The Amelia Project: FINALIST at Austin Film Festival!

Off to Texas!
We have very exciting news that we wanted to share with you right away! Lately, we have been working hard on a new endeavor; an audio drama podcast series called The Amelia Project.

Before summer we submitted the scripts for the first two episodes to the brand new Fiction Podcast category in the Austin Film Festival script competition. We have just learned that we made it to the final round!

We congratulate the other finalists in the Fiction Podcast category, and look forward to learning more about their scripts:

How to Build a Fire by Kat Sandler
The Mystery of Easter Island by Justin Glanville
Target by Jenny Elder-Moke

The winner will be announced on the 28th October. We are super excited, and can’t wait to go to Austin, Texas to attend the festival. Wish us luck!

Excited greetings from
Pip and Oystein

About Austin Film Festival
Austin Film Festival (AFF), founded in 1994, brand themselves as “The Writers Festival”. Their aim is to “further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.”

In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, they offer year round events, a young filmmakers program, a TV show, radio show, podcast and more.

“56 scripts were chosen for the Final Round with one winner to be determined in each of the 13 categories. Out of this year’s group of Finalist scripts, international entries include writers from Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, and Sweden. The winners will be announced during this year’s Conference at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 28 at the Austin Club. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, reimbursements for travel and lodging while at AFF, and access to and recognition by some of the most important writers, agents, producers and filmmakers in the industry.”

The Amelia Project
The Amelia Project is a brand new audio drama podcast produced by Imploding Fictions (NO/FR) in association with Open House Theatre (AT) and Bunbury Banter Theatre Company (UK). Launches on iTunes and other podcast players 1st December.

We are not revealing what The Amelia Project is about just yet… But you can follow us on various social media for little hints and clues:

Twitter: @amelia_podcast
Instagram: @ameliapodcast
Facebook: @ameliapodcast


About the writers
The Amelia Project is co-written by Philip Thorne and Øystein Ulsberg Brager. They have previously co-written A Magician’s Death (full length play, rights available for performance) and co-directed shows such as Hamletmachine (international tour), Norway.Today (Southwark Playhouse, London), Flap & Fear (Drachengasse, Vienna) and The Predictions (Cafeteatret, Oslo). Read more about us on

– Oystein

Photo: Ida Oppen
AFF logo © Austin Film Festival

About Øystein

Born in Oslo, Norway 2nd August 1983. Freelance theatre director. Joint artistic director of the theatre company Imploding Fictions and Oslo International Theatre.
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