I was obviously born in the wrong decade. I yearn for the time of escapism where you are required to use your imagination to immerse yourself in the narrative world. TV and Film are great, obviously but they mean that nothing is left for you to do except watch - everything is laid out in front of you and you are guided on the journey by the director's vision and aptitude for storytelling.
In the 1940's and 50's radio ruled. Millions of people in sitting rooms and bedrooms where mesmerised by the kind of storytelling that required you to imagine places, people and events - bringing you closer to the unfolding journey, including you in the adventure.
This is the type of immersive entertainment I yearn to recreate. Simple, clever, engaging and enticing tales which take you away from the commonplace to find yourself enthralled within a fictional fantasy world. The key element being your interaction in visualising the world we have created and seeing our characters in your mind.
Join Margot St Clement, a fifty-something TV has-been who has just been forced to resign from her early morning satellite show. Margot and her sidekick, Psychic Spiritualist Medium to the Stars, Gerry Van Der Vank, have been abandoned in TV limbo-land.
Funding this project will enable us to record the pilot and first series of Ghosts Flaunted to the required production values we demand for our listeners. We will use professional voice and editorial services and make the stories available for download via our bespoke website and hopefully through sources such as AMAZON and iTunes.
Your pledges also enable us to provide the exclusive rewards on offer and will provide an opportunity to look at future merchandising and sales opportunities for Ghosts Flaunted and subsequent audiobook projects.
Scenario 1: Voice and editorial work fails to be completed within timescale. Despite assurances that this won't happen, you can never ignore the powerful law of sod. So - we inform backers of progress highlighting any issues as and when they appear on the horizon. If we have a complete meltdown and are unable to deliver rewards on time we will flick to plan 9. Whilst maintaining our promise to deliver, albeit in a longer timescale, we will keep in contact and add enhancements to packages. These will include hard copy scripts being posted at no additional cost, personal email correspondence and exclusive podcasts and blogs to keep you up to speed and within the slightly warped loop.
Scenario b: Ghosts Flaunted doesn't sell and is a commercial flopperoony. Well, this could very well happen. If it does, then your exclusive rewards become even more exclusive! We shall not be deterred and will ensure that lessons learnt will be acted upon and a shiny new version or versions will be manifested at our earliest opportunity.