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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. 

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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!!

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!

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    Curious Bystander

    This level will get you listed on the credit page on our website, and you'll also be thanked in the show notes of our pilot episode.
    And You'll get early access to episodes before they are released to the public.

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    FLASH SALE SWAG PACK!

    For a limited time get the Cryptic Bigfoot logo Sticker, Magnet AND a static cling (which you can't get on ANY OTHER REWARD LEVEL!) and FREE SHIPPING!
    Hurry! This sale ends Friday May 31st at 11:59 PM!

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    FLASH SALE SWAG PACK TWO!

    For a limited time get the Cryptic Bigfoot logo Sticker, Magnet AND a new Classic Poster Sticker, AND a Classic Poster Print signed by the cast and crew of the show and FREE SHIPPING!
    Hurry! Our campaign ends soon!!

    Includes:
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    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Classic Poster Sticker
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    Amateur Investigator

    Get a signed cast photo and the Curious Bystander rewards.

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    DOUBLE DOWN SWAG PACK!

    IT'S OUR FINAL HOURS ON KICKSTARTER! For a limited time get 2 Cryptic Bigfoot logo Stickers, 2 Magnets, a Limited Static Cling AND a new Classic Poster Sticker, AND a Classic Poster Print signed by the cast and crew of the show and FREE SHIPPING!
    Hurry! Our campaign ends soon!!

    Includes:
    • Logo Sticker
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Classic Poster Sticker
    • Classic Poster 8 X 10 Signed by cast and crew!
    • Limited Logo Static Cling!
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
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    EARLY BIRD - Bigfoot Sighting

    Only 5 of these available! Then the price jumps to $50 for this reward level. All of the previous reward levels, plus exclusive behind the scenes content, a thank you video from the cast and a Cryptic sticker (suitable for car windows, laptops, guitar cases and more!)

    Includes:
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    • Signed Cast Photo
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    Bigfoot Sighting

    All of the previous reward levels, plus exclusive behind the scenes content, a thank you video from the cast and a Cryptic sticker (suitable for car windows, laptops, guitar cases and more!)

    Includes:
    • Logo Sticker
    • Signed Cast Photo
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
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    FLASH SALE! True Believer + the Classics

    Available for the final hours of our campaign!!
    All previous rewards (except One of Us). PLUS you'll get to name a character!* Name it after yourself, or dedicate it to a friend or loved one. What better way to say "I love you" than giving that special someone the namesake of an innocent bystander who disappears under strange circumstances??
    *We will work with you on the naming process, we can't use trademarked or existing IP names.

    Includes:
    • Signed Cast Photo
    • Logo Sticker
    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Name a Character
    • Classic Poster Sticker
    • Classic Poster 8 X 10 Signed by cast and crew!
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    Bigfoot Sighting plus Swag Pack 2!

    Only 5 of these available! Then the price jumps to $50 for this reward level. All of the previous reward levels, plus exclusive behind the scenes content, a thank you video from the cast and a Cryptic sticker (suitable for car windows, laptops, guitar cases and more!)

    Includes:
    • Logo Sticker
    • Signed Cast Photo
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
    • Classic Poster 8 X 10 Signed by cast and crew!
    • Classic Poster Sticker
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    The Insider

    All previous reward levels, plus a signed copy of the pilot episode script "The Maples"

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    True Believer

    All previous rewards (except One of Us). PLUS you'll get to name a character!* Name it after yourself, or dedicate it to a friend or loved one. What better way to say "I love you" than giving that special someone the namesake of an innocent bystander who disappears under strange circumstances??
    *We will work with you on the naming process, we can't use trademarked or existing IP names.

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    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
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    • Name a Character
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    Early Bird! One of Us!

    Only 2 of these available! Then the price will be the regular $125 for this reward level.
    All previous reward levels (except True Believer), plus a cameo appearance on an episode! You or a loved one will appear in an episode as a "walk on" or background character!

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    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Signed Cast Photo
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    One of Us!

    All previous reward levels, plus a cameo appearance on an episode! You or a loved one will appear in an episode as a "walk on" or background character!

    Includes:
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Signed Cast Photo
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    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
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    Local Flavor

    This one is for the local Ohio business scene! Cryptic takes places in Ohio (mostly in Northeast Ohio to be exact), we're offering you the chance to immortalize your establishment or company in a single episode. We'll refer to it as a landmark, or maybe even the place where some weird stuff goes down. We'll even include a link to your website in the episode's show notes!

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    Sole Proprietor

    Our protagonists frequent a diner. One lucky backer will get to name that diner. This is a great reward for a business owner or a great way to share with the world your favorite place to grab a waffle and a coffee!

    **The name has to make sense, in other words the diner shouldn't be named "Joe's Auto Repair Diner" or "Vance Refrigeration"

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    Associate Producer

    All previous reward tiers (excluding anything that gives naming rights) plus an associate producer credit on our webpage, and on each episode's show notes!

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    EARLY BIRD! Amateur Investigator

    Only 5 of these available! Then the price will be the regular $20 for this reward level. Get a signed cast photo and the Curious Bystander rewards.

    Includes:
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    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
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    FLASH SALE! One of Us!

    ONLY AVAILABLE ON MEMORIAL DAY! All previous reward levels, plus a cameo appearance on an episode! You or a loved one will appear in an episode as a "walk on" or background character!

    Includes:
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Signed Cast Photo
    • Logo Sticker
    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
    • Cameo Appearance in an Episode
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    FLASH SALE!! Sole Proprietor

    FLASH SALE! THIS PRICE ONLY AVAILABLE ON MEMORIAL DAY! SAVE $200 ON THIS REWARD LEVEL!
    Our protagonists frequent a diner. One lucky backer will get to name that diner. This is a great reward for a business owner or a great way to share with the world your favorite place to grab a waffle and a coffee!

    **The name has to make sense, in other words the diner shouldn't be named "Joe's Auto Repair Diner" or "Vance Refrigeration"

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    FLASH SALE! Local Flavor

    **FLASH SALE** THIS PRICE ONLY AVAILABLE ON MEMORIAL DAY!
    This one is for the local Ohio business scene! Cryptic takes places in Ohio (mostly in Northeast Ohio to be exact), we're offering you the chance to immortalize your establishment or company in a single episode. We'll refer to it as a landmark, or maybe even the place where some weird stuff goes down. We'll even include a link to your website in the episode's show notes!

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    FLASH SALE! SAVE $550 Associate Producer

    FLASH SALE!!! THIS PRICE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR MEMORIAL DAY! SAVE $550!!!
    All previous reward tiers (excluding anything that gives naming rights) plus an associate producer credit on our webpage, and on each episode's show notes!

    Includes:
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
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    • Signed Cast Photo
    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
    • Associate Producer Credit
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    Executive Producer

    You'll get everything from all the reward levels PLUS you'll get an executive producer credit on our website and in the show notes of each episode of season one.

    Includes:
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    • Logo Sticker
    • Cryptic Logo Magnet
    • Signed Copy of Pilot Script
    • Credit on Backer Page and Listed in Show Notes of Pilot Episode
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