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The Power of Monkey Island, Part 09

September 2nd, 2014

In which Carl and Winslow make an unlikely ally, and Kolomana prepares the final destruction of LeChuck!

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood and Winslow
Matt Smith as LeChuck and Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island
Michael Nash as Kolomana
Brian Goodrich as Sir Creigh Blue

*Note: Nightlight Productions is now a bit old and broken at the backend. I think I’ve got the previous parts of Power of Monkey Island working, but nothing else will. I’m investigating moving it to Soundcloud. Hazard of an old website!

The Howard Christmas Carol

December 23rd, 2013

In The Howard Christmas Carol, an old miser named John Howard is visited by the three spirits of Christmas. They take him to the Christmases of the past, present, and future, and help him understand the true meaning of the festive season.

Starring:
Matt Smith as John Howard, Pauline Hanson (the ghost of Christmas past) and Alexander Downer
Stuart Moncrieff as the evil Doctor Beazley, Jesus (the ghost of Christmas present) and Death (the ghost of Christmas future).
Stanley Brain as Number Two and Peter Costello

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Bonus music track | Doctor Beazley and Number Two sing ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’

Just in time for the holiday season, here’s a golden oldie from way back in 2000…

New Nightlight radio play now crowdfunding!

August 22nd, 2013

Ever enjoyed a finely-crafted radio play from Nightlight Productions? Ever sat back and wondered how you could help out? Well wonder no more, as the next Nightlight radio play Pharaoh: Walking in Memphis is now open on Pozible for funding!

Pharoah is a comedy set in ancient Egypt,  the land of the Pharaohs, and the cradle of a pretty damn impressive civilisation. Where a once noble ruler, the wise and noble Pharaoh Hatchoo, loved by all, has journeyed to the great beyond to take his place amongst the gods. He’s left the mortal world, and finds himself in a better place. He’s dead is the general point that I’m trying to get across here.

The radio play is four half hour parts and stars some great comedic talent. Unlike other Nightlight productions, this radio play will only be available to those who fund it. So please, share the project on Facebook, Tweet about it, and most importantly pledge some money!

The Power of Monkey Island, Part 08

June 24th, 2013

In which swords and words are crossed in the most swashbuckling manner conceivable! Carl and Winslow come to the rescue of Guybrush Threepwood (and maybe LeChuck…), but Kolomana may be a bigger threat than they thought.

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood and Winslow
Matt Smith as LeChuck, Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island, and Ani-Ting Wong
Michael Nash as Kolomana
Brian Goodrich as Sir Creigh Blue

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The Power of Monkey Island, Part 07

December 25th, 2012

In which Guybrush and LeChuck lament their current predicament, and Carl and Winslow prepare to come to their rescue!

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood and Winslow
Matt Smith as LeChuck and Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island

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It’s a Christmas miracle!

December 24th, 2012

Ah, 2012. Quite a year, eh? Well… not for Nightlight Productions, but still. Those Mayans gave us a run for our money!

Despite what it looks like on Nightlight, I’ve been a busy guy this year. I turned 32, I travelled to Europe, I met Gabez, I worked full time, I did a lot of journalism work on the side… plus all the stuff that goes along with married life. You guys get it, right?

And then… I’ll be honest with you… it’s really hard to edit together a radio play these days. In the old days (pre 2005) making a radio play involved wandering into the university radio station, bothering the people who work there, and going into a recording studio. That’s where I got my actors from, and editing was a matter of clipping out what works and mixing in sound effects.

These days, living on the other side of the country and using voice talent from all over the world, I get to work with some great talent but editing involves mixing every individual line. It’s a painstaking, slow process that I have little time to devote to.

As much as this sounds like I’m giving up though, I’m not. I love making radio plays too much to throw it away. I’m seven parts through a story that I’m determined to finish, in the least. So what does that mean?

Next year I’m trying something new. It’s too soon to let out too many details, but let’s just say that there will be new radio plays, the way they should be.

The Power of Monkey Island will still be complete, but I’ll be honest – it will probably take me most of the year to get through. The good news is, there’ll be something else.

I’m not making any promises though – I’ve learnt from that mistake! In the meantime, following me on Twitter is a good way to know what I’m up to: I’m @nightlightguy

Queer Eye for the Straight Prime

May 30th, 2012

In Tax Another Day, the evil Doctor Beazley replaced prime minister John Howard with an evil clone. As you’d expect, Evil Howard was the exact opposite of Howard – so he was actually competent. Beazley is reluctantly convinced that the only way to defeat Howard once and for all lies in undertaking a complete makeover…

Starring:
Matt Smith as John Howard, Evil Howard clone, Death, and Alexander Downer
Stuart Moncrieff as the evil Doctor Beazley
Stanley Brain as Number Two and Peter Costello

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A couple of months ago I was digging through an old back-up drive and found an audio file of a half hour radio play, completely recorded but never produced. Seven years to the day of recording, I’m proud to finally bring you Queer Eye for the Straight Prime, the sixth and final installment of The Howard Saga. Howard and Beazley are long since gone from the face of Australian politics (not that these radio plays ever had much relevance to events!), but their memory still remains…

The Power of Monkey Island, Part 06

April 4th, 2012

In which the evil zombie pirate LeChuck is taken away for his execution, an act which involves Guybrush Threepwood much more than he is comfortable with.

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood
Matt Smith as LeChuck, Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island, and One-Lipped Lenny
Michael Nash as Malcolm Dustworthy and Kolomana
Brian Goodrich as Sir Creigh Blue

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The Power of Monkey Island, Part 05

December 16th, 2011

In which Carl makes his triumphant return, and the trial of the evil zombie pirate LeChuck reaches its dramatic conclusion!

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood and Murray
Matt Smith as LeChuck and Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island
Michael Nash as Governer Phineas Phatt and Malcolm Dustworthy

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EDIT: Just done a bit more post production work on this part (Phatt and Dustworthy sound a lot better).

The Power of Monkey Island, Part 04

June 19th, 2011

In which Guybrush Threepwood calls his second witness in the trial of LeChuck, and Carl visits the Voodoo Lady.

Starring:
Justin Franklin as Guybrush Threepwood and Murray
Matt Smith as LeChuck and Carl, the Swordmaster of Jambalaya Island
Michael Nash as Governer Phineas Phatt and Malcolm Dustworthy
Devin Delliquanti as The Voodoo Lady

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