Production Partnerships

Are you looking for a partner in bringing your story to life?

This world desperately needs stories that matter. Sometimes, by framing big ideas in fiction, we find it easier to connect with important messages about being human and finding magic in the world. 

We’re looking for stories that provoke catharsis, which means the narrative should have the potential to guide the listener into an immersive, emotional experience. We are looking at stories that re-enchant storytelling, tropes, and genre and that challenge prescriptive definitions of genre. Who gets to win? What are the rules? And what does this all really mean? We are looking for good storytelling; stories that make you look at the world, people, and yourself at a different way.

We aren’t looking for scripts that are supremely clever with dazzling sound design and magnificent plot twists (though that’s a bonus, too). We aren’t looking for technical genius.

We are looking for storytelling magic.

our partner shows

An urban fantasy about a witch for hire. A speculative fiction podcast about white people turning into black people. An adventure series reclaiming colonized “treasure hunt” narratives. An experimental, cross-genre anthology.

Each partner show is unique, and we are so excited to share their stories with the world.


What does a Stormfire Productions partnership look like?

A partnership with Stormfire Productions is a collaborative, creative business relationship.

Partnerships are unique to each story. Productions may include adaptation consultation, story development, pre-production, production/post-production, marketing management, educational seminars, and more.

Why choose Stormfire Productions to help produce my story?

Stormfire Productions has experience and a proven track record of success in fiction podcasting and audio drama. We’re not big wigs or managers who only focus on keeping time and budgets on track — we are writers, creators, actors, and artists. We are storytellers just like you. We want to get in the weeds with you and your story.

Creative labor can be shared. We want to give others the opportunities we were given (or not given, in some cases) to share stories with the world.

Who owns the story at the end of the day? Who profits?

You own your story. Period. Stormfire Productions will share profits for the work in helping you launch it into the world. That means if the show raises money, it will be shared equitably–meaning artists’ wages are prioritized. All solicited productions will have profit-sharing and intellectual property protection agreements. We conspire to create a system where all artists are paid fairly and sustainably for their art.

Even though each production will be unique in story and needs, our values drive our partnerships. Stormfire Productions seeks equity in supporting new and upcoming storytellers, and demands protection of the most vulnerable. Our policies and agreements reflect that commitment to protecting the rights, health, and creative autonomy of the individual artist. We expect our partners to share those values.

The Production Process

Are you unfamiliar with a full-scale fiction podcast production process, and what working on a Stormfire Production would look like? Here are a few key areas to review when considering a partnership with us.

Creating

With our partners, Stormfire Productions can be involved in all aspects of storytelling, including plot development, writing, editing and more.

Co-creating with Stormfire Productions may include:

  • Plot development
  • Story conceptual planning
  • World building
  • Collaborative, medium-specific writing and/or adaptation (audio, stage, books, etc)
  • Alpha and sensitivity reading
  • References for copyeditors

Pre-Production

Pre-production is once of the most important aspects of launching any story. With our partners, Stormfire Productions will help plan timelines, assess budgets, recruit cast and crew, and other tasks specific to the needs of the production.

Production

Stormfire Productions are involved through rehearsals, recordings, editing, and beyond.

Comprehensive production may include:

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Sound design

Marketing

In order to create successful & sustainable productions, marketing and budgeting are key aspects of Stormfire Productions partnerships. Stormfire Productions collaborate with partners to develop fundraising, visual assets, profit-sharing, and audience-building plans.

Live Shows

For select fiction podcasts, Stormfire Productions has the capacity to take them to the stage.

Comprehensive production services may include:

  • Cross-medium story development
  • Location scouting
  • Budgeting
  • Cast & crew coordination
  • Live show marketing planning and management
  • Day-of performance management

Learning

Just because we know things, doesn’t mean we know everything. Skill sharing, advocating new ideas and tools, expanding the fiction podcasting industry, and helping each other out are key expressions of our values and mission. A partnership with Stormfire Productions entails a learning experience. We hope you join us.

Stories We Work With


Are you interested in breaking into fiction podcasting, but need that little bit of extra guidance? Our partnerships help you develop your work so that it is aligned with the industry and truly expands the medium.

Whether you have an audio fiction/fiction podcast script, idea, or have a teleplay or even a book you want to adapt into an audio drama, Stormfire Productions is interested in the stories you are bringing to life.

Don’t see yourself here? Contact us. We want to know how you are telling your story, in whatever medium it manifests.

Let’s create something together.