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Backroom Whispering Productions is an independent production studio currently focused on audio and podcast production.
- Produce audio entertainment of the highest quality.
- Respect the story above all things, even at the cost of personal ego.
- Eke out the marrow of the human condition through stories.*
*This is the Producer’s fancy way of saying that we use stories to illuminate both the tragedy and beauty of what it means to be human. She may have also been watching Dead Poets Society while writing this.
- Finished recordings are mixed so as to be considered professional products.
- Inter-department communication is timely and respectful. All outside communication from an official BWP department member shall remain professional and courteous. (Getting sidetracked while whispering in the Backroom is excluded.)
- Any and all persons involved shall be credited accordingly and properly. Where error or oversight has been made, the correction shall also be immediately made.
BWP was born via the brainwaves of Dorothy McQuaid, who quickly roped Shelly Bagchi, Madeleine Cassier, Rebecca Jones, and Louisa Mitchell into the throng in the hopes of using an array of people, connected only by their internet, into pooling their skills for the sake of storytelling. Together they formed the executive management team, fondly known as the Backroom Whisperers, and set about creating the flagship productions of the studio: Pycera and The Book Table.
WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN?
We’re so glad you asked! Our name comes from an inside joke shared between the “Big Five” — Dorothy, Shelly, Madeleine, Rebecca, Louisa — when they first began the production company as nothing more than them “whispering away” in a private Facebook chat. It was our own private little “back room” to the rest of the people we knew who were potentially interested in joining our little endeavour. A joke was cracked, it snowballed out of control, we fell in love with the name, and…well…here we are!
The Book Table
A book review podcast with a shifting membership of speakers focusing primarily on YA/crossover science fiction and fantasy titles being read by young professionals. Other episodes may include discussions of familiar tropes across a genre, series’ explorations, et al.
A serial fantasy audio drama told in podcast format. Set in the 16th Century inside of an alternate universe known as Pycera, accessed only through small portals in Japan, India, and the Basque region, we follow a young girl, Naia, as she tries to rescue a young boy who has stumbled through a new portal into the unknown territory of The Void. Along the way, she will confront the ethnocentric injustice of a deadly group known as The Quell, struggle with her own inability to summon magic, and make discoveries that could change Pycera forever.
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