it's got to begin somewhere
We'd love to tell you that this company started as some magical brainwave, or a piece of genius thought... but we can't. Like all great stories, we found ourselves in the middle of it without really knowing how we got there. This story, however, is based on love and necessity. The love for our nieces, and the necessity of Lockdown. Remember Lockdown? With our nieces being homeschooled, we wanted to give them an activity which didn't involve looking at a screen. The very first Audio Story was born.
We never imagined that the concept would be so warmly welcomed, but they loved it. I don't mean the classic 'play with once and throw it away loved it', but the 'listen to it again and again, and ask for more, and get annoyed when you tell them you don't have any more, LOVED IT'. We had to make more... Sorry... we were told, in no uncertain terms by a fiery 3 year old, that we were making more.
So we did.
We love telling stories, and we are passionate about bringing to life worlds which would otherwise be inaccessible. We are committed to creating quality immersive audio content which is unique, imaginative and engaging.
Sarah & Calum
The Core Team
Sarah Miele Co-Founder
I am an actor, voice artist and freelance arts facilitator based in Glasgow. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have worked in theatre across the UK, as well as in screen, radio and voice over. Highlights include performing in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. Working with children and young people is also a huge and exciting part of my work and as a freelance facilitator I have worked with companies including Tron Theatre, Toonspeak, Lyra, PACE Youth Theatre, Dance UK, RCS, MGA Performing Arts Academy, Showkids and All or Nothing Aerial Dance.
Pizza, Dogs and Naps
If I could have any super power, I would have the power of teleportation, because it would stop me from always running late, and I could also see my friends from around the world.
Calum Paterson Co-Founder
I am a Glasgow-based Sound Designer, Composer and Performance-Maker. I am passionate about bring people and communities together through sound-led storytelling.
I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was hailed a 'rising star' of the creative industries, by the LSi Magazine, following my 5-Star Sound Design of Chess The Musical, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 2017. I even got to do a fancy photoshoot for the magazine...
Selected Theatre Credits include: Mrs Puntila & Her Man Matti, Pride & Prejudice *Sort Of, Wendy & Peter Pan, The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh). The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black Black Oil, The 306: Day (National Theatre of Scotland). If You're Feeling Sinister (Tron/Avalon/BBC). SPRING! by Scottish Ballet (Scottish Ballet). Stand By (Utter Theatre). Ceilidh (Theatre Gu Leor). Design By Disaster (Braw Fox Theatre). Bottled Up (Colleen Cameron). Sleeping Beauty (Qdos Entertainment). Working A Musical (DEM Productions). Last Futures, Dream On! (RCS, BBC, RSNO).
Screen Credits include: Happy Ark Day (National Theatre of Scotland, BBC Scotland)
90's Music, Cheesecake and Climbing Mountains.
I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2018, the highest Mountain in Africa. I've also eaten more cheesecake than most other human beings.