What is The Amelia Project?
The Amelia Project is a secret agency that helps fake its clients' deaths. Amelia likes the deaths to be bloody. Or creative. Death by meteor for example. Death by sheep. By bus driver. By cannon. It’s an elite service and only accepts the most eccentric cases.
Who are you?
The creative team behind The Amelia Project is: Philip (aka "Pip") Thorne (co-creator), Oystein Brager (co-creator), Alan Burgon (the Interviewer), Julia Thorne (Alvina), Fredrik Baden (Sound designer) and Anders Pedersen (Graphic designer). In addition to that, in each episode, we’re joined by a host of fabulous guest actors! Most of us have a background in theatre, and we’re united by a passion for French cocoa and champagne.
Where do you come from?
That’s a difficult one! We’re currently spread across France, Norway and Austria, and to make things even more complicated, most of us don’t actually come from the countries in which we currently live! So far, we’ve recorded the show in England, Scotland, Austria and Norway. We’re considering the Bahamas next. We’re told they have better weather than in Norway. The question is, do they have cocoa?
We LOVE making The Amelia Project. We love it almost as much as we love fancy cocoa. But just like cocoa from Les Deux Magots, making this podcast isn’t cheap. We have to rent studios, pay hosting fees, and since we’re spread across Europe, there are generally travel costs too. So far we’ve just about managed to scramble from episode to episode, but it’s taken a toll on our sleep, and most importantly, our savings. We really want to keep going (Amelia holds so many more surprises in store!) but in order to do so, we need to make it sustainable. Which is where you come in!
What can I do?
If you enjoy the show and want us to keep making it, we would be thrilled, honoured and just chuffed to bits, if you want to support us with a per episode donation. You can support us with as much, or as little you want. Every donation counts, and even by pledging just one dollar per episode, we will love you, and you will be making a huge difference and contributing to the survival of this show!
Do I get something in return?
YES!!! This is the best bit! In addition to making it possible for us to continue the podcast, as part of our patreon family, we give you some special rewards!
1 Dollar Patrons get access to our Patron Only Feed and a massive thank you! If you're on twitter we'll also give you a shoutout there (remember to give us your handle!)
2 Dollar Patrons also receive a personal video message and a special Amelia postcard, sent straight from Paris!
5 Dollar Patrons also receive a case file for each episode! The case files include secret documents that offer a blow by blow account of what happens after the episodes finish... These are a must have for hardcore fans!
10 Dollar Patrons (in addition to all the above) get access to the "patrons only" section of our website. This is where we post photos, videos and updates from live shows and recording sessions and other visual and aural bits and bobs!
And for all our patrons: if you ever happen to be in Vienna, we'll throw in some free tickets for an Open House Theatre show. (Plus if you're ever in Paris or Oslo, hit us up and we'll invite you for a cup of cocoa!)
How does it work?
It's dead simple. Just choose your pledge amount from the right hand column. Your donation will be processed whenever we release a new episode. We only charge for full episodes (not preludes) Episodes come out bi-weekly, so usually twice a month. A season generally has eleven episodes, and in the down time between seasons, you won’t be charged. If you want to end your subscription at any point, you can do so with the click of a button!
Thank you for reading! We hope you will consider supporting us! Please know that by clicking the "Become a Patron" button (even for just one dollar) you will be making six people in Norway, France and Austria extremely happy! We love our patrons! You’re the reason we can keep doing this!
You've reached The Amelia Project.
A new life awaits.
(insert sound of champagne cork popping here!)