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A standalone/companion mini-series to the original story of "We're Alive". 5+ hours of full sound-designed audio drama entertainment.
A standalone/companion mini-series to the original story of "We're Alive". 5+ hours of full sound-designed audio drama entertainment.
A standalone/companion mini-series to the original story of "We're Alive". 5+ hours of full sound-designed audio drama entertainment.
1,073 backers pledged $54,774 to help bring this project to life.

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All funds raised after our initial $50k goal will directly go into funding the official We're Alive documentary! Go behind the scenes of Lockdown and even further back with never before released footage over our many years of being in production.

Who will be making this documentary? None other than our very own Blaire Wayland, head of Emblem Documentaries. You might recognize her as not only Kc's wife, but also as the amazing producer behind the Kickstarter video "Behind the scenes, a Week of We're Alive" :

  The more funds past $50k, the longer we can make it, and if we make it all the way to $60k as a stretch goal, then EVERY backer will get a full-res digital download. How awesome is that!

Since 2009, Wayland Productions has been producing high quality audio drama entertainment. Our first series, We're Alive: A Story of Survival, was created by Kc Wayland and co-produced with Grayson Stone. It spanned more than 130 episodes, 48 hours of content, and currently has over 35 million downloads. That series won numerous awards, including "Best of ITunes" and nominated for "Best Audio Drama" by the Audio Producers of America. With this Kickstarter funding, we hope to bring you the same high-level quality content as we have provided for free throughout the past 5 years.

Our goal of $50,000 may seem like a lot for this kind of production, but we have a lot in store for you! Our previous series utilized almost entirely licensed music which we hoped would work for each scene. For Lockdown, scenes will have their own originally-tailored score to accompany the story throughout, and some reward levels will receive the full soundtrack as a download. You can listen to some of our original scoring, by Daniel Berkov-Hopkins, from We're Alive:

 While we can't make guarantees, we're looking to bring on some exciting voice talent to add to this amazing story. Lastly, we're bringing on top-notch editors to tackle this behemoth of a project. With well over 100 hours of editing planned, we want the best around, to ensure each footstep, breath, and line of dialogue is audible. 

STEVEN WEBER - Jeremy Andrews

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001836/

LESLIE LLUVET - Jodi Lane

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4609876/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

ED ZAJAC - Gavin

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0952124/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

KIM ESTES - Chuck Miller

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1570753/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

SCOTT CHARLES MARVIN - Burt

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4731263/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

BRITT ROSE - Danielle Tyneker

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4972109/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

CONSTANCE PARNG - CJ

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3701387/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

BRETT NEWTON - Puck

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6066846/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

COLBY CLAYTON LEMASTER - Simeon Eckland

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3987917/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2

JAMES QUATTROCHI - Mark Dykstra

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006786/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

MICHAEL CLARK - Bogart Harris

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3269688/

ROGELIO RAMOS - Fredo Brazoria

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1860158/

Lockdown follows a small group of inmates and guards trapped inside a section of Twin Towers Jail, in L.A. As the dichotomy of the guard/inmate relationship continues to break down, they are forced to work together and find a way to escape while the rest of the world ends around them. Everything is made worse with the discovery that much of the prison population has developed a sickness that makes them violent and deranged; inhuman. The story is written and designed to be an audio drama, a thrilling adventure in the theater of the mind that will take full advantage of Foley and original musical accompaniment to create a unique world for the listener.

  • Mark Dykstra - Head Correctional Officer for Transportation Block at Twin Towers Jail. Cynical, defensive, and by-the-book, Mark is responsible and headstrong.
  • Danielle Tyneker - Assistant correctional officer for Transportation Block at Twin Towers Jail. Forgiving, good-natured, idealistic, and unsuspecting. She's strong, but conscious of her own limitations. 
  • Gavin - IT administrator for Twin Towers Jail. Once a guard, Gavin brings years of practical experience from both a guard and administrator perspective. He’s confident, tough, and doesn't show a hint of aging.
  • Bogart Harris - Inmate - Energetic, fun-loving, and relaxed. Religious, but also modern with his beliefs. Musical, and sometimes freestyle raps.
  • Jodi Lane - Inmate - Charged with computer-related crimes, petite, cocky.
  • Chuck Miller - Inmate - White collar criminal who's been serving a sentence unequal to the crime committed. Bitter, older, caustic, smartass.
  • Jeremy Andrews - Inmate - The smooth criminal. Mysterious, fearless, atheist. Selfless and headstrong.
  • Fredo Brazoria - Inmate - The beast of cell block eight. Hardened Mexican gang enforcer. Incredibly selfish, strong, rough, and quiet. Massive in size and presence.
  • Simeon Ekland - Inmate - The narrator of the story, petty criminal.

It's your first day in lockup. We're happy that you'll support us. We'll send you a thank-you email, and you'll get your name listed on our website (werealive.com) as a backer.

You'll get our Lockdown exclusive poster, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. If only you could somehow use the poster to escape....

You're one of our first inmates. You'll get all three segments of the 5+ hour epic at a discount AND before the general public, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. Maybe crime does pay...

You weren't one of our first inmates, but you're still stuck in here! You'll get all three segments of the 5+ hour epic at a discount AND before the general public. Maybe crime does pay...

You weren't the first in the prison, and you won't be the last! You'll get the entire story, before the public, our poster, to cover up the escape hole you've dug out in your cell, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. See you on the outside!

You're not the first to escape, but you're not sticking around! You'll get the entire story, before the public, and our poster, to cover up the escape hole you've dug out in your cell, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. Why do the guards keep allowing posters in the cells?

You'll skip the rec yard this time. You'll be busy listening to all three parts of Lockdown and the entire digital soundtrack. You'll also get a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

You want your family to know you're alright, so you find the gruffest voice you can. SCOTT CHARLES MARVIN, the voice of Burt, will record a personalized outgoing voicemail for you. You'll also get a digital copy of Lockdown to pass the time in your cell, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

You're not sure how you ended up in jail, but you better make the one phone call count! You'll get a 15 minute Skype session with the Producers of "We're Alive". You better listen to the digital copy of Lockdown you'll receive so you know what they're talking about! You'll also get a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

You can't get a hold of Burt, or anyone else. You don't want to contact her, but she's the only one left. JENNA MCCOMBIE, the voice of Scratch, will record a personalized outgoing voicemail for you. You'll also get a digital copy of Lockdown to pass the time in your cell, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

KICKSTARTER ONLY: You'll get a physical copy of the entire script, more than 350 pages, which won't be available anywhere else, a digital copy of Lockdown, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

KICKSTARTER ONLY: You'll get a limited edition CD set of Lockdown and a digital copy. Just don't let the guards see, or they'll take it away. You'll also get a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

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If it's not one, it's the other! You don't know what they're up to, but Burt and Scratch are teaming up for this one moment. You'll get a personalized voicemail with BOTH JENNA MCCOMBIE and SCOTT MARVIN in character. Will you have them duke it out, or have they buried the hatchet? You'll also receive a digital copy of "Lockdown".

KICKSTARTER ONLY: You'll get a SIGNED copy, by Kc, of the cut and bound script. You'll also receive a digital download of Lockdown, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

You might not be at the top of the food chain, but where you're sitting isn't so bad. You'll get the limited edition CD set of Lockdown, a digital copy of the script, the digital soundtrack, a digital download of Lockdown, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

You're not sure where you went wrong in life. First you landed in jail, and now you're infected! You may as well make the most of it. You're voice will be used to give "life" to an infected inmate in "Lockdown". We'll provide you with a timestamp so you can make your friends and family listen to it. And if they're not sick of it yet, you can set it as your ringtone with the audio file that we'll give you of your infected voice. You'll also receive a digital copy of "Lockdown" and the soundtrack, and a digital copy of the script.

Remote recording and recording at our studio are accepted!

You've been collecting contraband for a while now. You've got the limited edition Lockdown CD set, signed by cast and crew, a bound, and signed, copy of the script, and somehow you confiscated a digital script, the soundtrack, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

(CD set signatures depend on cast and crew availability.)

You've been in for a while, so you have one of the 500 ORIGINAL, first printing signed copies of We're Alive Season 1. The guards know what it means to you, so you get to keep it. You'll also get a digital download of Lockdown, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. 

You know what you did and why you're here. At this point you may as well start talking. You'll get to voice a character with 1-2 lines in the story. You'll also get a digital copy of Lockdown, a digital and signed physical copy of the script, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website.

If you're interested in remote recording, please contact us.

(Travel and accommodation not included.)

The warden is rewarding your good behavior with a work release. You'll spend it at a dinner party with the creator and producers of Lockdown. Enjoy an evening eating, and discussing Lockdown and We're Alive. You'll also get the CD set of Lockdown, a digital copy and a signed copy of the script, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. Must be able to travel to Orange, CA.

(Travel and accommodations not included.)

You've followed every rule and played by the book, and the guards have noticed. At this level, you'll receive an Associate Producer credit in the series and on IMDB. You'll also get a digital copy and CD set of Lockdown, a signed script, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. Don't let that power go to your head, though.

Life sentence wasn't enough for you. You're stuck here forever. You'll get to voice a more prominent character. These roles have 4-6 lines, your chance to stand out in Lockdown. You'll also get a digital and signed physical copy of the script. On top of that you'll get a digital copy and CD set of Lockdown, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website. If you're interested in remote recording, please contact us.

(Travel and accommodations not included.)

You've followed the rules and the warden is rewarding your compliance. You, and 1 guest, will have a private dinner with the creator and producers of Lockdown. You will also get a digital copy and CD set of Lockdown, as well as a signed script, a thank you email, and your name as a contributor on our website! Must be able to travel to Orange, CA.

No hankey pankey....

(Travel and accommodation not included.)

Risks and challenges

While this is our first time raising funds for our audio drama, this isn't the first time we've produced a project of this scope and caliber. As the project moves along, some of the cast and/or crew could move to other projects and need replacing, potentially at a higher cost. We'll be working around the clock to make sure this doesn't affect the quality or release date of the story or rewards.

Worst case scenario, an outbreak occurs and you'll get to experience the story first hand!

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    Must be able to travel to Orange, CA.

    No hankey pankey....

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