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Witch Hunter: a 6-minute preview

Our IndieGoGo campaign is going strong at http://igg.me/at/witchhunter and to celebrate that, we’re offering a special 6-minute preview to give you an idea of what the audiobook will sound like. Mind you, this was made with our current means. It’s going to be even more awesome once we’re fully funded:

More updates will come!

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The Witch Hunter crowdfunding campaign

We’re two days into crowdfunding Witch Hunter: the dramatized audiobook and our backers have already smashed the initial barrier of $500, for which we are extremely grateful!

This is only the beginning, though. We have big intentions and are offering bigger rewards as well! We’re setting out to create the ultimate version of the Witch Hunter saga.

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Announcing… WITCH HUNTER

While “The Witch Hunter Chronicles” received praise and an Ogle Award for its quality storytelling, compelling characters and exciting music and sound design, it actually doesn’t represent our full intentions for the story and this has always bothered us. Restrictions on time and resources forced us to limit the production to its current state. Meanwhile, there is so much more story to tell!

We want to give listeners the “true” story of Ludlov and Samina and that requires more attention to detail, more background and deeper exploration of the lore than the audio drama was able to provide.

That’s why I have been working on a novel simply titled “Witch Hunter”.

This novel will soon be turned into an audiobook.

Not just any old boring audiobook with one voice reading you the story, though. No, this will be as sonically exciting as the audio drama was. It will bring more detail, more character, more lore and a completely reimagined ending to the story.

To be able to produce this audiobook the way we envision it, we will need your support. That’s why we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign very soon on Indiegogo.

Before we launch it, though, please enjoy this video and share it with your friends!

 

 

New website!

Hey everyone,

We have created a brand new Audio Epics website. You will be able to find The Witch Hunter Chronicles there, read news and updates and listen to new projects as well!

Take a look at Audioepics.com !

Jack Ward interviews Domien & Eline

Back in July, Jack J. Ward from the Sonic Society interviewed us about The Witch Hunter Chronicles. This interview is also featured on Jerry Stearns’ radio show Sound Affects: A Radio Playground.

Listen to the interview and see some nice original Witch Hunter Chronicles artwork right here!

The Witch Hunter Chronicles Poster

A poll

Hey everyone, we have a poll to gauge interest in a possible release in the future. Your feedback is highly appreciated!

A conversation from CONvergence

A roundtable conversation at CONvergence, Minneapolis between Fred Greenhalgh, myself, Eline Hoskens, Jonathan Mitchell and Scott Hickey ! This aired on radiodramarevival.com earlier last month. We discuss the convention, audio drama in general and our own projects.

Listen here!

Back from an incredible week in the USA!

This is our Ogle award. The name comes from Charles Ogle, who was the first actor to portray Frankenstein back in the silent movie era. His grim visage adorns the plaque.
 Accepting the award during the opening ceremony of CONvergence 2011.
 The best picture of the lot, this one shows the wonderful audio drama people we got to know better during our stay. 

Top to bottom, left to right: the gentleman with the Superman T-shirt is Jack J. Ward, host of the Sonic Society that has featured our show. He is also the director of Electric Vicuna productions and won an Ogle this year for his supernatural audio drama, Soul Survivor.
Jeffrey Adams is a producer with the Icebox Radio Theatre from Minnesota.
Jonathan Mitchell is a radio producer based in New York City who won this year’s gold Mark Time award for an esoteric sci-fi piece called The Truth: Moon Graffiti. To his right, we have Susan Grandys, wife of Cayenne Chris Conroy in front of her.

 

Second row, from the left: Jerry Stearns, the man who organizes the awards who is also a radio drama writer/producer with Great Northern Audio. To the right of him there’s me (Domien De Groot, writer/producer of the Witch Hunter Chronicles). Then we have Fred Greenhalgh who also hosts a podcast featuring modern audio drama (including Witch Hunter) called Radio Drama Revival. Besides that, he is an excellent writer/producer who created this year’s Mark Time award-winning production “The Cleansed“, a post-apocalyptic tale recorded on location in Maine. To his right, there is Cayenne Chris Conroy, winner of this years Gold Ogle award and director of Teknikal Difficulties, an audio drama production house based in Minneapolis.

 

Front row: left is Kris M. Markman, one of the judges of the awards, Brian Price, also a judge and co-writer/producer with Jerry Stearns on Great Northern Audio. To his right is Audio Epics’ voice performance director Eline Hoskens. To her right, Scott Hickey, writer/producer of horror audio drama series The Grist Mill. Finally, we have Samantha Mason (director) and Matthew J Boudreau (sound designer/mixer) from 1918, a retrofuturistic audio drama that won a Mark Time award this year.

 

We spent many hours until late in the night chatting with these people and all of them are amazingly committed audio dramaphiles who’ve made us little Belgians feel very welcome!

The Witch Hunter Chronicles wins an award!

The Witch Hunter Chronicles has won an HONORABLE MENTION award at the Ogles!

The Mark Time and Ogle awards are handed out in Minneapolis, Minnesota and reward achievements in the field of science fiction (Mark Time) and Fantasy (Ogle) audio drama.

Domien De Groot & Eline Hoskens will be present at the awards ceremony in Minneapolis.

We would like to thank the judges and everyone involved in the making of this project as well as all of our listeners and supporters!

Improved version coming up + some great art!

Greetings, all of you!

A small announcement: we are planning to release an improved, updated version of The Witch Hunter Chronicles soon. It will be presented as a new playlist. It will also have a higher bitrate, resulting in better sound quality. It should be the best way to experience this audio drama.

Meanwhile, we proudly present this wonderful artwork by the talented Eva Brarens, known as Gwenwhyfar on DeviantArt. In my opinion, it captures the feel of The Witch Hunter Chronicles perfectly:

The Witch Hunter Chronicles Poster