“No ideas but in things.” – William Carlos Williams
Guy who likes telling stories who’s following his dream.
Worked up from the realm of podcasting to the front of the Wall Street Journal and gigs with the BBC. Doesn’t think he’s joking when he talks about a Radio Drama Revival.
Bio, the long story:
Fred Greenhalgh has been writing stories since his childhood in downeast Maine. His determination to leave his home town got him as far as the University of Southern Maine, and two years later he took a university-sponsored exchange to the University of New Orleans.
As he studied film in New Orleans he became entranced with the vibrant, melancholy, and exuberant local culture. Living in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, he completed an independent project on the street culture of New Orleans.
After Hurricane Katrina, Fred returned to Maine feeling like he still had a lot to say about his adopted and beloved city. These ideas coalesced into his first radio drama (and senior thesis), Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead was released in May 2006, the same month Fred graduated USM with a BA in Media Studies with University Honors.
Having found his calling in radio drama, Fred continues to produce his own short stories and those of other fine writers as FinalRune Productions (see Why FinalRune? if you want the story on the name). He now applies on-location recording principles similar to what he learned in film school to audio drama.
Fred’s pursuits to master the craft have brought him to the National Audio Theatre Festivals‘ week-long workshop in 2007, and then in 2009 to Ireland to visit his friend and mentor Roger Gregg. He has studied audio engineering with Dave Moulton at the University of Maine Augusta and taught sound design and radio drama at his alma mater, the University of Southern Maine.
With the publication of a front-page Wall Street Journal Article on February 25, 2010, FinalRune’s work has been catapulted into the national spotlight. His current major endeavor is writing, funding and producing his original speculative fiction serial, The Cleansed.
Writer/Director/Producer: The Cleansed: Season 1
Writer/Director/Producer – The Cleansed: Pilot, The Troll of Stony Brook, Joe Gunther Audio Pilot
Director – Live Radio Drama and Bean Supper, USM Theater Dept. Radio Drama Collaboration
Sound Designer – Severed Threads for BBC Radio 4
Writer/Director/Producer – Begathon Shorts
Director/Producer – Mad Horse OTR Project, Live Halloween Radio Show
Writer/Director/Producer – Waiting for a Window
Writer/Director/Producer – Fall of the Hero, Begathon Special
Director/Producer – Tales from Williamsville
Writer/Director/Producer – Day of the Dead, The Blind Man’s Confession
- 2008 Gold Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Drama – Waiting for a Window
- Hope Springs Eternal
- This is Not About the Apocalypse
- I’m not religious, but
- Some Road through the Desert
- Song of a Cajun
- Day of the Dead – The Fiction Story (Part 2 of 2)
- Day of the Dead – The Fiction Story (Part 1 of 2)