21 December, 2016

21 December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

DARKER PROJECTS would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!
We hope that everyone gets to have time with their family and friends!
We hope that everyone enjoys the show!


To celebrate the holidays, here's the final part of Dr. Who Caribbean Blue! 
We do apologize that it took so long to get it to you.

Doctor Who –  Season 04  EP 06:  Caribbean Blue Part 6
The Doctor and the others have to escape Jacob's Disc before they are lost to the Chaytheen.  Emma discovers the whole truth about how he feels.  Is it real or not?
Written by Ewen Campion Clarke
Featured in the cast were:
David Ault as the Doctor
M Sieiro Garcia as Emma Collins
Bernadetta M Groves as Kayzee Vlyn
Al Aseoche as Palleen Kadijah and the Computer
Brian Bedard as Alexis Macdon
Jim Hamilton as Sempto Maurice
Michael Roberts as Eljay Loobans
Ari Baronovski as Gelver Koffni
MJ Cogburn as Amber
Mike Polock as the Announcer
Directed by David Ault
Music by Murray Gold
Production and sound design by Mathieu Blondin
The executive producer for Darker Projects is MJ Cogburn.

30 October, 2016

31 October 2016


DARKER PROJECTS would like to wish everyone a Happy Scary Halloween!
We hope that everyone gets all the scares that they needed! 
We hope that everyone enjoys the show!



Meet Helga - Harbi is away on vacation - so relax and enjoy tonight's adventure!  In this little story, there is one woman you should meet.  Her name is Lavinia Nebbs - a strong minded, independent woman.  She and her friends are going out on a ladies night out despite some nefarious circumstances that are plaguing the town.  Maybe by the end of the night, she'll learn to heed those small little voices that warn of danger or bad omens.

We are presenting our newest audio adapted from Ray Bradbury’s story, "The Whole Town’s Sleeping,” through the Generic Radio Workshop Script Library.   

Featured in this episode were:

     Eleiece Krawiec as Lavinia Nebbs
     MJ Cogburn as Francine
     Caitlyn Hernandez as Hele
     Kat Crabtree as Mrs. Hanlon
     Austin Beach as the Detective and Mr.Briggs
     Eric Paul Johnson as Officer Kennedy
     David Ault as the Lonely One
     Shane Harris as the narrator
     Your host was Helga.

The Whole Town’s Sleeping is written by Ray Bradbury and was done for entertainment purposes only and was produced by MJ Cogburn. 

The executive Producer for Darker Projects is MJ Cogburn.  

The musical score was performed by Kevin Macleod and Kai Hartwig.   

Thanks for listening.

29 September, 2016

29 September 2016

Hello in Audio land! *waves*

I know that it's been a long time in coming, but we have more audio drama to give out to you.  This time it comes in the form of Quantum Retribution.  

The newest episode is called:  Mixed Signals written by MJ Cogburn and CE Krawiec.


Synopsis:  From leapers to gardeners to doctors and technicians, it doesn't matter who you are, whey you get your signals mixed up, it can be monumentally embarrassing and/or erotic.  And sometimes those mixed signals can reveal something about yourself that you didn't realize.  

From Vaughn and Johanna's first contact to Siren and Trevor's long-lasting kiss... 

From Tala and Edward Grant's flirtation to Lothos and Zoe's confrontation...

... signals have been exchanged, but how they are received and interpreted... well, that's another story....

The following people are in the show:

     David Ault as the announcer and Lothos
     Rich Matheson as Vaughn Rickar
     Jean Hilde Fulghum as Johanna Royden and Ina
     MJ Cogburn as Siren and Tala Lothoman
     Shane Harris as Trevor Conroy
     Darren Marlar as Allen McAllister
     Kim Gianopolous as Zoe Malvison
     C. E. Krawiec as Olivia Robinson
     Chris Stadther as Edward Grant
     Seth Adam Sher as Peter Hugen
     James Leeper as the Production Announcer

Art Design by James Leeper
Production by MJ Cogburn

We hope that you enjoy the newest episode that come back soon to see what we have for our Halloween episode!

Thanks for listening!

Now... onward into the dark!

26 June, 2016

26 June 2016 - Star Trek Shows

I wish that this post would be something more promising, but early this morning, I received word from Eric Busby.  We have had to pull our Star Trek shows from our website.  CBS has laid down some serious ultimatums and it could really get our butt in a crack.

Although it seems that it's loosely based on Films, many in the audio already see the writing on the wall.  If you'd like to read the information written on the wall - it's here.  Thank you, Tom for helping Darker Projects with the taking down of the Star Trek from DP.

Other audio drama companies such as Giant Gnome: Star Trek; Outpost have also halted production of their program as well.

We apologize for the problem that CBS has caused to our realm of audio drama, and we hope that no one gets sued for the love of a project.

I'm not promising anything at this point in time as I'm at the end of week one after surgery on my back. I am hoping that soon, DP will have some audio to put up for you to enjoy.

May your day be blessed,

24 January, 2016

24 January 2016

Good afternoon! 

I hope that everyone is having a great day so far in January!  Today, I'd like to quote a Facebook post that our own Mark Bruzee posted. He has a lot of valid points and I'd like to point some of these out to our dedicated listeners.

This is Mark's post:

Today I want to speak on the topic of AUDIO DRAMA! 
I have been involved in the world of audio drama now for more than 10 years, as an actor, director, writer, producer and post producer. Every one of these positions is a rewarding, gratifying situation to be in because you're helping to revive what was dismissed as a DEAD ART FORM. And we of the Modern A.D. world are proving that declaration completely false. 
By some estimations there are currently (in the US ALONE) some 50 Audio Drama companies, most of which are run and staffed by volunteers. These people are AMAZING. They give of their talent, their time and their passion and what do they get out of it... A warm fuzzy feeling for doing a good job..... And audiences BITCHING AT THEM BECAUSE IT TOOK SO LONG for the show to get on the air. 
Let me (as a post producer) offer a small bit of perspective: 
[1] for every 1 minute of audio drama (complete with Music, sound effects, and dialogue, the average post producer requires between 15-60 MINUTES to produce it. Yes, you saw that right, IT CAN TAKE AN HOUR to get 1 MINUTE of finished program done. NO ONE IS PAYING for this, they do it because they love it. 
[2] Original scripts for audio drama can require from 2 - 10 WEEKS of preparation, from securing the rights to produce from the original author, to vetting the story, to adapting the story into an audio script, getting the authors final ok and then releasing it to the actors. 
[3] ACTORS need a minimum of 2 weeks to record their lines. These people have Jobs, Families, social lives and again, NO ONE IS PAYING THEM, they do it for the love of the art. 
So now, for a single 60 minute original drama in audio format you are looking at an investment of about 200 HOURS. Divide that into a normal (YOUR NORMAL) day and that can mean somewhere in the neighborhood of 1-2 MONTHS without dedicated time and space to finalize your favorite shows. 
We producers, writers and Actors in AUDIO DRAMA Love our audiences and we TRULY appreciate your passion for the shows we do. 
So PLEASE, As fans of Audio Drama, remember... 
Your favorite podcast or series takes a LOT of work from a LOT of volunteers. So PLEASE be supportive with your patience and good will toward them.
May everyone keep this in mind when you are wondering when the next audio drama may be coming out.  

Thank you for your time and remember to always head towards the dark...