Monday, December 27, 2010

Breanne Ahearn Joins Radio Drama Production

Breanne Ahearn Joins Radio Drama Production
Tony Sarrecchia, on behalf of the Harry Strange radio drama is please to announce Breanne Ahearn joins the team as a soundscape engineer. 
"I'm already hooked on the story," Ms. Ahearn said after editing the first episode. "This is a fun and exciting project to be involved with."
Ms. Ahearn joins Creator/Show Runner Tony Sarrecchia as a permanent production team member. 
"Bre is a great addition to the team,” Mr. Sarrecchia said.  “She brings strong audio mixing and award winning production skills."
Ms. Ahearn is the 2010 BEA (Broadcast Education Association) award winner in the category of Specialty Program and Audio Production  for a short audio documentary on the 2001 Santana High School shooting and peer young adult bully titled "Innocence Lost".
She is a North San Diego native who never expected to work in the entertainment industry when  she started out in college radio at KGFN Grossmont College Radio. While there, she won several awards including Best Station Promo as well as Division Honoree within the Communications and the Fine Arts departments two years in a row. 
“I decided to move to Atlanta to further my career in news television media and am currently a Senior at Kennesaw State University where I direct productions for Owl Radio.”
Harry Strange is a serialized audio play in the style of the radio dramas of the 1940s and 50s set against contemporary backdrop. The story follows the adventures of Harry Strange, a private investigator and his supernatural encounters. The series is scheduled to begin airing on Kennesaw State University Owl radio (www.ksuradio.com) in January 2011. 
Featured in the cast are Kellen Stennett (1940’s Radio Show, The Hobbit) Sylvia Castro (The Fat Boy Chronicles, Mad Money), Tisch Cistrunk-Parmelee (Aether Age anthology, The Voice), Parisa Johnston (Everything's For Sale, Final Etiquette), Jason Tyler (Fast Fixes HGTV, The Signal) and others.
For more information, please visit http://www.harrystrange.com
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quick sketch

A quick sketch using Sketchbook Pro on my iPhone.



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Saturday, February 13, 2010

So Tone, Whatcha been doing since the last entry?

I’ve been working. No, seriously, I have. Stop laughing.

I am working on a serial drama harking back to the old days of entertainment when, rather than sitting back and watching the pretty colors, consumers of said entertainment had to get more involved. I am talking about what is often stodgily referred to as ‘Old Time Radio’.  That moniker is accurate enough, but it seems to me that it brings up visions of 1930’s advertisements for Orange Crush soft drink and zoot suit wearing hipsters.


I prefer Classic Radio Entertainment. What the best CRE did was offer its listeners the chance to participate in some cerebral calisthenics whilst entertaining them with characters who became (and, in many cases still are) part of our collective consciousness.  CRE demanded listener investment.

All this leads to my project. For the last few years I’ve been working on a radio drama that is part 1930’s style detective noir, part X-files, and part Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It wasn’t until the last half of last year that I decided it was time to move forward on Harry, start a new project, or give up on the dream of being a fiction writer. I opted to move forward-with the bulk of the episodes being written between November 2009 and January 2010.

Harry is a private eye-type character in the Philip Marlowe ilk. But Harry is more than what he seems. In the first episode, he witnesses a man being turned inside out. Later episodes feature Harry doing battle with Lovecraftian fiends and demons of all flavors.

I wrote Harry Strange  in audio-play format and, very soon, I will start auditioning actors interested in doing voice-over work.  Yep, I am going to self-produce it. Before that though, I will be asking a few folks (probably about 3-5) to critique the scripts for the first season (15 episodes). I am rereading them in the next few weeks to tease-up themes and back-stories that occurred without my conscious design. If you want to be a cool script critique volunteer email me now. (tony@tonysarrecchia.com)


So, that’s what I’ve been doing since Christmas. Well, that and non-fiction political stuff, but we don’t want to talk about all that. If you follow my tweets you’ll know that from time to time the political-obsessive-compulsive (POC) I share my brain with takes over and starts spouting all sorts of anarcho-capitalist libertarian constitutionalist beliefs. If you’re not following me on Twitter, feel free to do so; I promise I try to keep the POC in line. :)

Okay, back to finish the final episode of Harry Strange. Keep writing and reading.

Tony