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The Show

Friends of the Bone Chariot is a serial podcast telling stories that are a mix of improv and scripted elements. All seasons include a full musical score and sound effects. The episodes are broken up with midway segments that add backstory and depth to the worlds we create.

The first season, Welcome to Madawaska, is a mixture of horror, comedy, and drama set in a small town in northern Maine in March, 1949. Four travelers arrive in Madawaska to discover that Stella Cyr has gone missing, setting off a chain of events that will lead them to discover terrible secrets beneath the town. Midway segments are news and weather reports from Glenn Heart of WKTM 660 Madawaska Public Radio.

The second season, to be released in December, 2020, is called Combs Valley High Class of ’89. It’s November, 2019 and the class of Combs Valley High is getting together for their thirty year class reunion at the luxurious Waterfront Banquet Hall. Strolling down memory lane, sipping cheap well-drinks, four alumni grow suspicious that all is not as it seems as the evening progresses. Midway segments are announcements from the Waterfront Banquet Hall emcees DJ Slick Rick and DJ TO BE FINISHED.

Short scripted audio stories are currently in production. They will be released in between longer seasons, but not necessarily tied-in with current or future stories.

Friends of the Bone Chariot is made for people who love stories that are fully-crafted, but have the organic feel of improv that lends itself to unpredictability. A full musical score and sound effects provide further immersion into the world. We’re crafting a modern approach to the classic style of fictional radio dramas.


The Details

Website

https://bonechariot.com

Email

friendsofthebonechariot@gmail.com

Download / Subscribe

The show is available to stream on https://friendsofthebonechariot.simplecast.com, our website, or on most podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, and others. Trailers and teasers are released through our Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Schedule

Full seasons are scheduled to be released every quarter, with fully-scripted audio shorts released between seasons.

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonechariot
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonechariot
YouTube: Friends of the Bone Chariot YouTube


The Production

Friends of the Bone Chariot’s first season, Welcome to Madawaska, was released on October 30, 2020. All episodes are recorded remotely and edited for length and clarity.

The main story is scripted by the narrator and left open to explore by the other cast members. At times, outcomes are determined through dice rolls, leaving much of the story to chance. Midway segments and epilogues are recorded after the main story sessions and edited in.

Friends of the Bone Chariot is self-funded with no advertisements at this time.


Cast and Crew

Friends of the Bone Chariot is Andrew Diaz, Frances Li, Joshua Storms, Justine Sweetman, and Sam Reiss.

Friends of the Bone Chariot is produced by Joshua Storms. The first and second seasons are written by Joshua Storms. Music by Joshua Storms. Combs Valley High Class of 89 Theme by Andrew Diaz. Friends of the Bone Chariot logo by Frances Li.


The Creators

Friends of the Bone Chariot is a collaboration of filmmakers, performers, actors, and writers.

Andrew Diaz is a songwriter, musician, and performer. He currently sings and plays guitar in the band Safety, who recently released a new single, Songs of the Night Gator on Jetsam-Flotsam Records. Andy has performed improv comedy throughout NYC. http://thisissafety.com

Frances Li is a filmmaker, writer, and performer. Frances’s work is strongly informed by her eclectic background in improv comedy, fine art, and fashion production. She wrote and starred in the short film “A Woman Eats”, which meets at the intersection of these influences and gives a glimpse into the absurd rituals of commerce. It is a winner at the 2020 LA Indie Shorts Festival and is an official selection at the 2021 Les Femmes International Film Festival. In addition to her own writing, Frances has acted in multiple short films: “Tapes”, which was set to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, and “House Call”, currently in post-production. https://www.frances-li.com

Joshua Storms is a producer, musican, and writer based in NYC. Joshua produces music for film, commercials, and podcasts. Podcast work includes production, sound design, mixing, and editing. He recently co-wrote the short film Safe and Sound and composed the score, currently in post-production. https://joshua-storms.com

Justine Sweetman is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, and creative director. She is the co-founder of REALnew Collective, a female-led collective creating meaningful, story-driven film and digital media based in New York and Los Angeles. She produced “A Woman Eats” and is finishing up post-production on “How to Raise a Black Boy”. https:/realnewcollective.com

Sam Reiss is an award-winning filmmaker and performer based in NYC. He recently directed the short film “A Woman Eats”. He performed his comedy act Master Class with Marlene Deepdick for the Brooklyn Comedy Collective. He works predominantly in the fashion industry and aside from his work with Friends of the Bone Chariot, he is developing several feature film projects. http://samreiss.tv


Audio

Welcome to Madawaska Trailer
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Welcome to Madawaska Teaser
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WKTM 660 Madawaska Public Radio Midway Segement Teaser
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Video

Welcome to Madawaska Trailer
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Welcome to Madawaska Teaser
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WKTM 660 Madawaska Public Radio Midway Segement Teaser
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Images

Friends of the Bone Chariot Social Media Logo
Art by Frances Li




Friends of the Bone Chariot Poster
Art by Frances Li




Welcome to Madawaska Promo Art
Art by Sam Reiss




Friends of the Bone Chariot Cast Photo
Left to right: Andrew Diaz, Frances Li, Joshua Storms, Justine Sweetman, Sam Reiss


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