Current Pendant Productions logo, introduced in 2009
|Products||Audio drama, Podcasts, Comics|
Pendant Productions (also known as Pendant Audio, or just Pendant) is an independent online production company that produces audio serials and radio dramas for podcast, digital download, and radio broadcast.
Pendant is considered[by whom?] part of the growing online revival of audio drama and audio theater. The company regularly holds open auditions for their shows, as well as director classes to train those interested in directing audio drama.
Nearly 1 million mp3s were downloaded from pendantaudio.com in 2007.
Pendant Productions was created by Jeffrey Bridges, who serves as executive producer on all shows.
The internet-based audio theater company got its start producing fan shows based on Star Trek, DC Comics, and Star Wars, among others. On May 29, 2012, Pendant ceased all production on fan shows, turning their focus to original programming.
To date, Pendant has produced thirteen original podcast shows from a wide array of genres.
|The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater||2006–2010|
|Once Upon a Time in Vegas||2007–2010|
|The Pendant Shakespeare aka The Wild Bill Variety Show||2007–present|
|Red Sands Investigations||2009–2010||Mini-series|
|This Week In Pendant||2012–present|
|Henderson & Havner||2013–present|
|Active Radioactive Radio||2016–present|
In 2013, Pendant began producing Audible programming as part of their new "Pendant Prestige" lineup. Each prestige show includes a behind-the-scenes podcast featuring interviews with the actors, writers, and composers.
|Phantom Canyon||February 27, 2014|
|Archer & Armstrong: The Michelangelo Code||March 16, 2016 – June 15, 2016||Co-production with Valiant Comics|
Pendant has been featured in The Sonic Society's Summerstock Playhouse.
In the press
Pendant shows have aired on radio stations including CHLY-FM radio in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, KTDR-FM in Del Rio, Texas, Titan Radio at California State University, Fullerton, and Krypton Radio. Clips from Pendant shows have been featured on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4.
Awards and accolades
|2013||Audio Verse Awards||Best Fan/Adaptation Comedy of the Year||Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Long Form Fan/Adaptation Series of the Year||Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Long-Form Original Adaptation of a Pre-existing Work||Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Original Composition in a Fan/Adaptation Production||Vincent Morrison for "Balthasar's Song (Hey Nonny Nonny)" in Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Most Outstanding Performance of Voice Actor in a Fan/Adaption Leading Role||Pete Milan as Macbeth in Macbeth|
|Audio Verse Awards||Most Outstanding Performance of Voice Actor in a Fan/Adaption Supporting Role||Jason R. Wallace as Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Most Outstanding Performance of Voice Actress in a Fan/Adaption Supporting Role||Mindy Rast Keenan as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Original Drama of the Year||Tabula Rasa|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best New Original Show of the Year||Tabula Rasa|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Long Form Original Series of the Year||Tabula Rasa|
|Audio Verse Awards||Most Outstanding Performance of Voice Actor in an Original Supporting Role||Jason R. Wallace as Terry "Ganymede" Morris in Tabula Rasa|
|2014||Parsec Awards||Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)||"Dirty Hands" by Niall Kitson (Seminar #54)|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Actress in an Original Supporting Role||Mindy Rast-Keenan as Morgan le Fay in Genesis Avalon|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Writing of a Self-Contained Short-Form Production||"Crimson Cape" by Anna Rodriguez (Seminar #55)|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Actress in a Self-Contained Production||Anna Rodriguez as Kori in "Constant Vigilance" (Seminar #56)|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Actress in a Fan/Adaptation Supporting Role||Alicen Moser as Feste in Twelfth Night|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best New Original Composition in a Production||Vincent Morrison for "The Wind and The Rain" in Twelfth Night|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Ongoing Original Long-form Drama of the Year||Tabula Rasa|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Actress in an Original Leading Role||Susan Bridges as Erin Jayne Sayre in Tabula Rasa|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Original Composition in a Production||Karina Barroso for "By Her Side" in Tabula Rasa|
|2015||Parsec Awards||Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast||Seminar|
|Parsec Awards||Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)||"O'Malley's Media Storm" by V.C. Morrison (Seminar #59)|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Fan/Adaptation Anthology/Variety Show||The Pendant Shakespeare|
|Audio Verse Awards||Best Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Serial Production||Colin Kelly as Brutus in Julius Caesar|
- Nesbitt, Alex (2008-01-26). "Digital Podcast 32: Jeffrey Bridges of Pendant Productions". Digital Podcast. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- Hickey Jr., Patrick (2016-05-07). "Review Fix Exclusive: Jeffrey Bridges Talks Pendant Products and Valiant Comics". Review Fix. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- Ferretti, Martin (2016-04-29). "ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AUDIO DRAMA". All-Comic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- Ward, Jack (2011-07-19). "Sonic Summerstock Presents: The Shadow". The Sonic Society. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- "The Dixie Stenberg mini-comic! by Pendant Productions — Kickstarter". Kickstarter. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- "Thrilling New Show: The Dixie Stenberg And Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater!". Krypton Radio. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
- "BBC - Radio 4 - Saturday Live". BBC Radio 4. 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2016-06-13.