FinalRune Productions is thrilled to announce our forthcoming appearance at South by Southwest 2015 (#SXSW). Producer Fred Greenhalgh will be a panelist on the topic “Movies in My Head: Audiodrama & Film.”
So-called ‘radio drama’ has transformed in the digital age, bolstered by easy access to audiences through podcasting and the wide distribution of low-cost, high-quality field recorders. Popular serial podcasts have achieved stunning download figures, and some – like Welcome to Nightvale – have entered into other media.
The opportunity for audio drama podcasting to be an ‘incubator’ for film and television properties, and to extend existing brands into a new life through this form of imaginative – but low cost – medium is the heart of this panel. Filmmakers who are ready to experiment with audio drama will learn about the challenges associated with making a movie without a camera, common production techniques and approaches to recording, and potential reach through distribution including ‘freemium’ podcasting models and commercialization through distribution with firms like Audible and Downpour.com.