GETTING TO THE HEART OF THINGS – cast list

GETTING TO THE HEART OF THINGS
Written and produced by Julie Hoverson

Lewis – Austin Beach
Liddell – Shannon Perry
Dinah – Julie Hoverson
C-80 – Risa Torres

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YOU BET MY LIFE – cast list

YOU BET MY LIFE
Written by Julie Hoverson, sound and mastering by Christopher Green

Melvin – Cary Ayers
Ruby – Emily Dinwiddie-Cole
Dickie, lotto salesman – Michael Hall
Tiny Tina – Miranda Hartnell
Weldon – Thomas Rippert
Mabel – Julie Hoverson

 

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THE JONAH – cast list

THE JONAH
Written and produced by Julie Hoverson

Sidney, the Jonah – Julie Hoverson
Captain Lewis – Boyd Barrett
Security Chief Rinker – Reynaud Leboeuf
Communications officer  – Risa Torres

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PLEASE OUIJA PLEASE – cast list

PLEASE OUIJA PLEASE
written and produced by Julie Hoverson

Griswold – Tom Taverna
Maude – Nila Hagood
Edgar – Boyd Barrett
Winifrid – Julie Hoverson
NURSE1 – Risa Torres
NURSE2 – Eleiece Krawiec
Newsguy – Greg Allensworth
Newsgal – Regan Lussier

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HEADS-UP – cast list

HEADS-UP
Written and Produced by Julie Hoverson

ACASTER, Mech pilot – James Leeper
Lena, mech A.I. – Rhys Torres
WHITTAKER, mech pilot – Maria Micklasavage
David, mech A.I. – Michael Marshall
MORTIMER, Mech pilot – Reynaud LeBoeuf
Gabby, mech A.I. – Kris Keppeler
porn site voice – Julie Hoverson

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POODLE LADY – cast list

POODLE LADY
Written and produced by Julie Hoverson

Aggie – Joy Harmon
Lon – Pete Lutz
Benny – David Robbins
Truck Driver – Reynaud Leboeuf

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Pirate’s Revenge – cast list

PIRATE’S REVENGE
Written by Julie Hoverson, Sound and Mastering by Sarah Buchynski

Wilson, host – Joe Stofko
Greer, hostess – Eleiece Krawiec
Thane, guest – Gregory Faulkner
Drew, guest- David Robbins
Heidi, guest – Melissa Bartell
Yuri, guest – Karim Kronfli

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Swings & Roundabouts – cast list

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS,written and produced by Julie Hoverson

Rudy [young child] – Bryce Darley
Sally [young child] – Vixie Robbins
Mr. Wentworth [ghost hunter] – Rick lewis
Ferdinand [ghost child] – Julie Hoverson
Rita [Rudy’s mum] – Emily Dinwiddie-Cole
[Other Parents mumbling] – Lek Zorn, Julie Hoverson, Russell Gold Emily Dinwiddie-Cole

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Black Lives Matter

This is not going to be a political screed, but I wanted to state right off where I stand on this.  It’s no secret, and I hope that anyone listening to enough of my work will not be surprised, since my stories reflect my personal beliefs.*

Rather than go into the really creepy things happening at the protests, I want to do something constructive to help, and so I am showcasing a number of shows produced and featured people of color in my podcast feed over the next few months – at least until I start bring our new episodes of my own in October, and probably even then.

What I see as the beautiful thing about indy podcasting is no single production company can make enough to fill the ears of every fan, all the time, so we never have to be competitors, and networking raises us all.

Try some of these shows – they are awesome!

Coming to my feed in June:
Witchever Path
Deadbeats
Nightlight Podcast

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[*If you immediately say All Lives Matter, ponder this statement:

ALL LIVES MATTER is to BLACK LIVES MATTER
like
HAPPY HOLIDAYS is to MERRY CHRISTMAS

If you’ve EVER bitched about people saying happy holidays, or the “war on Christmas,” then apply that feeling and understand a tiny fraction of why BLACK LIVES MATTER must stand alone.]

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Oops – it’s not Wednesday!

I lost track of time while finishing the latest Decadence of Borrowed Silk episode!

But here’s my blog!  It’s something I came up with while half asleep, but think is still worth mentioning…

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People like to help.
Or I should say, people like to help, if they feel it is merited.  If they feel their help is being abused, they get resentful.
For example, any of us, at a grocery store, would feel abused if we offered to carry the bags of a seemingly helpless elderly person who took us to the far end of the lot, then climbed into a huge limo, complete with chauffeur, and then whizzed away without a thank you, let lone any kind of tip.  Conversely, if we offered to help a well off looking individual, convinced we’d be compensated, and took them a block home only to find it was a facade, and they lived in utter poverty, we might refuse even a dollar.
I don’t know where I expected to go with this statement – a discussion of character motivation for writers, or a screed on how to deal with actors, but I decided on the latter.
Actors like to act.  The especially like to act when a role is challenging, and when they feel appreciated, either by their peers, their “employer” (you), or their audience, or all of the above.
Money often comes second for actors, as we are all aware that there is seldom much money flying around to share – for instance, I have a Patreon and ko-fi accounts for
19 Nocturne and @A_D_Infinitum (my twitter feed that promotes all scripted audio drama).  They bring in enough each month to pay for the website costs, a few new sound effects, and some tiny part of the time I put into making shows, promoting shows, etc.
Conversely, if I do at some point hold a kickstarter or similar fund raiser and  make a couple thousand dollars and then snub my actors in favor of something else (buying a complete new home studio setup, building a website, etc.), the actors could easily feel justified in being a bit miffed.  Why not just wrap in an extra stretch goal to cover something for them as well?
On the other hand, we cannot overlook the underlying costs of production, simple as they may appear to be.  I’ve heard any number of producers say they plan to pay the actors and then shrug off getting paid themselves or say something like “well, I do my own production, so I don’t have to pay for that.”
Most shows I have seen fall apart did so because of losing a producer – of someone who just decided they did not want to put in the time any more.
Audio drama is, in a way, the last place you can truly quote the old “We have a barn – let’s put on a show!” kind of sentiment of the old Judy Garland / Mickey Rooney films, and make something out of essentially nothing.
Except time.
LOTS of time.
For every hour each of your actors spend on planning and recording their lines, the sound editor (whatever title you give them – the person actually assembling the show) can literally spend ten hours or more assembling them, choosing and adding effects and music, etc.  not to mention the time spent writing, promoting, casting, making art, chasing down lines, etc.
And if you’re a one man band – or as I prefer to call myself – “diva”?
self-care is not selfishness.
Until it is.
–Julie
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