Death by Dying is a dark comedy audio drama that serves as the obituary column for the charming town of Crestfall, Idaho. The Obituary Writer finds himself deeply in over his head as he investigates a series of strange and mysterious deaths... when he is supposed to simply be writing obituaries. Along the way he encounters murderous farmers, man-eating cats, haunted bicycles, and a healthy dose of ominous shadows.
Director, Writer, Voice of The Obituary Writer and Button-Eyed Raven
Evan studied Film at Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in screenwriting. He has always been deeply inspired by whimsical dark comedies, from the work of Edward Gorey to the delightfully grim tales of A Series of Unfortunate Events. His passion for Death by Dying came from a desire to tell a story that blended humor and horror while still having an emotional core to its characters. He loves thunderstorms. He hates when you get to the bottom of a cup of tea and you can’t even finish it because tiny bits of loose leaves snuck out of the tea bag. He prefers his eggs scrambled, but if you did them sunnyside up he wouldn’t say anything about it because he’s too polite.
Producer, Recording Engineer, Casting Director, Voice of The Butcher, Leroy Jones, and Chester The Goat
Niko's love of audio started after watching his cousin DJ in the backroom of his aunt's house. Since then he's been tinkering with digital audio workstations to create EDM and comedy rap about Pumpkin Spice Lattes. He couldn't decide on just one audio major, so he created an Interdisciplinary degree between Radio, Sound For Cinema, Music Recording, and a minor in Voiceover. Naturally, this led to the discovery of radio plays. The ability to blend storytelling, sound, and performance excited him so much that he resurrected the school's Audio Drama Club, which still continues to this day. Early 2000s rave music, Nintendo, and Power Rangers will forever influence his work.
Creative Producer, Script Editor, Voice of Pastor Jeff
Josh studied Film at Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in screenwriting. He has always been inspired by writers like Garrison Keillor, who utilize humor as well as a musing, descriptive writing style to construct emotional and thematic narratives. He was drawn to Death by Dying by its distinctive quirky tone, and its ability to discuss larger themes of grief and loss in a fun and approachable framework. Josh loves reading about airplanes. His favorite milk is strawberry milk. He has a heart of gold.