Below is our recent interview with Elizabeth Hansen, Chief Creative Officer at Dramafy:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Dramafy is an Audio Drama streaming service. We pride ourselves being a one-stop source for the best in Audio Drama, think “Old Time Radio” only new. We like to call them “Movies for your ears!” We launched in July of 2021 and we are growing rapidly, with a current catalogue of more than 140 audio shows and more than 1600 episodes. Utilizing the latest mobile and web technology, we stream a long-neglected entertainment art-form that features hundreds of hours of contemporary audio dramas in multiple genres, including: science fiction; western; adventure; comedy; mystery; children’s and more. We plan to be the “Netflix of Audio Dramas.” Important to note: we are curated for all ears, so no show is rated harder than PG-13.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Because our listener base is growing so rapidly, we are aggressively looking for new, high-calibre content. The content must be not only compelling and entertaining, but have high production values. They must be well-written, well-acted, and well-produced, with full sound effects and musical score. Having said that, we are also open to simpler productions, understanding that not all creators have the same production capabilities at their fingertips. So bottom line is: quality.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Like all of the “video streaming services,” most of Dramafy’s catalogue of shows features productions by independent producers, but we also produce our own “In House” productions which stream exclusively on Dramafy. They include the romantic/adventure “Undercover Engagement” by best-selling USA Today author Lucy McConnell, the WWII comedy/drama, “A String of Pearls,” the drama, “Coming Home,” and the children’s series “The Absolutely, Positively, True Adventures of Babe, the Dog”, all of which trend in the top ten from week to week. Other original works in pre-production include: the romantic comedy, “Speaking of Dreams,” the dystopian thriller “The Last Book of John”, the family classic “Pollyanna,” and the musical “An Enchanted April.”
We also feature EXCLUSIVE content from outside producers who have elected to stream ONLY on Dramafy. Those include “The Adventures of Gerard Dupris,” an homage to the hard boiled detective of the 1940s, the fantasy drama “THE FORKS,” the dystopian young adult series, “The Encounter,” and the steampunk Victorian sleuth series, “BRASS: The Devil in Whitechapel.”
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We expect to ramp up acquisitions and funding for new productions to offer our listeners the best and broadest catalogue of “all audience” audio dramas. Our plan is to continue to refine our mobile and web apps to create the most seamless listening experience for our users. We will also ramp up our marketing efforts establishing our brand and defining our product.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: A couple of things:
First, as stated earlier, we are curated for “all audiences” which means that you won’t hear explicit language or content on the site. We feel strongly about this element of our mission. However, we do not “censor” our content, in that, creators are free to write what they feel passionately and strongly about, but in order for their show to be on Dramafy, they must approach that content with respect for our listeners an abide by our “standards and practices.”
Second, we “revenue share” with our creators. We reserve 20% of our gross income and share that income with our producers based upon listenership. We’re the only platform that does that and we are proud that we can support our creators.