THEATER FOR THE MINDTM

We are Wayland Productions, a podcast production company based in Orange, CA., best known for creating and producing We’re Alive: A Story of Survival, the award-winning audio drama about a group of survivors in the apocalypse. We have developed a brand focused on masterful production and gripping storytelling in the audio medium. Our goal is to spread the love for audio stories far and wide!

Alongside our independent productions, we’ve partnered with companies such as Audible, Ubisoft, iHeart Media, Rusty Quill, AYR Media, and Hallmark on audio dramas and true crime podcasts. No matter the format, we’re dedicated to world-class production value and attention to detail. You’ll want to listen again and again!

Wayland Productions was founded by Kc Wayland in 1994. As an undergrad studying film production at Chapman University, Kc debuted 365 Boots on the Ground, a feature documentary filmed during his time spent overseas as an engineer in the US Army. After forays into short films and animation, Kc made history in 2009 with We’re Alive, one of the first major American audio dramas of its kind. Recorded and produced on a non-existent budget, We’re Alive amassed hundreds of millions of downloads and a large dedicated fanbase. The podcast eventually expanded into four seasons, spin-off shows Lockdown and Goldrush, an actual-play tabletop show by Geek and Sundry called We’re Alive: Frontier, and a sequel, We’re Alive: Descendants.

KC WAYLAND

CEO

Kc Wayland is an award-winning writer, producer, editor, director, and United States Army veteran whose film and audio work has been enjoyed around the globe. In 2009, Kc began releasing We’re Alive, one of the first major American audio dramas of its kind. Recorded and produced on a non-existent budget, We’re Alive has amassed hundreds of millions of downloads and a large dedicated fanbase. The podcast eventually expanded into four seasons, spin-off shows Lockdown and Goldrush, an actual-play tabletop show by Geek and Sundry called We’re Alive: Frontier, and a sequel series, We’re Alive: Descendants. Kc continues to master his craft working on numerous productions from all over the world. He has also written and published “Bombs Always Beep”, a comprehensive manual on creating audio theater, or what he calls “Theater for the Mind”. Alongside his creative efforts, Kc teaches at Chapman University at the Dodge College of Media Arts, focusing on Writing for Audio, Audio Techniques, and Audio Drama Production.

SHANTI RYLE

COO

JON BENDITZ

CTO

VICTORIA CHENG

production manager

JINO JANG

community manager, editor

TIM MULHERN

editor

DIMITRI KEOGH

production assistant