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Bruce BelangerBy Bruce Belanger
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Bruce BelangerBy Bruce Belanger
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CA$ 64
pledged of CA$ 1,250pledged of CA$ 1,250 goal
3
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 24 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is Susan’s Wish? 

Susan’s Wish is a monthly modern fantasy audio drama podcast. The story involves an autistic high school girl coming into herself, making friends, and dealing with her disability. The magic and other fantasy elements accompany and help reinforce these themes. Season one has already been posted on my website and this campaign is going to fund season two, which will be five episodes long.  

I don’t want to give too much away, but season two will include a comedic antagonist and explore some of the following concepts as well:  

  • Dating
  • Sensory overload
  • Arguments between friends
  • Bullying 
  • Emotional meltdowns

 Who are you? 

My name is Bruce J. Belanger. I am a young Canadian autistic writer, just trying to make an impact on the world. I am the creator and editor of the first season of Susan’s Wish. I’ve also brought together a dedicated cast of voice actors for season one. All of them intend to reprise their roles for season two. I couldn’t be more grateful. 

The current cast includes: 

  • Susan Doe played by Xeph 
  • Mika Kaede played by Tio- 
  • Belle Bellamy played by AlexandraElise 
  • Aimée Bellamy played by xxsilver146xx 
  • Jane Laporte played by Michelle Hurtado 
  • Susan's Mom played by Vanessa Martinez 
  • Mr. Sharpe played by Matt Fields 
  • Female Extras played by Yenni Ann 
  • Male Extras played by Eric Fairchild  

Why Kickstarter? 

Running an audio drama is expensive. I may not have enough disposable income to release season two on March 7th as I originally planned. Below is a list of my expenses for this project: 

  • Website/RSS hosting ($20 per month)
  • Renewing the domain name ($20 per year)
  • Fees for voice actors ($15 per episode per voice actor)
  • Adobe Audition editing software ($30 per month)
  • Audioblocks stock audio service ($30 per month)

I plan to release one episode a month from March to July 2019. My expenses multiplied by this five month period equals a $1095 goal for this campaign. The extra $155 is to cover the fees that Kickstarter will apply if this campaign is funded. The items above are strictly what these funds will be used for. There are also other things I want to do, but I could not justify putting the money down as there is not enough guarantee for a return on investment. These could come up as stretch goals.

Risks and challenges

It is my understanding that my work probably only appeals to a niche audience and the fanbase will not be very large. It's tough for any show to grow if the appeal is not really mainstream. Also, while it is true that I wrote and produced the first season of Susan's Wish, I am still relatively inexperienced. I hope you can hang in there with me as I produce the best audio drama I can. I know I can do it and I am determined.

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    Your name on the website

    With this reward, your name (or a clean name of your choosing) will be displayed on a special page on the navalmaple.ca website for at least a year. You will also be kept up to date with the status of the project with monthly updates.

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    Your name in the show notes

    With this reward, your name (or a clean name or your choosing) will be displayed in the show notes of every podcast upload of season two. You will also have your name put on a special page on the navalmaple.ca website and be kept up to date with the status of the project with monthly updates.

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    One week early access

    With this reward, you will receive a link to a private YouTube upload of every episode a week early. A Google account is required.

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    A letter and script page in the post

    With this reward, you will receive a personalized letter from me and a single page from each script a month before the show even airs.

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    Name an extras character

    With this reward, you will get to name a student in Susan's school and the character will appear briefly in an episode. The name must be family friendly and make sense (i.e. not a swear word or a random string of characters). In the end, all names are subject to my approval, so please keep that in mind.

    You will also receive a personalized letter from me and a single page from each script a month early, a link to a private YouTube upload of every episode a week early, have your name put on a special page on the navalmaple.ca website, have your name in the podcast show notes, and be kept up to date with the status of the project with monthly updates.

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    Translated subtitles

    Are you bilingual? Is English not your first language? Do you have a non-English speaking friend that you want to show this to? With this reward, you will get to choose from a selection of languages to have a single episode of Susan's Wish translated with subtitles on YouTube. This applies to any episode from either season. The languages are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish.

    You will also get to name an extras character, receive a personalized letter from me and a single page from each script a month early, a link to a private YouTube upload of every episode a week early, have your name put on a special page on the navalmaple.ca website, have your name in the podcast show notes, and be kept up to date with the status of the project with monthly updates.

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