The skies are grey, the winds are chill, and we’re all working hard on keeping our resolutions (more sustainable padding for the coffins). It can only be awards season!
Every year, the Audio Verse Awards arrive at our audio drama community doorstep as a warming light in the gloom, sprinkling us with their glitz and glamour.
This year, Wooden Overcoats picked up five awards in the Ongoing Long-Form Comedic Production categories and we could not be happier.
BEST AUDIO ENGINEERING
JOHN WAKEFIELD & ANDY GODDARD
For every minute of finished audio, there are hours of John and Andy. From pre-production to blocking the scenes to finding or making the foley to checking the levels to fixing problems to pressing the big record button and then to the long days and nights spent with tea, coffee, endless bounces, and a screenful of soundwaves for company.
BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
HOT AIR BALLOON SUITE BY JAMES WHITTLE
Every second of music was written by the incredible James Whittle. Not only does he compose, he also conducts the orchestra and plays a few of the instruments. From mandolins to church organs, James’ extraordinary breadth of talent is on show throughout Wooden Overcoats. His hot air balloon suite capped off season three. Listen to it here being recorded at All Saints Church in East Finchley, London:
Antigone Funn has come a long way in three series. She co-owns the business for one thing and she’s much more comfortable with the outdoors than she used to be. Nobody knows Antigone like Beth whose nuanced performance has expertly steered the poor mortician between passion, compassion, and complete exhaustion.
DAVID K. BARNES, JAMES HAMILTON, JAMES HUNTRODS, ROSIE FLETCHER, TOM CROWLEY, MOLLY BETH MOROSSA & ALEX LYNCH
Every season, David assembles a crack team of writers to bring the world of Piffling to life. Over six months or so, the writers tackle an episode each under his eagle eye and David writes the other four. Edits can happen right up to recording which is why we always keep David on hand in the studio. Wooden Overcoats is an ensemble show; it comes from many different creative brains working together to be greater than the sum of their parts and nowhere is that more obvious than in the way our writers work. This year we were privileged to have writing duo James Hamilton and James Huntrods, Rosie Fletcher, our own Tom Crowley, and Molly Beth Morossa, as well as Alex Lynch who co-wrote our backers-only summer special.
Follow Rosie Fletcher (Rudyard Takes a Hike).
Follow Tom Crowley (The Race for Piffling).
Follow Molly Beth Morossa (The Sunshine Treatment).
Follow Alex Lynch (Rudyard Ruins Summer).
Thank you everyone who voted for us. The show is an amalgam of many many people’s work. Find out who they are and how they create Wooden Overcoats on our Cast and Crew page.
And thank you to the Audio Verse Awards for organising another terrific year. We encourage all our listeners to look through the full lists of nominees and winners and find your new favourite podcast.