Shane Salk is an award winning audio producer. He co-created and produced the first audio drama of its kind to be distributed by Internet podcasting: a weekly adventure series performed with a full cast, sound effects and music. "We’re Alive: A Story of Survival" launched in May 2009, to date it has over 200 million downloads. Salk is recognized and quoted in "The Radio Drama Handbook" (2011), a textbook and report of an academic research study.*
Salk’s audio drama adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was released simultaneously in English and Spanish, by Blackstone Audio on CD and by download. Produced and sound designed by Salk, it stars Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulson (Emmy Award winning voice actors), Neil Flynn, Robbie Rist, Ruben Garfias and Alex Fernandez, just to name a few. It received the Parents’ Choice Award for Story Telling in 2012.
Salk’s other credits as producer, director and sound designer of audio productions range from a sitcom series on LA Talk Radio to a fantasy/action pilot starring Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest), to original short stories and pilot episodes for children’s shows, serial action/adventure, mystery and comedy shows. In the video realm, Salk has produced short films and a web video series that have appeared in several festivals around the country. He is sought after by producers of both audio and video projects because of his willingness to provide voluntary consultation. Initially trained as an actor (Chapman University, BFA), Salk has appeared in several dozen stage, screen and voiceover/audio roles. He also originated the role of Genie in Disney Cruise Line’s production of Aladdin.
William (Bill) Holmes has been part of the voice-over world for more than 40 years as a producer, director and actor. In 1990 he founded Compost Productions, an award-winning LA-based full service production company and post-production house.
Holmes has appeared in hundreds of national and regional commercials on TV and Radio. He has directed and worked alongside some of the legends in the voice-over community, including Ed Asner, Sean Astin, Eric Roberts, Jane Lynch and Piper Laurie to name a few. Recently, he has been producing and directing independent audio projects, including both the English and Spanish language versions of the award-winning audio drama adaptation of A Christmas Carol, featuring Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen and Neil Flynn (in English) and Ruben Garfias, Jojo Henrickson and Alex Fernandez (in Spanish).
Holmes has been producing independent feature films since 1999. He helped produce Best Man in Grass Creek, an award-winning offbeat romantic comedy, The Barrio Murders, a serial killer murder mystery that was invited to The Chicago Latino Film Festival and he produced and directed the multiple-award winning rock and roll, horror, comedy, chick flick, Stump the Band. Holmes was in charge of post-production for the highly acclaimed documentary, Inspire Me: Weightless Flights of Discovery.