behind the legend. Produced and hosted by Diane Hope PhD (Here Be Dragons, Lonely Nights, GhostTown).
Writer/Producer: Diane Hope
SCI-FI CONSPIRACY THRILLER
An investigation of a strange murder leads a police detective down a dark path of ancient secrets, powerful unexplained phenomena and dark conspiracies in a small town at the end of Long Island. This science fiction character drama is written and produced by Christopher Nuzzi (Desperate Housewives, Bates Motel).
Writer/Producer: Christopher Nuzzi
SCI-FI CONSPIRACY DRAMA
Kofi thought he had his life figured out, until his “dead” father re-appears and asks him to join the family business, running the Cabal, a secret organization that has existed since the dawn of humanity. Will Kofi uncover the dark secrets about this secretive group before it’s too late? Written and produced by Benhameen and Tatiana King (For All Nerds).
Writer/Producer: Benhameen and Tatiana King
THE LESSER DEAD
Award-winning author Christopher Buehlman (Those Across The River) adapts his irreverent, poignant, and arresting novel about a colony of vampires in 1978 Manhattan. He produces along with television and film producers Joshua D. Maurer and Alixandre Witlin.
Author/Writer/Producer: Christopher Buehlman
Producers: Josh Maurer and Alixandre Witlin
UNSCRIPTED WEEKLY INTERVIEW
Near-death survivor Stephanie Arnold explores the science and myth behind the “sixth sense” of intuition through interviews with people who have had similar compelling experiences and experts studying these phenomena. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ricki Stern (Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work) produces.
Host/Producer: Stephanie Arnold
Producer: Ricki Stern
Producer: Jonathan Hirsch/Neon Hum
SCIENCE FICTION CHARACTER DRAMA
From podcast creators Audacious Machine and Jessica Best, this is a science-fiction romantic drama about three people who meet and fall in love using an experimental new technology which allows dreams to be shared.
Writer/Producer: Jessica Best
Producers: Eleanor Hyde & Jeffrey Nils Gardner
TZUC FAMILY CHRONICLES
Podcast storyteller Kristen Cabrera writes and produces this character drama about a small town on the US/Mexico border inhabited by creatures from Mexican folklore and the women of the Tzuc family who must keep them under control.
Writer/Producer: Kristen Cabrera
SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER
The investigation into a missing late-night paranormal radio host takes a dangerous turn into sci-fi conspiracy for his estranged daughter and a dedicated superfan. The series is written and produced by filmmaker Francis Stokes (Wild Honey, God Inc.).
Writer/Producer: Francis Stokes
CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE KNIGHT IN THE ZOMBIE WARS
Writers Dani & Eytan Kollin (The Unincorporated Man) adapt their short story about a ruthless vampire who wakes up in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and has to become the reluctant savior of humanity.
Authors/Writers/Producers: Dani & Eytan Kollin
Producer: David Markowitz
EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE
Although our podcasts will be available everywhere, because our shows invite exploration and discussion, additional content and experiences will be found on our proprietary digital hub for those wanting to dive deeper
THE POD REPORT
A Powerful and Unique Mix of Skills
Experienced Content Developers
Decades of experience in the development and execution of first-class scripted content
A-List Talent Connections
Relationships with prominent talent who will enhance the profile of our projects
Production & Post-Production Expertise
Experience with some of the best Below-The-Line talent, setting the bar for production and post-production quality in this new medium
Multi-Platform IP Creators
Extensive experience creating and exploiting IP across a multitude of media brands and franchises in partnership with the world's most impactful companies, celebrities and networks
Website & App Developers
An experienced team of website and app developers who can build and dynamically adjust our content distribution across multiple platforms
A best-in-breed content marketing team with proven strategies that reach beyond data to engage and motivate new audiences
With over 25 years of experience in the television industry, Mark Stern has served on all sides of the development, production and distribution process as a writer, producer, executive producer and president of a network and two television studios.
Prior to Echoverse, Stern founded IM Global Television, a full-service studio with a slate of over 40 high-quality projects with talent like Jenji Kohan, M. Night Shyamalan, Noah Hawley, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, David Goyer, Norman Lear, Michael Bay, Phil Rosenthal, Adam Shankman, Eliza Dushku and Forest Whitaker. The company’s series JETT, starring Carla Gugino, aired on Cinemax in 2019.
Stern served as President of Original Content at Syfy from 2002-2013, during which he vaulted the network into the top-5 and was responsible for critically-acclaimed, highly-rated original programming such as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, WAREHOUSE 13, EUREKA, BEING HUMAN and GHOST HUNTERS among many others. Collectively they have garnered over 200 award nominations and 42 awards, including 40 Emmy nominations. During his tenure at NBC/Universal, Stern also helped launch and was co-head of Universal Cable Productions.
Nick Garland has developed a diverse portfolio of work from all corners of the entertainment industry. From film and TV writing to audio/music production and building technology for new media, Nick is focused on using steady, methodical iteration to get the most out of any project. If unlocking creative potential is an excavation, Nick has spent over a decade in the dirt, always willing to lend his shovel to those who want to make great work.
Johnathon Washington is a recent Cal State East Bay University graduate with a degree in communications and media studies. A Southern California native, he hopes to pursue a career in media development.
JP Alanis is the former General Manager of Tyler, The Creator’s direct-to-consumer media venture GOLF MEDIA, overseeing content development, product and technology, as well as sales of incubated projects to linear television, including The Jellies (Adult Swim) and Nuts & Bolts (Viceland).
Last of her name, breaker of traditions, ally of all things weeb and Queen of her own imaginary realm infused with black girl magic. When plucked back down to reality Ashley is a sun Leo with a Masters of Screenwriting degree from the New York Film Academy. When her nose isn’t buried in a book, she wields a pen to weave stories that cross culture and time.
Justin is the former product strategy lead for Kim Kardashian West’s direct-to-consumer media ventures KKW and KIMOJI. He has defined and advised on video and product development for Howard Stern and SiriusXM, as well as Ellen Degeneres and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ben joined Echoverse from Fearless Media, where he served as Mark Stern’s Assistant. Prior to that, he was at Bento Box Entertainment as the assistant to Head of Production Joel Kuwahara. In March 2015, he joined The Shuman Company as an assistant to Film/TV Literary Manager Robert Lazar. Previously, he worked at Atlas Entertainment and Comedy Central. Ben holds a BS in Film and Television from Boston University.