Casting Call: Crosswired

Casting Call: Crosswired

A young man narrowly avoids a terrorist bombing, but in the ensuing chaos he discovers he isn’t what he thought he was. As he learns to cope with this sudden surprise, assailants arise from everywhere, trying to make sure his secret dies with him. Read more

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.
Will we be an award-winning show?

Will we be an award-winning show?

Every year the Audio Verse Awards highlight the very best in audio drama and this year, in our very first year, Aural Traditions has received a number of nominations. You can help take us to the next step.

The awards are given after 2 rounds of voting. This first round is now upon us and the top 5 in each category will be in the finals for a last round of voting.

Please, take a moment and vote for your favorite Aural Traditions stories, productions, and actors and actresses. Ask your family and friends to vote, too! It takes a village! We’re up against some major players with international audiences, so it won’t be easy!

VOTE HERE

(Note: The site says it takes 30 minutes. I was able to vote in under 10 – SC)

Who should you vote for? Let’s highlight the nominees below.

beautypageant-coverBeauty Pageant is a comedy about a pair of newly-minted devils tasked with corrupting a naive and inept beauty pageant contestant by getting her to sell her soul for the Miss Pumpkin Patch crown. More than just a few laughs, the story also talks about the concepts of forgiveness, responsibility, and grace.

The show has been nominated for

  • Best Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production
  • Best Writing of an Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Small Cast, Self-contained Production (Sarah Callahan Black).

Listen to Beauty Pageant HERE.

In the dystopian future described in the Ray Bradbury classic, Fahrenheit 451, the keepers of man’s written works were forced into hiding while the world fell apart around them. The Mirror Factory takes place a number of years after the war, during the struggle to survive and the need to rediscover that which was lost.

The show has been nominated for:

  • Best Fan/Adaptation Production
  • Best Writing of a Fan/Adaptation Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Production (Randy Risher).

Listen to The Mirror Factory HERE.

Sticking with the adult fare, Sander Cobb follows a troubled young man as he heads west to start a new life. When he gets mixed up with a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, things take a turn. A very dangerous turn.

Sander Cobb was nominated for:

  • Best Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production
  • Best Writing of an Original, Long Form, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actor in an Original, Long Form, Large Cast, Self-contained Production (Steven Cardinal)
  • Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Large Cast, Self-contained Production (Teralyn Tanner).

Listen to Sander Cobb HERE.

Candy Haus coverCandy Haus is a modern day telling of the classic Hansel and Gretel. In our version, Gretel takes a page out of an old Film Noir classic, bringing to life an old, hard-nosed gumshoe with her dumb but lovable brother as her sidekick.

The family-friendly production has been nominated for Best Performance of an Actress in an Original, Long Form, Small Cast, Self-contained Production (Andrea Rausch).

Listen to Candy Haus HERE.

Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.