Cryptic is an audio drama podcast. You'll follow the story of Cole and Julie Kurtz as they host their own podcast exploring the world of Cryptids. You know, Bigfoot, Mothman, the Loch Ness Monster, and X-files type stuff. However, other than simply trying to prove that the things we see on The Twilight Zone can happen in real life, each side of this brother-sister team has their own motives for investigating these legends. The stakes climb higher as their grip on reality becomes... tenuous.
Cryptic is co-created by Jeremiah Isley and Adam Hoffman. Hoffman, an accomplished playwright, and Isley, an experienced sound designer and podcast producer, have teamed up to create Cryptic; a podcast that is about more than it seems. Cryptic will have you questioning if you heard what you think you did, as the unknown and even the perceptions we create from our own memory, are tested
Jeremiah and Adam have a long history in theatre and have cast the show with a wonderful ensemble of characters who breathe life into Hoffman's script. You will be immersed into a twisting, turning, storyline that will have you craving the next episode to see what else awaits in the dark.
Crooked Path Productions presents, Cryptic... but not without your support!
We've set a very modest funding goal for a project of this magnitude. We have a strong creative team - Producer, Director, Writer, Sound Designer, and Music Composer. As well as an amazingly talented cast of actors. Now, we've called in a lot of favors from friends in the industry, but the truth is there's only so much we can ask. Because we've got such a talented group of professionals that also means that we're asking them to take time (time they could be using for much higher paying gigs) and make this project happen. So a portion of our funding goal goes towards the wonderful folks who are already working hard on Cryptic. The rest of the budget will go mostly towards marketing so we can help as many people find our wonderful work as possible. And the rest towards the nuts and bolts of producing, and distributing the show for our listeners. And of course we have stretch goals!!
$2,500 - Once this goal is unlocked we'll increase the season from 10 to 12 episodes!
$3,000 - If this goal is unlocked, we'll produce a special Christmas episode!!
$5,000 - Blooper reels for all! We'll post blooper reels to our Backer Page on the website!
$7,000 - Cryptic Live! That's right, we'll perform an episode of Cryptic LIVE on stage in northeast Ohio. And our backers will have first access to tickets!
$10,000 - Dolby 5.1 We'll make available to anyone who backed us at $20/Amateur Investigator will get access to full surround sound versions of each episode!
Risks and challenges
We've set a pretty conservative timeline for the production of Cryptic, with an expected release of October, 2019. The risk and challenge we will face as we head towards production is surely scheduling. We're going to have a pretty decent sized cast, so we will most likely run into scheduling issues. These are working actors, and frankly we aren't paying them that well. So if they need to work to feed themselves/their families, we will certainly understand. That being said, we also feel like the schedule we've set takes account for these possible set-backs and will still allow us to release the show on our planned timeframe!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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