Night Terrace

A project in Melbourne, AU by Ben McKenzie

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An original sci-fi comedy audio series about two people lost in time and space, starring Jackie Woodburn (Neighbours' Susan Kennedy).
Backers: 290
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $15,855 of $9,420
Dates: Mar 12th -> Apr 11th (30 days)
Project By: Ben McKenzie
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Latest News

All achievements unlocked!

April 11th - via:
And we're done! Thanks to nearly 300 backers, we've fulfilled not only our main goal, but cleared both our stretch goals - including The Adventures of Eddie! This prequel mini-series of mini-episodes starring Ben McKenzie as Eddie Jones before he met... (Read More)

Production update: more casting, and getting ready to record!

April 8th - via:
It's been a busy week behind the scenes on the Terrace, as we've been seeking out more cast - and booking in our first studio day!  Yes, with four of our scripts ready to take to the studio, the first block of recording is already locked in for just... (Read More)

Who are the D.E.P.A.R.T.M.E.N.T.?

April 6th - via:
Not much is known about the organisation from which Anastasia Black retired. Some say they are a special arm of the United Nations, tasked with keeping the planet safe from unusual threats. Some say they were created by the British government in the... (Read More)

Night Terrace in an Exciting Adventure with a Dancing Bilby

April 2nd - via:
We're deep in scheduling, casting and scripting work - with some important announcements coming soon! - but co-producer and head writer John Richards wanted to show our gratitude to all of you for reaching not only our first stretch goal of $12,000,... (Read More)

Announcing our "Making Of" director: Josh Kinal!

March 30th - via:
We're now only about $400 away from reaching our first stretch goal, The Making Of Night Terrace! If we hit $12,000, all backers of the Kickstarter project and anyone who buys the first series of Night Terrace will receive this half-hour documentary... (Read More)

For backers in Melbourne...

March 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Meanwhile, outside the Terrace...

March 29th - via:
While scriptwriting, casting and production work are proceeding apace behind the scenes at the Terrace, we thought you might like to know what cast and crew are up to outside of the project - many of us have been very busy! The Melbourne... (Read More)

A chat with Chad Lockwood, designer of the Night Terrace logo

March 25th - via:
A lot of people have been asking about the excellent Night Terrace logo, designed by Chad Lockwood, who also created our “house in space” image. But who is Chad Lockwood? And why? We forced him to explain himself. Describe yourself, preferably in... (Read More)

Casting update: Alan Brough!

March 24th - via:
We're pleased to announce another addition to the Night Terrace guest cast: Alan Brough! Alan Brough (image supplied) Alan has worked in film, television and theatre as a writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. But he's probably best known for... (Read More)

Achievement unlocked!

March 23rd - via:
Thank you! Yes, you! You are amazing! Because you - and nearly 150 people like you - just helped to make Night Terrace a reality. We've been thrilled to see how much interest there's been in our show and Ben, John, Petra, Lee and David want to thank... (Read More)

Casting update: Adam Richard!

March 23rd - via:
We're excited to bring you another guest cast announcement: it's Adam Richard! A standup comedian since 1997, Adam has performed all over Australia, Britain and the USA. He began his gossip queen career as Triple J's "Mister Bitch" before becoming... (Read More)

Casting update: Toby Truslove!

March 22nd - via:
We're thrilled to announce another member of the guest cast - not just one of our favourite actors but one of our favourite people, Toby Truslove! Toby is well known to viewers of ABC comedy, with leads in Outland, Laid and The Strange Calls. He... (Read More)

Stretch goals, more cast and crew appearances

March 20th - via:
Thanks to all of you, yesterday we passed the $8,000 mark - and we now have only about $1,000 to go! Thank you, every one of you, for helping to make Night Terrace a reality. We'd also like to send a special shout out to our high-end reward backers:... (Read More)

Casting update: Jane Badler!

March 18th - via:
We're excited to announce another TV veteran has joined the cast of Night Terrace - Jane Badler, best known as the huge-haired, hamster-eating reptilian overlord Diana in the classic 1980s TV series V! Jane will appear as the only person who knows... (Read More)

Romance with the Night Terrace Crew

March 17th - via:
I love SF comedy. I love shows with terrific female lead characters. I love Kickstarter. And I love my incredibly talented brother-in-law John Richards, who is one of the fantabulous creative team behind the new SF comedy radio serial Night Terrace, about Anastasia Black (Jackie Woodburne of Neighbours fame) a retired world-saving adventurer who finds her quiet life irritatingly interrupted when her house starts inexplicably travelling through space and time. Stuck with her (or indeed the other way around) is Eddie Jones (Ben McKenzie), who was trying to sell her something at the time. (Read More)

Writers on the radio

March 16th - via:
Just a quick update this morning to let you know that two of the creators and writers of Night Terrace, John Richards and Lee Zachariah, will be making two radio appearances today. While they're both on Melbourne stations, both will be available via... (Read More)

The Terrace is off to a great start!

March 15th - via:
A big thank you!When we clicked the big green "launch" button on Thursday, we never suspected that in less than 48 hours we'd pass 50% funding and $5,000! (As I write this, the total currently sits on $5,190.) Thank you to each and every one of you... (Read More)

Radio play Night Terrace: an Aussie take on The Hitchhiker's Guide?

March 13th - via:
Aussie comedy crew the Splendid Chaps is Kickstarting their very own sci-fi radio play about a woman who goes on crazy adventures across space and time. (Read More)

Neighbours actress Jackie Woodburne to star in new sci-fi comedy

March 13th - via:
Jackie Woodburne will play a scientist in a new Kickstarter-funded audio series. (Read More)

Jackie Woodburne moonlights on sci-fi project

March 13th - via:
Neighbours‘ very own Jackie Woodburne will play a scientist travelling through space for a new pet project, an audio comedy series. (Read More)

Help Send A Neighbours Cast Member Into Space!

March 13th - via:
Night Terrace is a new eight part audio comedy series by John Richards (co-creator/writer of Outland), Lee Zachariah and the team behind the Splendid Chaps Doctor Who podcast. (Read More)

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