2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Movies in My Head: Audiodrama & Film

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Austin Suite
Austin Convention Center

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.


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Fred Greenhalgh


Finalrune Productions

Frederick Greenhalgh has been writing stories since childhood and working in radio drama since 2006. Trained as an indie filmmaker, he has brought a filmic approach to his radio stories that includ...

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Matthew Boudreau

Producer/Sound Designer

Aural Stage Studios

Matthew J Boudreau is a writer, web developer and sound designer for Aural Stage Studios in Buffalo, NY. He possesses a bachelors degree in English Writing Arts and Technical Theatre with a focus i...

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Sibby Wieland


Sound Stages Radio Network

Sibby Wieland is an audio producer and one of the new owners of the Sound Stages Radio Network. Sound Stages' carriage includes many top names in modern audiodrama - from the Atlanta Radio Theatre ...

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Sonia James

Special Projects

Sound Stages Radio Network

Sonia James is an experienced writer and producer. Her broadcast tenure included on-air hosting and announcing, sound design, continuity direction, master control operations, and program management...

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