253 Mathilde Audio Drama (Season 3)

A project in Placerville, CA by Paul Knierim

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Full cast sci-fi audio dramatization of humanity's first interstellar mission, now funding a third and final season.
Backers: 10
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $471 of $100
Dates: Dec 2nd -> Jan 14th (43 days)
Project By: Paul Knierim
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Latest News

Successfully Completed Campaign!

January 14th - via: kickstarter.com
It's over! We reached the first stretch goal of 10 backers, so everyone gets a special digital download collection after the season completes. Includes all 3 seasons of episodes, trailers, poster artwork and scripts. Thanks to a total of $471, we'll... (Read More)

The Beginning of the End

January 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The first episode of season 3 is now available to non-backers on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, Youtube. etc, and at https://www.quietplease.org/253/episodes/20/. Share it with anyone who might like it, and hopefully it'll inspire them to join the... (Read More)

Transmission from K2-72e

December 30th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 This is a scene that plays out in the background of episode 22 and gets talked over, so I thought it'd be good to release an unobstructed... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

December 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I've added a new backer level: Fan Feedback and Self Promo. For just $15, you can bring up your website/social/etc in the season's documentary wrap-up. Also, here's some stretch goals: If we reach 10 backers, everyone gets a special digital download... (Read More)

Introducing a Composer

December 27th - via: kickstarter.com
As you may be aware, the music in 253 Mathilde has come from a variety of freely licensed soundtracks that I select and adapt to fit the scene as well as I can. Although I think it works well enough, it can never work as well as having a composer who... (Read More)

Episode 20: The Beginning of the End

December 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Base goal reached!

December 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Great news, we've passed the minimum of $100 so people will get paid! At the moment, the highest paid actor projects to earn $8.08 for what's likely multiple hours of work. The actors with the smallest parts currently project to make $0.01 (one cent)... (Read More)

17 Minute Preview

December 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the first 17 minutes of the first episode of season 3: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 We've done this for free. If you think it warrants pay, share it with someone... (Read More)

New Characters

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Most of the characters you already know are coming back, but there are also a lot of new characters. Let's introduce a few of them. Mayor Hu (played by Patrick McCook, you can hear him in the trailer) was elected mayor shortly after the end of season... (Read More)

Bringing it Home

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the things I'm most excited about for season 3 is bringing the story down to Earth, and especially to where I live. A couple of episodes take place largely in Placerville, California -- with a scene in Sacramento as well. Placerville works... (Read More)

Episode Titles

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It's time to start revealing some information about the upcoming season, so let's start with the episode titles: Episode 20: The Beginning of the End Episode 21: Time Out of Joint Episode 22: Destiny Episode 23: Origin Episode 24: Two Minds Episode... (Read More)

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