Above & Below – Radio Drama

 

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A scene from a radio drama project that won BBC audio drama award 2013.

Our mission was to sound design according to the existing scenario and breathe in life to this fascinating science fiction world created by Mr. Dan McNaughton. Aside from the creative aspect of work, our service included Mixing and Mastering for the project.

Although set in the future, Above and Below has distinct links to the past – especially the hard-boiled crime thrillers of the 1930s and 1940s. With distinct echoes of other dystopian thrillers such as Blade Runner, Above and Below is set in Midnight City, a world of isolated buildings, lonely people and with menace lurking just around the corner.  Marcus Reachman (Daniel McNaughton) struggles to make a living there as a private detective, looking for the kind of cases that might help to alleviate his precarious finances.  In this episode, he encounters his sidekick Aliss (Lisa Ronaghan), an android girl, apparently a vagrant with nowhere to go, who isn’t all that she appears to be.  Her only saving grace is an apparent desire to work with Marcus; perhaps out of love, or perhaps about of loyalty…

 

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