Pendant Productions

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Pendant Productions
Independent Media
Industry Audio
Founded 2004
Founder Jeffrey Bridges
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Jeffrey Bridges (Executive Producer)
Susan Bridges (Executive Producer)
Products Audio Drama, Radio Drama, Podcasts, Comics
Website pendantaudio.com

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 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.[1]

History

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.[citation needed]

Pendant's original shows include the Parsec Award winning anthology series Seminar and the long running science fiction crime drama The Kingery.

In August 2014, Valiant Comics partnered with Pendant to produce audio dramas based on their comic books.[2] The first of these, Archer & Armstrong: The Michelangelo Code, was released in 2016.[3]

Podcast Productions

To date, Pendant has produced thirteen original podcast shows from a wide array of genres.

Title Years Notes
The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater 2006–2010
The Kingery 2007–Present
Once Upon a Time in Vegas 2007–2010
Seminar 2007–Present
The Pendant Shakespeare aka The Wild Bill Variety Show 2007–Present
Genesis Avalon 2009–2014
Red Sands Investigations 2009–2010 Mini-series
The Line 2010–2012
Tabula Rasa 2012–Present
This Week In Pendant 2012–Present
Henderson & Havner 2013–Present
Quick Audio 2015–2016
Active Radioactive Radio 2016–Present

Prestige Productions

In 2013, Pendant began producing Audible programming as part of their new "Pendant Prestige" lineup. Each prestige show has a behind the scenes podcast featuring interviews with the actors, writers, and composers.

Title Year Notes
Phantom Canyon February 27, 2014
Archer & Armstrong: The Michelangelo Code March 16, 2016 – June 15, 2016 Co-production with Valiant Comics

Other Projects

Pendant has been featured in The Sonic Society's Summerstock Playhouse.[4]

In early 2012, a Kickstarter campaign for a Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Comic Book was successfully financed. Issue #1 was released to select donors in Fall 2012.[5]

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,[citation needed] and Krypton Radio.[6] Clips from Pendant shows have been featured on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4.[7]

Awards and accolades

Year Award Category Recipient
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

See also

References

  1. ^ Nesbitt, Alex (2008-01-26). "Digital Podcast 32: Jeffrey Bridges of Pendant Productions". Digital Podcast. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  2. ^ Hickey Jr., Patrick (2016-05-07). "Review Fix Exclusive: Jeffrey Bridges Talks Pendant Products and Valiant Comics". Review Fix. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  3. ^ Ferretti, Martin (2016-04-29). "ARCHER & ARMSTRONG AUDIO DRAMA". All-Comic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  4. ^ Ward, Jack (2011-07-19). "Sonic Summerstock Presents: The Shadow". The Sonic Society. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  5. ^ "The Dixie Stenberg mini-comic! by Pendant Productions — Kickstarter". Kickstarter. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Thrilling New Show: The Dixie Stenberg And Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater!". Krypton Radio. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  7. ^ "BBC - Radio 4 - Saturday Live". BBC Radio 4. 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 

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