Boom: Season 4

Observer Pictures is raising funds to produce season 4 of BOOM, an audio fiction podcast recorded and produced in Nashville, TN.

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Project Description

The Podcast

Boom is a serialized audio drama about Porter, a thirty-something living in Nashville, TN. He must come to terms with the murder of his best friend and love of his life Genevieve, and it's far from an easy road. It's part mystery but mostly a story about trauma, recovery, and relationships. The first three seasons of the show explored a plethora of emotional storylines, and season 4 will be the conclusion of Porter's story. 

 

About Us

Boom is fully dramatized, and it takes a village to produce. We have a full cast and crew consisting of two dozen pretty damn talented people. Helming that village is creator Faith McQuinn and producer Amanda Lorraine.

 

Faith McQuinn

Faith has been a video editor and writer for 12 years and spent nine years teaching film. She's prided herself in being a storyteller in all forms and has worked on short form projects of all sorts.

She founded Observer Pictures in 2015 with the intent to produce a short film every year. In 2017, the idea to revisit a story from college quickly evolved into Boom

 

 

 

Amanda Lorraine

Amanda has been intrigued with storytelling ever since her mom and Nanny introduced her to "stories" (aka soap operas). It sparked a fire inside her to help bring stories to life. Through college and after, she's been on the producing team for multiple short films. She met Faith in college where their teacher-student relationship transformed into a creative duo when she joined Observer Pictures. 

 

 

 

The Main Cast

Garrett DeLozier as Porter, Melinda Sewak as Myra, Charity Spencer as Genevieve, Brian Irwin as Luke, Avalon Herron as Dax, and Courtney Holly as Allie

 

The Crew

Sound Recordist Matthew L. Hankins, Assistant Director Dalila Ferrer, Sound Designer Joshua Suhy, Production Assistant Van Donnell, and Social Media Guru Ryan Allen

 

Reviews

Boom is a featured show in the Modern Radio Drama list on Apple Podcasts. It has appeared on Best Of Lists from Bello Collective,  AudioDramaRama, and Audio Dramatic. 

 

"Boom has always been the most anxiety-inducing thriller podcast on my list, and the third season did not hold back on the tension, when it could have easily dropped away....[T]he third season showcases not only McQuinn’s tight scripting and the voice actors’ immense talents, but the research and care taken in portraying subjects like the legal system, PTSD, and recovery from trauma." 

-Elena Fernández-Collins, Audio Dramatic

 

"I was ripped to pieces and put back together only to be ripped to pieces again by the fantastic drama "Boom" ...[I]t'll grip you in episode 1 and prove its premise in episode 2 and 3."

-StationBluePod, Twitter Review

 

"This story, from the beginning, hands you characters you can't help but get attached to, a story you have to know the end of, and a portrayal of trauma that's honest and heartbreaking without being condescending."

-ChemicallyWrit, Apple Podcast Review 

 

Why We Need Funding

The long and short of it? 24 dedicated, super talented people deserve to be fairly compensated for the hard work and amazing talent they bring to this show.

With each new season, it's become more and more difficult to compete with the schedules of our actors and crew, especially when those schedules involve projects that pay. 

With funding, we'll be able to secure our talent, our crew, and our recording studio. 

If we reach our goal of $3000, that can all happen sooner rather than later. If we exceed our goal, we can produce an additional season. And who doesn't want more Boom?!

 

The Rewards

We have some great rewards as a thank you for your support! A slew of digital content plus some stuff that you can hold in your hands!! (These are all mockups. The actual product may differ.)
 

Beautiful postcards designed by Anderson Design Group located in Nashville, TN

Boom Buttons!

An exclusive episode art poster 

A full-color book with art, promo & behind-the-scenes photos, and scripts

 

The Project FAQs

What happens if you earn more than $3000?

If we raise more than $3000, we'll be able to stretch out the recording days a bit. If we hit our stretch goal of $5000, we will produce an additional season of Boom.

 

How will the money be spent?

A majority of the money will go to paying the cast and crew. The rest will go to renting a studio space, paying for lunch and snacks on recording days, and covering some marketing costs.

 

Are there other ways I can help support Boom?

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.

 

When will I get my reward?

The digital rewards will be going out in April. The postcards, buttons, and posters will go out by June. The art book will take a little more time, but should go out by July. 

The live chats will be scheduled after season 4 recording is wrapped. That will be in the summer.

 

 

 

Mark Des Cotes
03/15/2019
Dinner
$50
Jeffrey C Goldman
03/14/2019
Monetary Contribution
$500
Neil R
03/14/2019
Exclusive
$280
Mazi Rasulnia
03/14/2019
Infatuation
$125
Shenee
03/14/2019
Drinks
$25
TK
03/14/2019
Drinks
$25
Philippe S
03/13/2019
Drinks
$25
Lulu
03/13/2019
Drinks
$25
Kc Wayland
03/12/2019
Infatuation
$125
Chase polly
03/10/2019
Coffee
$20
Monetary Contribution

Are the set levels a little higher than you can manage? That's absolutely cool with us! We love having your support at any level!!

8 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Coffee
  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • A social media shoutout
12 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Coffee Limited
  • Everything from Coffee
  • Access to Digital Scripts for Seasons 1-3

Only 5 available so act fast! After these are gone, script access will be at $25 and up.

5 Supporters
None available
$25
Drinks

The thanks, the name listing and the shoutout plus

  • A personal thank you email

  • Access to Digital Scripts for Seasons 1-3
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Drinks Limited
  • Everything from Drinks
  • An invitation to a live chat with me

There are only 5 available so act fast! After these are gone, the live chat is available at $50+ levels.

5 Supporters
None available
$50
Dinner

The thanks, the name listing, the shoutout, and the email plus

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-3

  • An invitation to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • Personal thank you postcards designed by Anderson Design Group in Nashville, TN
8 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Infatuation

The thanks, the name listing, the shoutout, and the email plus

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-3 plus 4 & 5 (if stretch goals are met)

  • An invitation to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • Personal thank you postcard
  • A trio of Boom Buttons
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Infatuation Limited
  • Everything from Infatuation
  • An invitation to a second extended chat with cast & crew members

This is limited to 3 people so act fast! When these are gone, the second chat is available at $250+ levels.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Exclusive

The thanks, the shoutout, the email, the postcard plus

  • Your name on the website under Associate Producer

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-5 (stretch goal depending)
  • An invite to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • A trio of Boom Buttons
  • An invitation to a second extended live chat with cast & crew
  • Early digital access to Episode 32 script (the season 4 premiere)
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Meet the Fam

Everything from the previous levels plus

  • Your name on the website under Producer

  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos from season 4 recording 
  • An exclusive art poster signed by the cast & crew
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Moving In

All of the things from the previous levels plus

  • An executive producer credit on the website and in episode 32 credits
  • An exclusive full-color book featuring art, scripts, story notes, and behind-the-scenes photos signed by the cast & crew
  • A private live chat for you and a guest with creator Faith McQuinn and some cast/crew members
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Are the set levels a little higher than you can manage? That's absolutely cool with us! We love having your support at any level!!

8 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Coffee
  • Our eternal thanks, and your name listed on our website
  • A social media shoutout
12 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Coffee Limited
  • Everything from Coffee
  • Access to Digital Scripts for Seasons 1-3

Only 5 available so act fast! After these are gone, script access will be at $25 and up.

5 Supporters
None available
$25
Drinks

The thanks, the name listing and the shoutout plus

  • A personal thank you email

  • Access to Digital Scripts for Seasons 1-3
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Drinks Limited
  • Everything from Drinks
  • An invitation to a live chat with me

There are only 5 available so act fast! After these are gone, the live chat is available at $50+ levels.

5 Supporters
None available
$50
Dinner

The thanks, the name listing, the shoutout, and the email plus

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-3

  • An invitation to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • Personal thank you postcards designed by Anderson Design Group in Nashville, TN
8 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Infatuation

The thanks, the name listing, the shoutout, and the email plus

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-3 plus 4 & 5 (if stretch goals are met)

  • An invitation to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • Personal thank you postcard
  • A trio of Boom Buttons
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Infatuation Limited
  • Everything from Infatuation
  • An invitation to a second extended chat with cast & crew members

This is limited to 3 people so act fast! When these are gone, the second chat is available at $250+ levels.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Exclusive

The thanks, the shoutout, the email, the postcard plus

  • Your name on the website under Associate Producer

  • Access to digital scripts for seasons 1-5 (stretch goal depending)
  • An invite to a live chat with creator Faith McQuinn
  • A trio of Boom Buttons
  • An invitation to a second extended live chat with cast & crew
  • Early digital access to Episode 32 script (the season 4 premiere)
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Meet the Fam

Everything from the previous levels plus

  • Your name on the website under Producer

  • Access to behind-the-scenes videos from season 4 recording 
  • An exclusive art poster signed by the cast & crew
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Moving In

All of the things from the previous levels plus

  • An executive producer credit on the website and in episode 32 credits
  • An exclusive full-color book featuring art, scripts, story notes, and behind-the-scenes photos signed by the cast & crew
  • A private live chat for you and a guest with creator Faith McQuinn and some cast/crew members
0 Supporters
Select this reward