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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.

 
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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:

SCRIPTED

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THE LESSER DEAD
IN PRODUCTION
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.

Producer/Cast: Minnie Driver

Producer/Cast: Jack Kilmer

Author/Writer/Producer: Christopher Buehlman

Producers: Josh Maurer and Alixandre Witlin

Production Company: SALT Audio

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GRIM DEATH AND BILL THE ELECTROCUTED CRIMINAL
IN PRODUCTION
SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

This unique, off-beat drama is based on the novel by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and NY Times best-selling author Thomas Sniegoski (Fallen, The Remy Chandler Novels) 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. Sniegoski is adapting and producing with Mignola and Pete Donaldson.

Writers/Producers: Mike Mignola & Thomas Sniegoski
Producer: Pete Donaldson

Producer/Cast: Jack Quaid
Production Company: Wolf At The Door

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THE DOCTOR IS IN
SUPERNATURAL HORROR

A med student-turned-veterinarian in Chicago runs an underground clinic for supernatural creatures and finds herself unexpectantly at the center of a brewing war between vampires, werewolves, and the humans who hunt them.

Producer/Cast: Alison Pill

Writer/Producer: Cassie Keet

Producer: Powderkeg/Paul Feig

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FLIPPED
SCI-FI CHARACTER DRAMA

A talented young Latinx gymnast recovering from an injury is treated with a controversial gene therapy that gives her unexpected superhuman abilities. The series is written and produced by Neal Baer (ER, Law & Order: SVU, Designated Survivor) and Ricardo Pérez González (Designated Survivor).

Writer/Producer: Neal Baer & Ricardo Perez Gonzalez
​Writers: Daniella De Jesús, Chastity Dotson

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THE DYING IMMORTAL
SCI-FI ACTION THRILLER

In an unprecedented collaboration with SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute, award-winning podcast creator Mac Rogers (The Message, LifeAfter, Steal The Stars) writes a science-based story about mankind’s first encounter with an alien lifeform. Boom Integrated (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls), Mike Sword (Legends Of The Deep) and Kevin Fox (Raising Kanan) produce along with Rogers and The SETI Institute.

Writer/Producer: Mac Rogers
Producer: Mike Sword
Producer: Kevin Fox
Producer: SETI Institute
Producer: BOOM Integrated

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DEEP SIGNAL
SCI-FI SPACE THRILLER

Lana and Alex are sister/brother “repo men” who go to retrieve an abandoned mining ship on a distant asteroid and discover most of the crew dead and the survivors hiding a dark secret involving the asteroid they had been mining.

Writer/Producer: Jonni Remmler

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THE CHRONICLES OF ASTRIMOS
SCI-FI ACTION/ADVENTURE

Jumanji meets Liar Liar. A cynical, ambitious lawyer finds himself zapped into the world of an earnest 1950s sci-fi radio serial, and must figure out how to become a hero in order to find his way home.

Writer/Producer: Declan Dineen
Producer: Michel Lafrance

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FIRST CONTACT
ALIEN INVASION SCI-FI

Noah Foster is a genius polymath who discovers a message from the stars. Meanwhile, Noah's journalist girlfriend Jessica is investigating the Lingua Franca institute where a group of preternaturally precocious kids are learning their own language and secretively using alien supersolids in creepy ways

Writer/Producer: Nick Hawthorne

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THE ECHOES
SCI-FI CHARACTER DRAMA

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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THE DARK BENEATH
SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

Documentary filmmaker Matthew Crane's investigation of a decades-old murder-suicide acts as a gateway into a shadowy world of conspiracy, prophecy, and supernatural forces.

Writers: Guy Busick & Ryan C. Murphy

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IN THE BLOOD
SUPERNATURAL DRAMA

In this taut supernatural thriller, a newlywed meets her husband’s insular New England family and discovers a generations-old secret that threatens both her life the life of her unborn child. Written and produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Supernatural, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

Writer/Producers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker

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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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PANOPTICON
SCI-FI CONSPIRACY DRAMA

An analyst evaluating life inside a “smart” high rise comes to suspect that the artificial intelligence powering the building has become self-aware and may be plotting against not just the tenants, but all of humanity. 

Writer/Producer: Collin Armstrong
Producers: Stockholm Syndrome

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FIVE MINUTES IN THE FUTURE
SCI-FI ANTHOLOGY DRAMA

Podcast creator and storyteller Taylor Zabloski (The Dog is Dead, Illiterate) writes and produces this anthology series which takes notable advances in science and technology and spins them into the near future.

Writers/Producers: Taylor Zabloski

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MURDER HOUSE
SUPERNATURAL HORROR

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.

Producer: David Markowitz

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NECROPOLIS
SUPERNATURAL CHARACTER DRAMA

After a personal tragedy fractures her family, a military vet Sarah Bishop (Kate Mara) takes a job as a sheriff’s deputy in a small Northern California town and begins to experience a growing series of terrifying hauntings that threaten her children’s lives and her sanity.

Producer/Cast: Kate Mara
Writer: Brian Miller
Producers: Project X Entertainment

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DARKER FURTHER DOWN
SUPERNATURAL DRAMEDY

Based on the online comic: All twenty-somethings think their hometowns suck, but at least they don't have to deal with otherworldly portals, dopplegangers, or accidental demons. For Libby and Elaine Miller, these spooky inconveniences are just a part of growing up in Blackwater, Maine. 

Writer/Producer: Sarah Navin
Producer: Audity, Jessica Bustillos

UNSCRIPTED

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GHOST STORIES
UNSCRIPTED SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION

From Jonathan Hirsch and award-winning podcast studio Neon Hum (Bag Man, The Thing About Pam, This Land), this unscripted investigative series follows journalist Jake Flanagin and his producer Natalie Rinn as they take an immersive look at unresolved stories of supernatural, paranormal and other unexplained phenomena. Hirsch and Neon Hum produces. Jake Flanagin hosts.

Host: Jake Flanagin
Producer: Jonathan Hirsch (Neon Hum)

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MYTH SEEKER
UNSCRIPTED SCI-FI/FANTASY INVESTIGATION

What's more terrifying than scary fiction? Scary fact! Take a deep dive with scientist-turned-audio-producer Diane Hope in this weekly exploration of the mysterious creatures of modern myth, legend and lore. Dodging hoax evidence and dubious sightings, Hope weaves an immersive sonic journey through the worlds of science and culture, psychology and storytelling, to dig out the truth behind the legend. Because nothing is more frightening...than the truth. Produced and hosted by Diane Hope (Ghost Town, Here Be Dragons).

Writer/Producer: Diane Hope

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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

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THIS IS KINDA F'D UP
UNSCRIPTED WEEKLY TALK SHOW

From Tatiana King and BenHaMeen, the creative minds behind the award-winning ForAllNerds media collective, comes a weekly talk show that takes a deep dive into genre and pop content, creators, and culture. THIS IS KINDA F’D UP will explore the ways in which media and entertainment creates tropes and patterns in storytelling, and how we can move forward into the future with a clearer focus on diversity, inclusion, equity and representation. Tatiana King and BenHaMeen produce and host.

Host/Producers: Tatiana King & Benhameen

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ESCAPE POD
ALIEN INVASION SCI-FI

This ongoing discussion show will obsess over the latest in genre media and will feature regular hosts, panelists, and special guests who give their unique perspectives, recommendations and hot takes on what you should be paying attention to or avoiding in film, TV, and books.

Producer: PRX Productions

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GEEK GASM
WEEKLY INTERVIEW

Lifting the hood on some of the iconic scenes, props, characters, and unforgettable moments from celebrated works of speculative fiction, special guests from across the media landscape will join hosts for a weekly roundtable fueled by a shared love and obsession of all things related to the world of speculative fiction.

Producer: PRX Productions

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HUNTING THE UNKNOWN
SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION

This unscripted investigative series takes an immersive look at unresolved stories of the supernatural and paranormal. Episodes will use detailed accounts and witness testimony of specific unexplained encounters as a starting point for investigators as they attempt to understand and explain any extraordinary phenomena they’re confronting.

Producer: PRX Productions

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TALES OF THE UNKNOWN
SUPERNATURAL SPOKEN WORD

This series features compelling first-person stories about encounters with the unknown and unexplainable. These creepy real-life experiences are told without reenactments or extraneous effects, and are guaranteed to keep you up at night!

Producer: PRX Productions

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I BECAME A GHOSTHUNTER
PARANORMAL PROCESS

Our host is ready for a career change. Their new line of work? Ghost Hunting. Join them as they document their journey from interested to investigator, learning the tools and techniques required, with help from expert hunters. The final step? They put their knowledge to the test, embarking on their very own Ghost Hunt.

Producer: PRX Productions

 

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

High-Impact Artwork

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Supplemental Media

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Merchandise

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Event Access

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Social

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PRESS

Kate Mara to Star in Supernatural Thriller Podcast ‘Necropolis’

VARIETY

Podcast Dramas Morph to TV shows in Hollywood Reappraisal

ABC NEWS

Echoverse Moves Into Unscripted Podcasts with PRX

DEADLINE

Jack Quaid To Star In Scripted Podcast Series ‘Grim Death & Bill The Electrocuted Criminal’

DEADLINE

Why Veteran Syfy Exec Mark Stern Pivoted From TV to Podcasts

THE WRAP

Alison Pill To Star In Scripted Podcast ‘The Doctor Is In’ From Powderkeg For Echoverse

DEADLINE

Minnie Driver To Star In Scripted Supernatural Podcast ‘The Lesser Dead’ From Echoverse

DEADLINE

Mike Mignola, Neal Baer & Amber Benson Prep Scripted Podcasts As Echoverse Sets Debut Slate

DEADLINE

Echoverse Podcast Studio Announces Ambitious & Celeb-Studded New Podcast Slate

RAIN NEWS

Mark Stern of Echoverse on SFFaudio Podcast - December 7, 2020

SFFaudio

Whalerock Industries Launches Echoverse Podcasting Studio Headed by Mark Stern

DEADLINE

Former Syfy President Sees Audio As His New Frontier

INSIDE RADIO

Supernatural Podcast Studio Opens

PODCAST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Echoverse podcast network launches with Whalerock funding and plans to extend into TV/Film

RAIN NEWS

Whalerock Industries announces sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy podcasting studio

PODNEWS

Whalerock Launches Genre Audio Fiction Production House Echoverse

THE POD REPORT

 
 

ABOUT US

A Powerful and Unique Mix of Skills

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A-List Talent Connections

Relationships with prominent talent who will enhance the profile of our projects

Website & App Developers

An experienced team of website and app developers who can build and dynamically adjust our content distribution across multiple platforms

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

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

Digital Marketers

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

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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.

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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.

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Travis Reilly

Travis’ passion for storytelling has over the years manifested itself in a broad spectrum of ways, including filmmaking, production, film & TV writing, script development, news reporting, and even brand messaging. The approaches may differ, but the goal remains the same: communicating sharp but evocative notions and connecting audiences with stories that matter to them.

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Hannah Schirman

Hannah comes from an operational background across a variety of industries. From fashion to theatre to the exciting world of advertising, she brings her eye for both the creative and logistical to Echoverse. Hannah writes and performs sketch comedy, drinks too much coffee, and has a very cool dog named Truman.

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Blaise Lawson

Blaise is a Radio/TV graduate from UCF, currently working as a Video Editor. Through this internship, she hopes to gain more of insight into the fascinating world of development. She hopes to eventually join a creative development team, conceptualizing new ideas for TV and Film. Blaise enjoys consuming science fiction and horror media, true crime podcasts, as well as fantasy and supernatural novels.

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Sienna Gonzales

Sienna is a visual artist, content creator, and writer based in Los Angeles. Her work’s vibrant colors, whimsical characters, and emotional narratives are deeply influenced by both her love for storytelling and her experiences as a queer woman of color. Her favorite genres (and sources of inspiration) include speculative fiction and magical realism.

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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.

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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