You may know Greg Weisman as the executive producer of Star Wars Rebels and writer of the upcoming Marvel comic book series Star Wars: Kanan – The Last Padawan, but he is also an author with a series of young adult novels — Rain of the Ghosts and its sequel Spirits of Ash and Foam — to his credit. The first, Rain of the Ghosts, is being turned into an unabridged full-cast AudioPlay, complete with its own musical score and sound effects.
The voice work portion of the AudioPlay has been covered, but help is needed to finance the project’s post-production – which includes editing, sound effects and mixing, and scoring. That’s where you come in!
A Kickstarter campaign has been set up to help with the additional costs, and those who are able to donate will receive incentives based on their contribution level.
Here’s a little bit of info from the campaign site:
I’ve written two novels, the first two books in a potential nine-book series: Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam.
I’m proud of these books. They tell a story that’s a complex tapestry, steeped in real history, authentic culture and actual mythology, with healthy doses of fantasy, humor, horror and even a little romance.
These are the adventures of Rain Cacique, a young girl descended from the indigenous Taíno people of the Caribbean. Rain lives on the Ghost Keys, a chain of islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, where her parents own and run a Bed & Breakfast that is both Rain’s home and place of employment. Over the course of the first book, Rain goes from making beds for tourists to learning she has the ability to communicate with ghosts. Rain has a mystery to solve, a mission to accomplish and a destiny to fulfill. I can honestly guarantee that if you enjoy the sensibility, characters, plotting and surprises I’ve brought to such series as Gargoyles and Young Justice, you’ll love Rain of the Ghosts.
Now, we’re in the process of bringing that first novel to life as a Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay. This is not a standard audiobook recording, with one guy reading a novel from front to back, struggling to play all the characters, male and female, without any help from music or effects. No, this is a full cast recording: an unabridged AudioPlay with twenty actors, sound effects and a full musical score. It’s got everything but the visuals – and I promise it’ll fire your imagination enough so that the images will be there too – right inside your head. This is a studio-quality production without any studio backing or studio interference.
As noted above, the voice work has all been recorded. Check out the impressive list of talent involved in this project!
Brittany Uomoleale plays Rain Cacique
Thom Adcox (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Felix the Cat);
Edward Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles, Up);
Jeff Bennett (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold);
Steve Blum (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Star Wars Rebels);
Daniella Bobadilla (Anger Management, Smallville);
Jim Cummings (Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh);
Elisa Gabrielli (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Madagascar);
Bryton James (Young Justice, The Young and the Restless);
Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Green Lantern: The Animated Series);
Eric Lopez (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice);
Vanessa Marshall (Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy);
Jacqueline Obradors (NYPD Blue, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Young Justice);
Gregg Rainwater (Gargoyles, Young Justice, The Young Riders);
Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gargoyles, Young Justice);
Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels);
Deborah Strang (The Spectacular Spider-Man);
Joel Swetow (Charmed, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine);
Jacob Vargas (Sons of Anarchy, Max Steel);
Greg Weisman (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice).
Sounds like something you want to hear more about, right? You can get more info – and support the project – by visiting the official Kickstarter page for the Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay here.
Thank you to Greg Weisman for the information.