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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 PROCESS

  • We foster a supportive, collaborative, creator-friendly environment with a diversity of voices and perspectives.

  • Our shows are emotionally engaging and thought-provoking, with propulsive storytelling that won't let you go.

  • Our main characters are ordinary people in extraordinary situations. From their intimate and personal perspective, we enter expansive worlds and concepts that stimulate the imagination.

  • Our execution is best-in-class. We bring together top-tier talent from all disciplines to create immersive audio experiences that transport the listener.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you have an amazing audio drama if no one knows about it. We deploy multiple approaches to make sure that our shows cut through the clutter: From packaging the right talent, to tapping our in-house digital marketing team, to finding the best distribution platform for maximum exposure.

Innovative Marketing & Distribution

We provide a home for talent: giving them creative autonomy, a way to get a stalled passion-project made, a streamlined development and production process, and real upside in success. We match the talent from film, television and podcasting to create best-in-class productions.

Talent Friendly Support

Superlative sound design and music composition are essential elements to any great audio drama. We work with the best post-production talent to create, record and mix layered, nuanced sound that vitally enhances the drama, and helps build scope and production-value.

State-of-the-Art Production & Post

Bringing decades of scripted development experience, we work with a  mix of new and experienced writers to create content from both original concepts and existing materials.

Because we are self-funded and don't rely on outside buyers, our greenlight process is simple and straightforward

An Efficient Development Process

BUILDING BEST-IN-CLASS AUDIO DRAMA

 
 
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THE SLATE

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:

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THE ANOMALY

SCI-FI ACTION/THRILLER

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)

GHOST STORIES

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

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MYTH SEEKER

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

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THE END

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

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CABAL

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

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THE LESSER DEAD

SUPERNATURAL HORROR

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

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TWO WOLVES

SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

Podcast creator and storyteller Taylor Zabloski (The Dog Is Dead, Illiterate) writes and produces this supernatural tale of a man returning to his hometown in the Alaskan wilderness to grapple with dark forces from his past.

Writer/Producer: Taylor Zabloski

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KNOWING

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

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PSYCHE

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

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TZUC FAMILY CHRONICLES

MAGICAL REALISM

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

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TWENTY-NINE PALMS

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

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CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE KNIGHT IN THE ZOMBIE WARS

SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

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

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ABOUT US

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

Digital Marketers

A best-in-breed content marketing team with proven strategies that reach beyond data to engage and motivate new audiences

Mark Stern

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

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

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.

J.P. Alanis

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).

Ashley Oge

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 Middleton

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 Chodosh

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.

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