Radio drama, audio theater, audio drama, audio fiction–whatever the moniker, we’re talking about stories told with the power of sound alone. Calling on a history pioneered by the likes of Orson Welles, Norman Corwin, and Arch Oboler, FinalRune’s modern audio drama podcasts honor the tradition of the 40s and 50s while propelling the art form into the 21st century.
We use cutting-edge on location recording techniques, immersive sound design, complex and talented casts, and original scores to haunt, thrill, amuse, and delight. Our stories [mostly originals] question, prod, explore. We chart the demise of modern civilization, wonder what would happen if trolls lived in our midst, or open the doors on a haunted house where something dark lurks in the basement.
Most of our shows available as free downloads, and enjoy them on the go: grab our RSS Feed, dig us up in iTunes or Stitcher, find us on SoundCloud and use their app, or dim the lights, press the play button on your computer, and kill your monitor and get ready to go on a journey of the imagination.
Our works have reached millions of listeners from every country on the globe, and we’ve produced on commission for everyone from Audible to small independent producers.
Our stories broadcast on the biggest screen you’ll ever have: your mind. Now sit back and enjoy the ride.
10-13-2018 - FinalRune Completes Short Film '1918'
03-02-2018 - FinalRune Launches New Adventure Story Set in Belize
11-year old Aurela means the best when she sneaks a magical crystal out of her dad's room and uses it to try and summon the spirit of Kulkulkan, an ancient Mayan god. But instead of helping out her village, she instead re-awakens the spirit of Specte...
03-01-2016 - New eBook Teaches Filmmaking without the Camera
Call it the 'unwritten chapter' to most texts in Film Sound. This eBook provides simple, actionable tips and techniques for filmmakers who want to learn how to apply their craft to make movies without the camera. A survey of the challenges and opport...
A year after primary recording, months and months of post-production re-recording, sound design, original scoring, and mastering, we are proud to announce that Locke and Key, created by Joe Hill and Gabe Rodriguez, adapted for audio by FinalRune's Fred Greenhalgh and AudioComics's Elaine Lee, is now LIVE, and available for free, through Nov 4, 2015.
Our work with Biddeford High School students on a pilot project combining the art of theater as outdoors-experiential learning (and long-term hiker terror) was featured in local publication The Journal Tribune. Audio tours provide historic view of...