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
WITCHES OF ECHO PARK
SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER DRAMA
Amber Benson adapts her book series about a secret coven of witches living in Echo Park and the daughter of the coven’s head witch who discovers her mother’s double life and must take over her role when her mother falls ill.
Writer/Producer: Amber Benson
Producer: Pete Donaldson
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
This mash-up of horror and satire takes aim at the Social Media phenomenon of "content houses." The grieving sister of an online influencer invites some of those involved in her sister's death to come to their house in a remote corner of Idaho.
Writer/Producer: Kelton Wright
Producer: David Markowitz (Pushkin Industries)
THIS IS KINDA F'D UP
UNSCRIPTED WEEKLY TALK SHOW
A weekly talk show that examines speculative fiction/genre content, creators and culture through the lens of diversity, inclusion and representation. Written, produced and hosted by podcasters Tatiana King and Benhameen.
Host/Producers: Tatiana King & Benhameen
GRIM DEATH AND BILL THE ELECTROCUTED CRIMINAL
Writers Mike Mignola (HELLBOY) and Thomas Sniegoski adapt their novel about a supernatural vigilante who, along with his butler Pym and nearly-dead sidekick Bill, rights wrongs and brings evildoers to justice in service of the angel of death.
Writers/Producers: Mike Mignola & Thomas Sniegoski
Producer: Pete Donaldson
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
A-List Talent Connections
Relationships with prominent talent who will enhance the profile of our projects
Website & App Developers
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A best-in-breed content marketing team with proven strategies that reach beyond data to engage and motivate new audiences
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
Experienced Content Developers
Decades of experience in the development and execution of first-class scripted content
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.
Kaitlyn Kliman has a B.S. in Animal Sciences from Oregon State University. After working in animal care for many years, in 2018 Kaitlyn became heavily involved in indie fiction podcasting. There she has contributed as a writer and voice actor for several podcasts and helms The Insomnia Project as the show creator and writer. Kaitlyn is a creator at heart, and when not deep in podcast mode she can be found working on a screenplay, crocheting, crafting, or perfecting her Animal Crossing island.
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).
Enya is a sophomore at Stanford University attempting to combine her interests into a Product Design major. She loves reading speculative and science fiction, watching survival audition shows, and listening to true crime podcasts.
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.
Evan Watkins is a college intern who is studying film with an emphasis in screenwriting. Having moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles to pursue a filmmaking career, Evan hopes to eventually write projects for a studio that emphasizes high-concept, horror and sci-fi films.