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Kc Wayland

Orange, California native Kc Wayland has carried within him a passion for the creative arts from a young age. As a teenager, he earned the Award of Excellence in Arts and Best Student Editor and graduated with top honors from Orange High School Media Arts program for Acting and Film Theory, earning the Principal’s Medallion. Upon graduating, he was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Chapman University’s School of Film and Television. In January of 2002, Wayland enlisted in the United States Army, taking a leave of absence from Chapman. He received two certifications in broadcast engineering and was awarded both Top Graduate and Distinguished Honor Graduate. He returned to Chapman in 2003, but was deployed to Iraq midway through his first semester. From 2003 to 2004, Wayland served with the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment in the heart of Baghdad. His service earned him a nomination for a Bronze Star for meritorious service. During his time overseas, Wayland filmed his personal experience that would later become the documentary “365 Boots on Ground.” Wayland returned to Chapman within a month of active combat. During this adjustment period back to civilian life, he focused his energy on completing “365 Boots on Ground.” The documentary would go on to earn several awards, including: Best Documentary at Chapman 2005, Best Student Documentary at the Bear Bear Film Festival, and Best Student Film at the Tiberon International Film Festival. He graduated from Chapman in 2008 as the Cheverton Graduate (valedictorian) of his class. While teaching film at Costa Mesa High School and Coastline ROP, he began writing what would later become “We’re Alive: A Story of Survival.” What started off as a means of coping with his military experience, “We’re Alive” evolved into a wildly successful and revolutionary zombie audio drama. Wayland acted as lead writer/editor/director/producer of “We’re Alive” on each of the 48 episodes from 2009 to 2014. The rise of “We’re Alive” coincided with the booming popularity of podcasts and zombie culture, standing out for its gritty urban realism and focus “Theater for the Mind” audio techniques. Its success earned the show a place within the Nerdist Podcast Network, garnering over 100 million downloads in the course of its run at the time of this publication. A sequel of sorts to “We’re Alive: A Story of Survival” entitled “We’re Alive: Lockdown” was successfully funded via Kickstarter in July of 2015, and was released April 2016. The next iteration of We're Alive, Goldrush, is currently in post-production. Following the success of “We’re Alive,” Wayland signed with the Paradigm Talent Agency in February of 2016.
Recent episodes featuring Kc Wayland
The Coin Toss & The Bickersons - 107 Theater for the Mind
Theater for the Mind
Hello, and welcome to Theater for the Mind. This episode features two very special scenes, The Coin Toss scene from the film No Country for Old Men, and the comedy skit "The Bickersons" re-imagined in the world of Theater for the Mind, created by the students in Workshop 101 at The Hear Now Festival in KC Missouri, June 2019. If you're interested in next years workshop, please visit: http://www.hearnowfestival.org. More student work to come as we feature other productions from my audio classes. If you’re interested in attending one of my other classes, I will be teaching at the USC School of Dramatic Arts this fall with an Audio Drama Production Class, followed by Audio Techniques at Chapman University in the Spring, and Hopefully another session of Writing for Audio, a creation of what you’re about to hear. For those of you interested in my other audio productions, my ten-part epic adventure series We’re Alive Goldrush Launches this September 10th, with a live event in LA on Saturday September 7th. Tickets available at werealive.com; to join us on the launch of this ground-breaking theater for the mind series. "Theater for the Mind" is a trademark of Wayland Productions INC.
Tumbleweed Station - 106 Theater for the Mind
Theater for the Mind
Hello, and welcome to Theater for the Mind. This episode features a very special pilot from my audio writing and audio techniques students at Chapman University called “Tumbleweed Station”. More student work to come as we feature other productions from my audio classes. If you’re interested in attending one of my classes, I will be teaching at the USC School of Dramatic Arts this fall with an Audio Drama Production Class, followed by Audio Techniques at Chapman University in the Spring, and Hopefully another session of Writing for Audio, a creation of what you’re about to hear. For those of you interested in my other audio productions, my ten-part epic adventure series We’re Alive Goldrush Launches this September 10th, with a live event in LA on Saturday September 7th. Tickets available at werealive.com; to join us on the launch of this ground-breaking theater for the mind series. And with that, we’re ready to begin. Enjoy, “Tumbleweed Station”. A lone radio operator does his daily routine, only to discover something new on the horizon. Featuring: Meir Parent as Johnny Doe. Erika Bronwell as Delilah. Tanner Agnew as Boomstick. Parker Apple as Chet. Melissa Cho as Shelly Ashlynn Zurilgen as the recorded voice. Robin Beck as additional voices. Tumbleweed station was created by Hunter Rasmussen. Written by Hunter Rasmussen, Jake Moody, Joe Hansen, Ricky King, and Tristan Dochterman. Edited by Ricky King and Chapman University’s Audio Techniques Class, Spring 2019. Executive Produced by Kc Wayland / Wayland Productions Music provided by Killer Tracks. This is the pilot episode of Tumbleweed Station. If you are interested in developing or distributing the series, please contact Katie@waylandproductions.com . Thank you." "Theater for the Mind" is a trademark of Wayland Productions INC.
The Listeners - 105 Theater for the Mind
Theater for the Mind
Hello, and welcome to Theater for the Mind. This episode features a very special pilot from my audio writing and audio techniques students at Chapman University called “The Listeners”. More student work to come as we feature other productions from my audio classes. If you’re interested in attending one of my classes, I will be teaching at the USC School of Dramatic Arts this fall with an Audio Drama Production Class, followed by Audio Techniques at Chapman University in the Spring, and Hopefully another session of Writing for Audio, a creation of what you’re about to hear. For those of you interested in my other audio productions, my ten-part epic adventure series We’re Alive Goldrush Launches this September, with a live event in LA on Saturday September 7th. Tickets available at werealive.com; to join us on the launch of this ground-breaking theater for the mind series. And with that, we’re ready to begin. Enjoy, “The Listeners”. "A reclusive young hacker finds herself forced into the spotlight when she decodes a cryptic message and stumbles upon a secret surveillance organization that taps into everyone's microphones and listens to conversations all around the world. This is the pilot episode of The Listeners. If you are interested in developing or distributing the series, please contact Ryan Good at rcgood@gmail.com. Thank you."
Bonus - Sneak Peek of 22 Hours: An American Nightmare
We're Alive
It’s a case nightmares are made of. We’ve got your sneak peek into the new true-crime series, 22 Hours: An American Nightmare. It's the frightening story of a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son, and housekeeper who were held hostage, tortured, and brutally murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. You won’t believe what happened during those last 22 hours alive, and the shocking trail of evidence that led police to the killer! Did he have help? Hear from key witnesses who reveal never-before heard details. Will this investigation lead to the release of newly-discovered and confidential audio recordings so the public can hear the trial for the first time ever? Listen to the first episode now: http://bit.ly/2XDFub0 New episodes will be available every Monday on PodcastOne.com and Apple Podcasts.   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review!
We’re Alive: Goldrush Trailer
We're Alive
Coming this September the adventure continues with We’re Alive: Goldrush! Join Puck, Robbins, Muldoon and Carl as they embark on a quest to recover a Gold fortune stolen after the fall of man. Join us on September 7th as we premiere LIVE in Los Angeles, more details at www.werealive.com 
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Birthdate
Jul 30th, 1982
Location
Orange, CA, USA
Episode Count
234
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
4 days, 12 hours