Skip to main content

Apollyon

Observer Pictures is raising funds to create the first season of APOLLYON, a 10-episode science fiction podcast series.

$2,700
pledged of$10,000 goal
24
9Days Left
Fund it
Campaign Ends on May 21, 2021

Project Description

Apollyon

Apollyon is the third fiction podcast produced by Observer Pictures.
 

It’s the 22nd century. The Apollyon virus has torn through the world and wiped out 75% of the population.

Now, a majority of the world is governed by the ICRS, the International Conglomerate of Research Scientists, a group of politicians and scientists working to keep the world as safe as possible. That safety means extreme restrictions on travel and trade and quarantined cities.

Dr. Theo Ramsey works in the American ICRS headquarters in Atlanta. She and her research partner, Dr. Gabriel Larson, have just discovered an effective vaccine for AVS, but the stakes to get the vaccine to the public are higher than either of them ever imagined.

The first season of Apollyon will be 10 half-hour episodes. The pilot episode is available now. (Listen to it here.) We'll produce the remaining nine if we hit our goal.

 

Who we are

Observer Pictures is an independent film and podcast production company based in Nashville, TN founded by Faith McQuinn. Along with producing partner Amanda Lorraine, Observer has produced three short films and two serialized fiction podcasts. 

Boom is a featured show in the Modern Radio Drama list on Apple Podcasts and has also appeared on Best of Lists from Bello Collective, Audio DramaRama, and Audio Dramatic. Margaritas & Donuts has been featured in articles from The New York Times, Flare Magazine, and The Good Trade.

 

Every short film and audio fiction series we produce has a deep focus on character because a story filled with characters you care about is a story worth experiencing. With the assistance of Courtney Holly, we put together an amazingly talented cast to bring those characters to life. 

Marquita Richardson as Theo Ramsey, James David West as Gabriel Larson, Pamela Paul as Savreen Khanna, Marisha Tapera as Reese Williams, JK Robbins as Xavier Weiss, Janet Simmons as Jamilla Ramsey, Drea Silvertooth as DIPA


Plus Marta da Silva as the ICRS Computer, Kyle Nishimura as Lincoln,  Rue Dickey as the guard, Bjorn Munson as the teacher, and Bryan Huey as the PSA Announcer.

And, of course, we couldn't make a great sounding podcast without amazing sound and music. 

Sound designer Joshua Suhy, who previously designed Boom and Margaritas & Donuts is back again to make this show sound the best it can. And award-winning composer Katie Seaton is on board as the main theme composer and music supervisor.

 

Why we need you

Talented people who put in their best work deserve to be compensated. $10,000 is just enough to make it happen. (And we have plans if we exceed our goal!)

Pie chart with percentages

 

  • 50% of the funds will go to paying the cast. We have seven main cast members and a slew of day players.
  • 32% goes to post production to cover sound design, mixing, scoring, and transcriptions.
  • 15% goes to above-the-line to cover writing, directing, and producing.
  • The final 3% is for marketing which includes creating content for social media, designing merchandise, and producing this crowdfunding campaign.

 

What you get

First, you’ll get the opportunity to hear a well-produced, intense sci-fi drama exploring both the aftermath of a pandemic as well as the ethics behind human drug testing.  Second, we’ve got some great rewards (including holographic stickers and a digital comic) as a thank you for your support!

 

 


We see this as a team effort. The cast and crew promise to put forth the best of their talents to make a quality fiction podcast. And hopefully you are willing to be part of the team by helping us reach our goal. If you're unable to help financially, we completely understand. But you can still help us by telling your friends and family and boosting this signal on all social media platforms. Also, be sure to follow Observer Pictures and Apollyon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thank you!

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

What happens if you raise more than $10,000?

If we raise more than $10,000, we'll begin by paying everyone a little more (based on the percentages stated before).  If we go far beyond our goal, we have some plans that include more episodes and special events.

Are there other ways I can help support Apollyon and Observer Pictures?

If you like merch, you can get apparel, mugs, stickers, and art at our Teespring store
As always, telling people about this campaign as well as the podcast is a HUGE help. Blast your love on social media, at work, at home, to random strangers on the street--we do love good publicity. You can support us through Patreon where you'll get exclusive behind-the-scenes content for Apollyon and all the films and podcasts we do.

When will I get my reward?

The digital rewards will be go out in June. The stickers will go out by July. 

 

MC
05/12/2021
Level 3
$50
Marsha & Walt
05/12/2021
Level 6
$500
K Melt
05/12/2021
Level 5
$250
B. Narr
05/10/2021
Level 1
$10
D.J. Sylvis
05/10/2021
Level 1
$10
Kc Wayland
05/09/2021
Level 3
$50
05/08/2021
Level 3
$50
05/08/2021
Level 3
$50
Ramanan Somaskanda
05/06/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Jess
05/03/2021
Level 1
$10
Monetary Contribution

Any donation is a great donation! 

You have our eternal thanks for your support plus your name will be added to the donor list on our website.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Level 1

When you give $10 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper featuring Apollyon cover art for your phone and computer
5 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Level 2

When you give $25 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper
  • AND an exclusive holographic sticker featuring Apollyon cover art
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Level 3

When you give $50 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper 
  • An Apollyon cover art holographic sticker
  • PLUS “Create More” and ICRS holographic stickers
8 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Level 4

When you give $125 or more, you get…

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper
  • Apollyon cover art, Create More, and ICRS holographic stickers
  • PLUS a digital copy of the 4-1-8 comic on which Apollyon is based.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Level 5

When you give $250 or more, you get...

  • Your name listed on our website under "Special Thanks"
  • Digital wallpaper
  • Apollyon cover art, Create More, and ICRS holographic stickers
  • A digital 4-1-8 comic
  • AND a personal phone message recorded by DIPA.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Level 6

When you give $500 or more, you get everything from Level 5 PLUS...

  • The opportunity to name a character or location in a future episode (within reason, of course).
  • And a digital copy of the pilot episode script with director's notes.
8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Any donation is a great donation! 

You have our eternal thanks for your support plus your name will be added to the donor list on our website.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Level 1

When you give $10 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper featuring Apollyon cover art for your phone and computer
5 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Level 2

When you give $25 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper
  • AND an exclusive holographic sticker featuring Apollyon cover art
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Level 3

When you give $50 or more, you get..

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper 
  • An Apollyon cover art holographic sticker
  • PLUS “Create More” and ICRS holographic stickers
8 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Level 4

When you give $125 or more, you get…

  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • Digital wallpaper
  • Apollyon cover art, Create More, and ICRS holographic stickers
  • PLUS a digital copy of the 4-1-8 comic on which Apollyon is based.
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Level 5

When you give $250 or more, you get...

  • Your name listed on our website under "Special Thanks"
  • Digital wallpaper
  • Apollyon cover art, Create More, and ICRS holographic stickers
  • A digital 4-1-8 comic
  • AND a personal phone message recorded by DIPA.
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Level 6

When you give $500 or more, you get everything from Level 5 PLUS...

  • The opportunity to name a character or location in a future episode (within reason, of course).
  • And a digital copy of the pilot episode script with director's notes.
8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward