Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Titanium Rain: The Audio Drama - Fundraising Campaign Commences

I've lost track of the number of times I've posted about Josh Finney and Kat Rocha's Titanium Rain graphic novels over the past couple of years - most recently a month or so ago when it was announced that the books are to be adapted as a three-part full-cast radio drama in partnership with The AudioComics Company.

This morning I received news from The AudioComics Company of their plans to raise production funds for the forthcoming radio drama which is scheduled to record this coming September at Mind’s Eye Productions in Maine.

Fans can pledge any amount - between $5 and $5000 - to help cover production costs and in return will receive "perks", depending on the amount pledged, including an acknowledgement and thanks for their support; a complimentary digital download of "Titanium Rain" and its soundtrack; a limited edition "Titanium Rain" print; an original one-of-a-kind colour commission of the character of your choice from the art desk of Josh Finney ... even an opportunity to provide the voice of one of the fighter pilots!

More details around this fundraising initiative can be found over at Indie Go Go, The AudioComics Company and 01Publishing.


The AudioComics Company launches Indie Go Go Campaign for the
audio production of “Titanium Rain”

For immediate release:
The AudioComics Company, in association with 01Publishing, has begun a fundraising campaign though the crowdfunding site Indie Go Go to raise production funds for their forthcoming radio drama production of Titanium Rain, which is scheduled to record this coming September at Mind’s Eye Productions in Maine.

AudioComics co-founder Lance Roger Axt: “the campaign commenced on July 12, and has been picking up steam. There are a lot of people who are looking forward to this production, and they understand that it takes money to make it happen. Josh (Finney) and Kat (Rocha) have been incredibly supportive of this endeavor, and with that in mind we’ve come up with some fantastic incentives, and recently added some new ones that we think fans of the series will really enjoy!”

“Perks” for donations include limited edition prints, several hours worth of digital downloads, sketch cards, and even, at the $500 level, the opportunity to be in both the audio drama and in the third and final volume of Titanium Rain: “audio-wise, you will get to be in the audio production as a pilot in a dogfight, regardless of where you live in the world! We’ll send you the lines, you send us an Mp3 of your voice reading said lines, and they will be converted into “fighter pilot intercom” voices. In addition, your face will be drawn into the third volume of the Titanium Rain graphic novel series as the face of a character! Here's your chance to be in the audio play AND the printed graphic novel!”

The first book in the TR trilogy records this fall for a winter 2012 release, with parts two and three to be recorded later that year. The work will be adapted for audio by co-creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha, and directed by AudioComics Company Co-Producer William Dufris.

Currently published by Archaia Entertainment, Titanium Rain is a sci-fi war epic set in the year 2031 where a civil war in China has escalated into a global conflict that has decimated entire nations and millions of innocent lives. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival in this new age means that man and machine must exist as one. In the spirit of films such as Ghost in the Shell and Blackhawk Down, Titanium Rain follows Killian’s journey through mankind’s worst, only to discover its best.

The completed piece will be available on compact disc and pay-per-Mp3 downloads; Jonathan Sharp’s soundtrack for Titanium Rain will also be available as a separate Mp3 download, to be released concurrently with Part One of the TR audio production.

The Titanium Rain audio drama campaign can be found at through September 5, 2011.

The AudioComics Company, under the guidance of producers Lance Roger Axt, William Dufris, and Elaine Lee, provides superior audio entertainment with its professional full-cast audio theatre productions of both licensed properties and original works from the world of comic books, graphic novels, and related media, accessible in today’s market with today’s sound. The AudioComics team is working to establish relationships with top name comic book companies, sci-fi writers, sponsors and the entertainment industry in Hollywood and New York, and to give these audio theatre pieces worldwide exposure. Their debut production of the original play script of Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta's Starstruck has received critical acclaim from comics and audio professionals alike.