Writer. Director. Voice Actor. Producer.
Newton "Newt" Schottelkotte is a podcaster currently based in the Nashville and Cincinnati areas. Acting as the head of Caldera Studios, Newt has a variety of fiction and nonfiction podcasts under their belt. After starting their first audio drama at fifteen, they now keep their fingers in a variety of industry pies, involved in everything from executive production, to voice acting, to live theater.
SERVICES AND HIRING
I know firsthand how overwhelming the role of Showrunner can be. With over half a decade of audio drama experience, let me put it to use with your podcast! From handling actors, deadlines, and those dreaded emails, to creating social media moments that engage and invite folks to listen, I've done it all, and can do it for you! Upgrade your creative team with organizational skills that have been called "mild to moderately awe-inspiring" and "a wedding planner's sleep paralysis demon". I'm ready to collaborate with your show's vision, and create a stress-free space with room to make something extraordinary.
Big or small, narrated or ensemble cast, contemporary or genre to a "T"! Today's audio drama lives and dies on its sound design; now more than ever, you need a sound designer who can bring your story to life. My experience in other roles of the production process will bring a unique aspect of collaboration to the polish of your show. I understand what each actor, writer, and director brings to the table, and can work seamlessly with them in turn. I can even help you find the best framing device to make your story shine.
Onstage and on the mic, I've worked with actors aplenty to guide a show towards success. If you're looking for someone experienced in live voice acting direction who can help your cast achieve showstopping performances and takes that take your breath away, I'm your guy! I'll bring my own actor's toolkit to the table and head sessions that run smoothly, foster creativity, and put safety and comfort at the forefront. You'll have a wealth of great performances to take your show to the next level- plus, the funniest blooper reel in the business.
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