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In 2042, Dr. Margaret Carter is facing the death penalty. These are a series of recordings played as evidence in her trial.
In 2042, Dr. Margaret Carter is facing the death penalty. These are a series of recordings played as evidence in her trial.
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The Choice is a six-episode audio drama, a feminist dystopian thriller set in the refugee camps of Los Angeles. 

In 2036, a mass casualty event wiped out over 70% of the North American population, leaving the US government on the verge of total collapse. Desperate to repopulate, Congress passed legislation banning all forms of sex education, birth control, and abortion. 

Six years later, a pro-life physician, Dr. Margaret Carter, was approached to work as a police informant in an underground abortion clinic. She wore a wire and recorded her experiences.

Now Dr. Carter is on trial facing the death penalty. The Choice is the series of recordings played as evidence at her trial.

Lina Green attended the University of North Texas and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Journalism. In addition to her work on "Grey's Anatomy" Lina has starred in the indie film the "Domesticated Mexican," "Few Options" and the comedy "Jack and Jill" starring Adam Sandler. 

Will de Meo studied at the prestigious William Esper Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Recent film work includes the feature Life Just Is (nominated for Best British film at Edinburgh International Film Festival) and Shame The Devil. Theater work includes The Fog (HERE Arts Center) and Pride and Prejudice (Dreyfuss Theater).  

Panther Rose is a professional actor from Williamsburg, Virginia who has had dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her career as an Actress since the young age of nine. Today she is working as a writer, director, and actor in Los Angeles. 

Misty Eddy is a director working in Portland, Oregon. Her obsession with radio dramas started early when, at twelve years old, she fell in love with classic radio theater programs like The Shadow, Suspense, and Orson Welle's War of the Worlds

Nick Escobar is a design manager at a digital marketing agency in downtown Portland. As a producer, he has been recognized by the Portland Comedy Film Festival, premiered a short film at the 2016 Rose City Comic Con, and co-founded Blue Envelope Productions.

Molly Silverstein is the Director of Programming for the Portland Film Festival and the host of the Portland Film Podcast. She studied film at Yale and London Film School. 

Justin Valls is an artist that has been obsessive in the fields of photography, printmaking, acoustics, and location sound recording. Over the last 15 years Justin has been hired to design the shape and surface treatment of critical listening spaces as an architectural acoustical consultant (i.e. St. Regis University Chapel), to record and sound design films with international distribution (HEARSiGHT.com), and to engineer multi-channel soundscapes to complement visual art exhibits (i.e. NYC Men's Fashion Week).

The campaign will close on the 22nd of June. If successful, recording will commence in late August. Post-production will start at the beginning of September, with a premiere in mid-October. 

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Credits 

Written, Directed and Produced by Misty Eddy

Producers: Nick Escobar, Molly Silverstein

Cast (prologue): Anne Sherwood, James Henry

Sound Design: Justin Valls

Story Art: Dawid Jasiorski

Theme by: Mathew Rees

Video by: Misty Eddy and Sean Conley

Crew Photos by: Mae Ryan, Sean Conley, Alex Fattal, and Misty Eddy

Special Thanks to West Valley Community Center

Photo license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Risks and challenges

Instead of creating the show in a studio, all six episodes will be recorded in the field to create the most intense and immersive experience possible. We also have a cast of over twenty-five actors and only a week to record all six episodes.

It's a daunting challenge, but with a detailed preproduction strategy and a hardworking and dedicated team, we can make it happen.

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