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Daniel WillcocksBy Daniel Willcocks
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Daniel WillcocksBy Daniel Willcocks
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About

In 2016 Hawk & Cleaver exploded onto the audio fiction scene with the hit podcast The Other Stories - short horror/thriller/sci-fi fiction released every Monday.

After hitting over one million downloads, releasing over 80 episodes, featuring at a number of cons, and coming runner-up in ThisIsHorror's 'Fiction Podcast of the Year' award, we're taking on a new challenge. 

'Cypher'. A brand new dark sci-fi adventure.

 

 

Flynn Porter, a former middle school History teacher, awakens to find himself in an unfamiliar hospital.

He can't make sense of the tubes pumping liquid around his body. There are machines beeping and flashing all around. And every now and then he sees them watching outside his door - the guardians of Blue Ring hospital. Nothing more than twin pinpricks of bright green lights.

Will Flynn find his escape in the company of Leanna - a mysterious mischievous girl who seems to know more than she's letting on? Or will the Chief of Blue Ring - Mhairi Hunt - be Flynn's source for answers?

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Travis Vengroff is the producer of the critically acclaimed audio-drama productions The Liberty Podcast and The White Vault. Vengroff is a published author, video game voice actor, and award-winning musician. With a strong tendency toward creativity, Vengroff attended the New York Film Academy, the Allegro Music Academy, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with bachelors degrees from the Universities of South Florida & Miskatonic. Vengroff spends his free time writing content for Liberty, recording original rock ballads on his accordion, or playing pen & paper RPG's. He is also the US correspondent and a regular contributor for the popular Russian magazine Worlds of Fantasy (Mir Fantastiki). He lives in Sarasota, Florida with his best friend & their rescue dog Eezo.

Paulina Logan is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and actress. Her songs have been placed in many films and television shows, including Lifetime's "Taken for Ransom" starring Teri Polo, "Broken Roads" starring Sally Kirkland, "Teen Mom" on MTV and NBC's "The Voice." She has voiced characters for a variety of projects, including the award-winning audio drama "Return Home." She also writes and produces short films for her production company, Ahimsa Heart Productions.

Lani Minella was born as Lani J. Minella. She is an actress and director, known for World of Warcraft: Legion (2016), The Last of Us (2013), Mass Effect 3 (2012) and StarCraft (1998). She continues to do over 365 voices in a 3 1/2 octave range for Video Games, TV, Radio & Film. Lani also performs, casts and directs for companies worldwide and continues to pursue a career in animation voices.

From musician to broadcasting to theatre, Joe Stofko is an accomplished stage and audio drama actor with indie film experience. Some of his favorite stage credits include Martin Vanderhoff in You Can’t Take It With You, Captain Bracket in South Pacific and Pop in Gypsy. His audio credits include appearances in dramas for a number of production companies including Misfits Audio, BrokenSea, Campfire Radio Theatre, Colonial Radio Theater, Electric Vicuna Productions, Precarious Audio, Decorated Air Theater, Small Town Podcast/Creepy Podcast, NARADA Radio Company, Harvest Audio Productions and many others.

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Hawk & Cleaver is a digital story studio, bringing you the best stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb. Launching in April 2016, our flagship podcast 'The Other Stories' took the audio drama game by storm, and has since generated over a million downloads. ​Now, we've grown into three podcasts, and regularly write novels and comics between our core team of writers. Our first Kickstarter for comic 'El Marvo' was a huge success, and we plan to continue that tradition.

Daniel Willcocks is a chart-topping author and podcaster of dark fiction. He is one quarter of digital story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, co-producer of iTunes-busting 'The Other Stories' podcast, as well as one of the lead hosts of 'The Story Studio podcast'.  

Residing in the UK, Dan's work explores the catastrophic and the strange. His stories span the genres of horror, post-apocalyptia, and sci-fi, with his most recent series, 'The Rot' (written with co-writer, Luke Kondor), being described as "some of the best writing I've seen."

www.danielwillcocks.com

Our long-standing editor of The Other Stories, Karl is a genius of all things audio. 

When Karl Hughes isn't editing The Other Stories, he's creating all sorts of electronic music under the alias of Piregg, but keep it under wraps, it's a secret to everybody....

SoundCloud.com/PireggMusic

Thom has worked on a number of award-winning projects including the BIFA award-winning feature film Strings, the acclaimed video game Morphopolis, and the USA feature film Anatomy of a Love Seen. In 2015 his music was used in the Emmy nominated Netflix TV series, Chef’s Table.

thomrobsonmusic.com

With debut novel ‘Ten Tales of the Human Condition’ and several short stories under his belt, Ben’s fast-paced, chaotic, cinematic style has earned him many plaudits. He is the co-creator of the post-apocalyptic 'El Marvo' and spends his spare time shouting into a microphone with metal band Koshiro.

We're putting a nice safe launch date of March 2018 to receive absolutely everything. The script is written, the actors are biting their collars with excitement to get started, and everything is set to go. With your support and backing, we can fire this cannon and get Cypher ready to hit in early 2018! 

Risks and challenges

This is our first serial audio project. Sure, there are risks involved, but we've built up a solid network of creators who are practically holding our hands throughout the entire process. On top of that, we've built a solid track record of consistently delivering on projects, whether that's in our books or in our podcasts, and we're looking forward to continuing to prove our worth to the Kickstarter community.

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