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$326
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21days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 15 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

We often underestimate how powerful our imagination can be with sound. We all do it--we sit in front of the TV scrolling facebook, or cook in the kitchen with a movie playing in the living room, the volume turned up so we can hear what's happening. Only occasionally are we compelled to actually look at the screen to help clue us in to what's happening. It's the sounds, the actor's tone, the inflections, the music, the sound effects, the heaviness of the footsteps, that our minds subconsciously craft into a mental image of what's taking place.

I'm Nate, a writer, composer, and audio engineer who is passionate about good storytelling. Many experiences, starting early in my childhood, have prepared me to produce this sci-fi audio drama, Observe and Report. I grew up on great Sci-Fi such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Men In Black, etc... and those adventures will forever be part of who I am. 

I grew up writing. Inspired by my oldest brother, Kent, who one day pulled out two large binders full of stories he had written--and which I previously knew nothing about--I started writing stories of my own. It was a humble beginning--my first story featured a special ops team in SAUDI ARABIA crawling through THICK FOREST. I've since learned the importance of geographical research! 

I also grew up producing music, starting when I was 8 years old plunking around on an old Yamaha electric keyboard, to then putting notes on staffs in my first digital audio workstation (DAW), Melody Assistant. Although my equipment and software has evolved significantly since those nostalgic days, I still create from that same sense of childlike wonder and awe that I learned at such a young age. With Observe and Report, I now add directing to my ever-growing resume.

As my flagship project, Observe and Report (releasing in mid-September) incorporates what I consider to be the very best of my writing, composing, foley, and sound design. With a unique backstory that ties into real-world historical as well as current events, jaw dropping plot twists, and backed by an incredibly talented cast, this show is sure to entertain!

Why an audio drama? On the one hand, audio is what I'm good at, but that's not the only reason.

The idea of an audio play is packed with nostalgia. Imagine the family gathered around the radio in the living room each evening, to listen to Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, which  convinced a large number of people that an actual invasion from Mars was taking place! Audio drama has experienced a bit of a revival recently with the advent of podcasts. Not to mention, you can listen to an audio drama anywhere, even while you're driving! With new exciting shows like We're Alive, Starship Excelsior, Wolf 359, The Bright Sessions, and so many more, it would be my honor to add Observe and Report to the growing list.

Will this be successful enough to run for many seasons? I truly hope so. I have a lot to share with you about Zuri and her friends as they explore the universe! After that, who knows? The edge of our ever-expanding universe is the limit.

Funds raised for Observe and Report will first and foremost go to paying the cast and crew. So many wonderful and talented people are behind this project, and I want to make sure they're fairly compensated. After that, money will reimburse operating costs, like the website, podcast hosting, and marketing expenses, and finally, we'd like to be able to pay for some special rewards for you, our backers.

Depending on your level of financial backing, rewards will include things like MP3 downloads of our episodes and original score, exclusive early access to season two (which is already written), an opportunity to cameo in the show (or play a significant supporting character), and two tiers of care packages that will include exclusive intel about the Observe and Report story, which will never be published anywhere else!

Why did we choose to set the release date in September?

We here at Observe and Report feel that Zuri's story will be the perfect road-trip companion for anyone who plans on attending the Storm Area 51 music festival in Rachel, NV! While we don't want to spoil any confidential details of our sci-fi, we can confirm that Area 51 will play a role. Let us help you set the atmosphere and build anticipation for this exciting event! But please, don't actually try to storm the Air Force Base, I recommend leaving that to the professionals (you'll just have to listen to season one to find out what I'm talking about).

Thank you so much for checking out our project and considering helping us turn it into a reality! And as a reward for reading all the way through this description, please enjoy this SECOND teaser for Season One while we look forward to the fast-approaching release date! (The first teaser was at the end of the introduction video in case you missed it).

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Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we will face with this project is making sure it is ready in time for our release in September! But rest assured that everyone is working very hard to make sure it's ready in time!
If the kickstarter fails, the quality of the final product might suffer, the release might have to be pushed back, and we won't get to release all the wonderful rewards we plan on producing for you! We're doing our utmost to spread the word about Observe and Report and get the backing we need, and we would really appreciate your help!

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    -an official timeline of the OaR backstory, starting in the 1920s (gives insight into S2)
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    -an official timeline of the OaR backstory, starting in the 1920s (gives insight into S2)
    -a confidential scientific analysis of the1947 Roswell UFO Incident
    -blueprints of a new top-secret project currently in production at Area 51 (project will be revealed in S2)
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    -an official timeline of the OaR backstory, starting in the 1920s (gives insight into S2)
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