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Press Kit - Text Only
The Amelia Project
An Audio Drama Series by Philip Thorne and Oystein Brager
The Amelia Project is a secret organisation offering a very special service: Faking its clients' deaths! Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, criminals and politicians all desperate to disappear and start over... For how long can the secrecy last?
With the help of his indispensable assistant Alvina, The Amelia Project's Interviewer needs only a 20 minute consultation to help any troubled client disappear into a new and exotic life. His solutions are delivered with a flourish of ingenuity, style, and a mug of finest cocoa. But you don't get to be this good without attracting some unwanted attention…
“Congratulations. You’ve reached The Amelia Project. This phone call isn’t happening. If you’re not serious about this, hang up. Now.”
What Is The Amelia Project?
The Amelia Project is an audio drama podcast by Imploding Fictions (NO/FR) produced in association with Open House Theatre (AT).
The Amelia Project was one of four Fiction Podcast finalists at Austin Film Festival 2017.
The show's 11 episode first season launched 1st December 2017. Episodes are released biweekly up until the beginning of May 2018.
Starring Alan Burgon as the Interviewer.
Featuring Julia C. Thorne as Alvina, Julia Morizawa as the voice on the answer phone, Gianluca Iumiento as Joey and
Ravdeep Singh Bajwa as Salvatore.
Written and directed by Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager.
Sound design by Fredrik Baden.
Graphic design by Anders Pedersen.
Photos by Ida Oppen.
Production co-ordination by Julia C. Thorne.
Produced by Imploding Fictions in association with Open House Theatre.
For further cast and crew please see https://ameliapodcast.com/artists/
A Bit More About the Core Team
Philip is writer and director of The Amelia Project. He currently lives in Paris, France, and divides his time between writing, directing, dramaturging, translating and practicing magic. He is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions.
Øystein Ulsberg Brager
Oystein is writer and director of The Amelia Project. Based in Oslo, Norway, he works as a freelance director, playwright and dramaturg. He is joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions.
Fredrik Skaare Baden
Fredrik is our sound designer and composer. He trained at the Institute for Musical Sciences at the University of Oslo. He has previously composed music for theatres such as The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Teater Innlandet, Nordland Teater, Centralteatret and the National Theatre of Korea.
Alan Burgon plays the Interviewer. He also directs episodes of The Amelia Project, and occasionally voices smaller characters. Alan is a freelance actor and director with a BA in acting from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His film credits include The Leeward Side of the Moon, Thank You For Bombing and Grimm’s Snow White. His theatre credits include leading roles in productions such as Hedda, Twelfth Night, The Glass Menagerie and Romeo & Juliet. His directing credits include productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also the creative director of Open House Theatre in Vienna.
Julia C. Thorne
Julia plays Alvina and is the voice of the intro and outro credits. She also does project management for The Amelia Project. As a bilingual actress, she has worked in English and German theatre since graduating from drama school in Hamburg in 2010. Previous work includes: Carol in David Mamet's Oleanna at Theater Lüneburg and Sheila Birling in J.B. Priestly's An Inspector Calls at the International Theatre in Vienna. In 2012, Julia co-founded Open House Theatre. She has appeared in many of the company's productions, including roles such as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Tara in Hedda. She also works as the company's Educational Manager.
Anders N. Pedersen
Anders is the illustrator and graphic designer of The Amelia Project, and the man behind our awesome logo. He is a regular collaborator of Imploding Fictions, and has designed a number of our flyers and posters throughout the years. He is also the artist behind the comic strip Et øyeblikk, published in the Norwegian comic book Rutetid.
What People are Saying About The Amelia Project
"From its cynical sense of humor to its seamless combination of crass and class, The Amelia Project harbors a sort of weird yet wonderful potent feel to its presence, like the sting of a cup of black coffee."
- the audio romantic
"The true joy of the Amelia Project is the creativity of each episode. The characters are so utterly bizarre at times that the listener can be caught off guard by their complexity. (...) The interviewer who brings in the case files are hilarious."
- FangirlNation Magazine
"Wild, unique and clever storytelling in each episode. This show will definitely make your mind race."
- Jv Myka
"Without a doubt the best new podcast to come out in the last year."
How to Listen to the Show
These are some of the podcast players where you can find us:
iTunes / Apple Podcasts
You can also listen directly on our website:
Please note that we are not on SoundCloud.
Release Schedule - Season 1
Prelude: Cocoa: 29 November 2017
01 Elizabeth Barlow: 1 December 2017
Prelude: Chateau Lafite: 06 December 2017
02 Zale Indigo Ravenheart: 08 December 2017
Prelude: Empress Grey: 20 December 2017
03 Alicia Cairn: 22 December 2017
Prelude: Bubble liquid: 3 January 2018
04 Nathaniel McBride: 5 January 2018
Prelude: Beer: 17 January 2018
"How would you like to disappear?" Behind the Scenes Bonus Episode: 19 January 2018
Prelude: Espresso: 31 January 2018
05 Siiri: 2 February 2018
Prelude: Double Espresso: 14 February 2018
06 Stephen Laurence Stroud: 16 February 2018
Prelude: Water: 28 February 2018
07 Bob Cox: 2 March 2018
Prelude: Blood: 14 March 2018
08 Luke Dougal: 16 March 2018
Prelude: Semi Skimmed Milk: 04 April 2018
09 Percy: 06 April 2018
Prelude: UNNAMED: 18 April 2018
10 Melissa: 20 April 2018
Prelude: UNNAMED: 02 May 2018
11 Tara & Lily - Season Finale: 04 May 2018
Where Can You Find The Amelia Project?
Oystein (0047) 986 37 123
Philip (0033) 7 78 14 32 92
Press Photos and Art Work
Press photos and art works are downloadable here. Please remember to credit our graphic designer and all photographers. If you require further material, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for your interest in The Amelia Project!
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