Stormfire Productions is creating a witchy audio drama
73
patrons
$376
per month

STORMFIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services

An audio drama about a witch juggling complex clients and a mysterious saboteur trying to ruin her business. 


What is Stormfire Productions? 
Stormfire Productions LLC is a company dedicated to producing stories that matter. It is owned and operated by Lisette Alvarez. 

Who is Lisette Alvarez? And why aren't you Kalila Stormfire?
Hi! I'm just your average Cuban-Canadian-American bruja who loves storytelling and the occult. Preferably together. Hence, my new podcast Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services, an audio drama about a witch's documentation of her clients and how she deals with a mysterious saboteur who is trying to destroy her magick business.

Who would want to listen to a story like that?
If you’re a fan of stories dealing with shapeshifting dogs, love spells gone wrong, astral projection, angry dead rich dudes, and morally ambiguous witches...this podcast might pique your interest.

When will the podcast premiere? How long is it?
This first season was 13 episodes, around 15-25 minutes each. The season debuted on February 2018, completed in August 2018.

Season Two premieres April 1st, 2019 with 13 episodes to be released on the 1st and 15th every month. There will be a hiatus over the month of August, and the final episode is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2019. 

The third season, which will be the final season, is scheduled to premiere Spring 2020.

Where can I find/subscribe to the podcast?
The official website is kalilastormfire.com. The latest episodes are already publicly posted for your ears here on Patreon and a page out of Kal’s grimoire is posted in the patron-only feed.

The podcast is currently available to subscribe to on  Libsyn, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.

Why produce this story?
The idea for this story came about because yes, I--like Kalila--am a brown, queer witch. While many of the practices, potions, and spells are entirely fictional, they are based in some version of the truth. I’ve picked up plenty of juicy, witchy, storytelling-worthy notes in my years studying and practicing witchcraft, mysticism, the occult, and folk religions.

I love creating new stories and this story is the product equivalent of enthusiastically diving off a cliff without a parachute. I fell in love with the audio drama format recently; Welcome to Night Vale enlivened my idea of storytelling mediums. Like every creative person, my core hope is that someone will look at my story and think "Hey, this is a pretty cool thing, I think I know a few other folks who might like the thing".

You can learn more about me at my website

What will you be doing with any Patreon support?
If you like the podcast, I would be honored if you help support me as I record, perform, edit, and publish each episode! I also have a few more stories in the pipeline and I would love to bring those stories to life. My goal is to use any extra funds to give a raise to the cast and crew and support future work.

Kalila Stormfire Budget (Season 2):
Libsyn for RSS hosting/distribution: $15 per month
Website on Squarespace: $16 per month
Domain: $20 per year
Sound Designer: $100-$150 per episode (up to $2,000 for the season)
Actors: $20-75 per person per episode (averaging $200 per episode)
TOTAL = $500 monthly on average
I believe in paying creators and artists fair wages. Actors are paid $75 for features like character mini-episodes and supporting roles during at least half of a full episode, and $20-40 for small features like 1-2 short scenes or lines in a full episode. In order to keep cast list short so people can receive a decent paycheck from this project, most actors will be asked to play multiple roles.

Volunteer actors are and have been appreciated, but any volunteer actors will be at least be appreciated in the form of a complimentary tea/coffee/cupcake--especially if they visit me in DC (looking at you, Danny & Kira!).

We raised $2,700 in our IndieGoGo campaign, which largely supports paying Sarah Buchynski, our sound designer and covers incidental acting and marketing costs. At this point, the funding on Patreon covers our actors and our monthly hosting costs.

Ideally, I would like to pay myself for my work. I put around 8-10 hours of writing, directing and acting per episode. I also work as the sole marketer, from pushing merch to engaging with folks on social media about 5 hours per week. In total, that's about 15 hours per episode or 30 hours per month. According to where I live, in the DC-area, living wage would be about $17 per hour. Just paying myself would add up to $510 per month.

However, I have a full time job and I can afford take some of the above out of pocket. The reason I am breaking this down is so people can know how much work audio drama creators--even amateur ones--actually put into getting a podcast up.

Audio dramas are an incredibly exciting art form and I am thrilled to join the ranks of other creators. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services.

Stay tuned for updates on this page and on Twitter.

--

Note on fulfillment of physical perks:

There has recently been an increase of patrons who pledge at higher levels for only a month. Due to the time and energy it takes for me to fulfill physical perks (I'm the only one doing them!), I will not be able to fulfill physical perks for those who pledge for less than 2 months. I apologize for the inconvenience, I understand life and finances change, but I also need time to focus on the primary goal of this Patreon which is to create a great show. With that in mind, please choose levels that are sustainable for you!

I am hoping to provide more options of selling spell bags, bottles, and tarot readings in the future as a product rather than a perk for patronage. The IndieGoGo campaign for Season 3 will also be a good way for you to pay once for perks you want! However, again, my primary focus is on writing, directing, and marketing this show. I appreciate your patience and support however you can manifest it.

Tiers
Baby Witch
$1 or more per month
  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
Sigil Witch
$3 or more per month

Along with everything in the Baby Witch tier, the Sigil Witch will receive a letter-sized gift every equinox (September and March) through the run of the show. This may include anything from a sticker, a note, a postcard, a talisman, a pin, etc. 


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
Curious Dabbler
$5 or more per month

Exclusive access to the Patron feed, the biannual Sigil gift, the Grounding Magick page and MOST IMPORTANTLY...the rest of the pages out of Kal's grimoire. Who knows? You might need them.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
Psychic Circle
$7 or more per month (sold out!)

First 7 patrons will receive access to everything in the Curious Dabbler level, as well as a single-card tarot reading from Lisette Alvarez per month. 


(Note: This perk is for the Psychic Circle only)


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Monthly single-card tarot reading
True Initiate
$10 or more per month

Not only will you receive access to Kal's grimoire and a sigil gift twice a year, you will receive a spell bag for safe travels. You have also unlocked the seasonal BONUS EPISODES, including "Kalila Stormfire: The Lost Tape".


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 month at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Divining Coven
$13 or more per month

In addition to what is in the True Initiate level, you will receive ONE fully personalized tarot reading from me and a "Make the Mundane Magickal Again" sticker.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Eldritch's Pride
$21 or more per month

Along with the Divining Coven level, you will receive a personalized spell bag and additional access to world-expanding short stories.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker
  • Short stories
  • Personalized spell bag


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Head Witch in Charge
$35 or more per month only 4 left

In addition to access to the Patron feed, Kalila Stormfire's full grimoire, a biannual sigil gift, a spell bag for safe travels, a personalized spell bag, and additional early access to the world-expanding short stories...


I will do a personalized tarot reading for you every month AND create an inspiration spell bottle for those days when you need an extra boost to break through a creative block. 


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker
  • Short stories
  • Personalized spell bag
  • Monthly personalized tarot readings
  • Inspiration spell bottle


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Goals
$376 of $500 per month
I'll freak out tbh. I will also commission the wonderful artist Marion Parajes to create a piece of patron-polled artwork (that's right, YOU'LL get to choose what part of the Kalila Stormfire world you want to see). That print will then be sent to all patrons. 

Also, if we reach this point by season 3, I will also be able to give a raise to the actors, the sound designer, and myself!
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STORMFIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services

An audio drama about a witch juggling complex clients and a mysterious saboteur trying to ruin her business. 


What is Stormfire Productions? 
Stormfire Productions LLC is a company dedicated to producing stories that matter. It is owned and operated by Lisette Alvarez. 

Who is Lisette Alvarez? And why aren't you Kalila Stormfire?
Hi! I'm just your average Cuban-Canadian-American bruja who loves storytelling and the occult. Preferably together. Hence, my new podcast Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services, an audio drama about a witch's documentation of her clients and how she deals with a mysterious saboteur who is trying to destroy her magick business.

Who would want to listen to a story like that?
If you’re a fan of stories dealing with shapeshifting dogs, love spells gone wrong, astral projection, angry dead rich dudes, and morally ambiguous witches...this podcast might pique your interest.

When will the podcast premiere? How long is it?
This first season was 13 episodes, around 15-25 minutes each. The season debuted on February 2018, completed in August 2018.

Season Two premieres April 1st, 2019 with 13 episodes to be released on the 1st and 15th every month. There will be a hiatus over the month of August, and the final episode is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2019. 

The third season, which will be the final season, is scheduled to premiere Spring 2020.

Where can I find/subscribe to the podcast?
The official website is kalilastormfire.com. The latest episodes are already publicly posted for your ears here on Patreon and a page out of Kal’s grimoire is posted in the patron-only feed.

The podcast is currently available to subscribe to on  Libsyn, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.

Why produce this story?
The idea for this story came about because yes, I--like Kalila--am a brown, queer witch. While many of the practices, potions, and spells are entirely fictional, they are based in some version of the truth. I’ve picked up plenty of juicy, witchy, storytelling-worthy notes in my years studying and practicing witchcraft, mysticism, the occult, and folk religions.

I love creating new stories and this story is the product equivalent of enthusiastically diving off a cliff without a parachute. I fell in love with the audio drama format recently; Welcome to Night Vale enlivened my idea of storytelling mediums. Like every creative person, my core hope is that someone will look at my story and think "Hey, this is a pretty cool thing, I think I know a few other folks who might like the thing".

You can learn more about me at my website

What will you be doing with any Patreon support?
If you like the podcast, I would be honored if you help support me as I record, perform, edit, and publish each episode! I also have a few more stories in the pipeline and I would love to bring those stories to life. My goal is to use any extra funds to give a raise to the cast and crew and support future work.

Kalila Stormfire Budget (Season 2):
Libsyn for RSS hosting/distribution: $15 per month
Website on Squarespace: $16 per month
Domain: $20 per year
Sound Designer: $100-$150 per episode (up to $2,000 for the season)
Actors: $20-75 per person per episode (averaging $200 per episode)
TOTAL = $500 monthly on average
I believe in paying creators and artists fair wages. Actors are paid $75 for features like character mini-episodes and supporting roles during at least half of a full episode, and $20-40 for small features like 1-2 short scenes or lines in a full episode. In order to keep cast list short so people can receive a decent paycheck from this project, most actors will be asked to play multiple roles.

Volunteer actors are and have been appreciated, but any volunteer actors will be at least be appreciated in the form of a complimentary tea/coffee/cupcake--especially if they visit me in DC (looking at you, Danny & Kira!).

We raised $2,700 in our IndieGoGo campaign, which largely supports paying Sarah Buchynski, our sound designer and covers incidental acting and marketing costs. At this point, the funding on Patreon covers our actors and our monthly hosting costs.

Ideally, I would like to pay myself for my work. I put around 8-10 hours of writing, directing and acting per episode. I also work as the sole marketer, from pushing merch to engaging with folks on social media about 5 hours per week. In total, that's about 15 hours per episode or 30 hours per month. According to where I live, in the DC-area, living wage would be about $17 per hour. Just paying myself would add up to $510 per month.

However, I have a full time job and I can afford take some of the above out of pocket. The reason I am breaking this down is so people can know how much work audio drama creators--even amateur ones--actually put into getting a podcast up.

Audio dramas are an incredibly exciting art form and I am thrilled to join the ranks of other creators. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services.

Stay tuned for updates on this page and on Twitter.

--

Note on fulfillment of physical perks:

There has recently been an increase of patrons who pledge at higher levels for only a month. Due to the time and energy it takes for me to fulfill physical perks (I'm the only one doing them!), I will not be able to fulfill physical perks for those who pledge for less than 2 months. I apologize for the inconvenience, I understand life and finances change, but I also need time to focus on the primary goal of this Patreon which is to create a great show. With that in mind, please choose levels that are sustainable for you!

I am hoping to provide more options of selling spell bags, bottles, and tarot readings in the future as a product rather than a perk for patronage. The IndieGoGo campaign for Season 3 will also be a good way for you to pay once for perks you want! However, again, my primary focus is on writing, directing, and marketing this show. I appreciate your patience and support however you can manifest it.

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Tiers
Baby Witch
$1 or more per month
  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
Sigil Witch
$3 or more per month

Along with everything in the Baby Witch tier, the Sigil Witch will receive a letter-sized gift every equinox (September and March) through the run of the show. This may include anything from a sticker, a note, a postcard, a talisman, a pin, etc. 


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
Curious Dabbler
$5 or more per month

Exclusive access to the Patron feed, the biannual Sigil gift, the Grounding Magick page and MOST IMPORTANTLY...the rest of the pages out of Kal's grimoire. Who knows? You might need them.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
Psychic Circle
$7 or more per month (sold out!)

First 7 patrons will receive access to everything in the Curious Dabbler level, as well as a single-card tarot reading from Lisette Alvarez per month. 


(Note: This perk is for the Psychic Circle only)


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Monthly single-card tarot reading
True Initiate
$10 or more per month

Not only will you receive access to Kal's grimoire and a sigil gift twice a year, you will receive a spell bag for safe travels. You have also unlocked the seasonal BONUS EPISODES, including "Kalila Stormfire: The Lost Tape".


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 month at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Divining Coven
$13 or more per month

In addition to what is in the True Initiate level, you will receive ONE fully personalized tarot reading from me and a "Make the Mundane Magickal Again" sticker.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Eldritch's Pride
$21 or more per month

Along with the Divining Coven level, you will receive a personalized spell bag and additional access to world-expanding short stories.


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker
  • Short stories
  • Personalized spell bag


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.

Head Witch in Charge
$35 or more per month only 4 left

In addition to access to the Patron feed, Kalila Stormfire's full grimoire, a biannual sigil gift, a spell bag for safe travels, a personalized spell bag, and additional early access to the world-expanding short stories...


I will do a personalized tarot reading for you every month AND create an inspiration spell bottle for those days when you need an extra boost to break through a creative block. 


  • +200000 positive vibes 
  • Exclusive access to the Patron feed which includes bonus material like  Q&As, production updates, fanart, etc
  • The first section out of Kal's grimoire: Grounding Magick
  • A patron-only special episode (due 2019)
  • Monthly digital sigil
  • Equinox gift (March & September)
  • The rest of Kal's grimoire
  • Safe travels spell bag
  • Seasonal bonus episodes
  • Personalized tarot reading
  • Sticker
  • Short stories
  • Personalized spell bag
  • Monthly personalized tarot readings
  • Inspiration spell bottle


Note: I will not be able to fulfill patrons who pledge less than 2 months at this level, as it takes longer than a month for me to fulfill packages at this and higher levels. The package will take up to 4-6 weeks for shipping.