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.
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
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:
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
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)
THE DARK BENEATH
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
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
ALIEN INVASION SCI-FI
Noah Foster is a genius polymath who discovers a message from and Cranston from SETI is trying to keep it quiet. 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
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: Brain Academy
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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.