The Hidden People
Dreams are Fragile Things

Dreams are Fragile Things

December 5, 2019

DWM presents The Hidden People, episode 21

"Dreams are Fragile Things"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Mackenna and Shaylee bond. The others are determined to help them. The final battle looms.

 

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The Only Good Thing

The Only Good Thing

December 19, 2019

DWM presents The Hidden People, episode 22

"The Only Good Thing"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

In the season finale, Mackenna and the other finally finish things. Many questions are answered. A new chapter begins. The Hidden People will return for a full 22-episode second season.

 

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The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.

 

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This episode and other episodes use sound from Freesound by Benboncan with modifications. https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/72753/

Commentary 1.01

Commentary 1.01

January 2, 2020

Welcome to the commentary episode for season 1, episode 1 of The Hidden People! Join our cast and crew as we discuss the making of the very first episode of the show. We talk about our process, how shows like ours are made, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more. If you like this bonus episode, we are making a commentary for all of the episodes in season one. That's TWENTY-TWO bonus commentary episodes. And after this free bonus, all twenty-one other commentaries will be available exclusively to our wonderful supporters on Patreon who subscribe at the bonus audio level, releasing regularly throughout the break before season two begins. Join us there at patreon.com/hiddenpeoplepodcast. You'll also get additional bonus episodes (like Alfie convincing the group to play Dungeons and Dragons), exclusive merchandise, and more.

 

WARNING: This commentary contains spoilers for season one. Please listen to all of season one before listening to the commentary so you can avoid spoiling the story.

 

This commentary features:

Chris Burnside: lead writer, director, and executive producer

Megan Burnside: director and executive producer

Sean Gunther: performer (the Storyteller)

Jordan Lopez: performer (Mackenna Thorne) and producer

Katharine Seaton: composer and sound designer

Cari Zahn: writer

 

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1.11 Music and Sound Dissection

1.11 Music and Sound Dissection

April 4, 2020

Katie Seaton, our brilliant composer and sound designer, did a deep dive into her work on some big scenes from episode 1.11, "Fetch." This is her step-by-step dissection of the music and sounds that make up one of our biggest and most intense sequences. Whether you're interested in how these things are made or whether you're just a fan of the show, you'll really enjoy this special episode.

A link to our Discord: https://t.co/sgBrciWiWL?amp=1

The pandemic has slowed us down a bit, but season two is coming very soon. Be prepared.

Season One Recap

Season One Recap

May 9, 2020

The Hidden People returns with season two on May 14! Refresh your memory with this short recap (or relisten to season one), and get ready for more magic, monsters, and modern fantasy in the upcoming twenty-two episode season.

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Initiative

Initiative

May 14, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 1

"Initiative"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

The Hidden People returns for season 2. Who survived the collapse of the tower? And who might be found in the rubble? Those left standing embark on a magical quest to save the life of a friend.

 

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The Hidden People is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, and/or events is purely coincidental.

 

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In-Between

In-Between

May 28, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 2

"In-Between"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Where are Mackenna and Nissa? Why haven't they returned or gotten word to the others? Find out, and learn the fallout from Mackenna's newfound power.

 

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Fairest of Them All

Fairest of Them All

June 11, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 3

"Fairest of Them All"

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Mackenna and Nissa struggle to survive in the In-Between. The others visit an unlikely ally to find their lost friends.

 

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Downward Spiral

Downward Spiral

June 25, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 4

"Downward Spiral"

Written by Stephen Kallenberg

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Our heroes set out to recover the halves of the Arm Ring of Frigg, though each face significant obstacles. Getting home may bring about its own complications.

 

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Autoscopy

Autoscopy

July 9, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 5

"Autoscopy"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Creating a magical bridge between worlds has unintended consequences. With their minds and bodies scrambled, the gang must maintain appearances as they figure out a way to solve their predicament.

 

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Offending Shadows

Offending Shadows

July 23, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 6

"Offending Shadows"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

If Mackenna can survive being face-to-face with the Unseelie Court and a famous Old One, she might just find a way to restore everyone. 

 

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Needy Things

Needy Things

August 6, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 7

"Needy Things"

Written by Megan Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Tracking the monster might not be difficult given its wake of destruction, but what will they do when they catch up to it?

 

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Cyg X-1

Cyg X-1

August 20, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 8

"Cyg X-1"

Written by Stephen Kallenberg

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

While Mackenna and the others research the monster to find out what they're dealing with, Alder Niamh takes advantage of Shaylee's contract.

 

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Esurience

Esurience

September 3, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 9

"Esurience"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Desperate to stop Cygnus and hopefully save their friend, Mackenna and the others work on a plan. Meanwhile, Mackenna and Shaylee must work to get past the awkward distrust in their relationship.

 

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In Cygnus and in Health

In Cygnus and in Health

September 17, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 10

"In Cygnus and in Health"

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Trapping Cygnus was only the first step in saving their friend. The hard part is what happens next. And there's a rule about a monster in a cage...

 

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Body Building

Body Building

October 1, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 11

"Body Building"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Mackenna and Cygnus come to blows. Can she stop the monster and save her friend?

This is the midseason finale of season two of The Hidden People. We will be back soon for uninterrupted bi-weekly releases of the second half of season two. Please stay tuned.

 

Special thanks to Lowri Ann Davies, Joe Bence, and Beth Smith for helping to bring a monster to life.

 

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Customs

Customs

November 14, 2020

The Hidden People season 2 will resume on December 31, 2020. In the meantime, enjoy this standalone horror show co-created by Dayton Writers Movement.

Customs

How To Play the Elevator Game:

  1. Enter the elevator alone.
  2. Proceed to the fourth floor.
    3. Descend to the second floor.
    4. Proceed to the sixth floor.
    5. Return to the second floor.
    6. Ascend to the tenth floor.
    7. Return to the fifth floor.
    A young woman may enter the elevator here. Do not look at her or talk to her, whatever she does.
    8. Press the button for the first floor.
    – If the elevator descends to the first floor, exit immediately. Do not look back or speak.
    – If the elevator starts to go up, it’s going to the Other World.

 

But what happens after you exit the elevator?

 

Written by Chris Burnside

 

Featuring:

Lowri Ann Davies as Carys

Hannah Preisinger as The Agent

Joe Bence as The Guard

April Sumner as The Elevator

 

Initial dialogue edit by Rachel Pulliam

Sound design by Fiona Thraille

Music, mix and additional editing/SFX by Katharine Seaton

Artwork by Megan Burnside

 

Customs is a collaborative project with Dashing Onions, Dayton Writers Movement, Old Souls Audio and Wonky Salamander and was originally produced for 11th Hour Audio Productions.

 

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real people, places, or events is entirely coincidental.

Asymmetry

Asymmetry

December 31, 2020

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 12

"Asymmetry"

Written by Chris Burnside

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Season two of The Hidden People returns from the midseason break for eleven more episodes to finish the season.

Weeks after the battle with Cygnus, Thomas checks in on his sister, who has been dealing with issues of her own. 

 

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The New Blood

The New Blood

January 14, 2021

DWM presents The Hidden People, season 2, episode 13

"The New Blood"

Written by Stephen Kallenberg

Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

 

Weeks after Cygnus, everyone tries to get back to normal. Shaylee is on assignment, and Mackenna tags along. Nissa and Alfie visit Sif. Sam and Thomas try to pick up the pieces. 

 

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