FM – fiction channel

Transcenmentalism

Published 30/08/2015 14:09

In some modern societies, the economy has achieved the status of a living, breathing human being. Often it is afforded greater protection and rights than the communities it is supposed to support. Although all-knowing and all-powerful, the economy still struggles, fails and sometimes, even ‘hurts’. To some, these conditions make it even more holy. As our […]

Written by Jessie Borrelle. Voiced by Jon Tjhia, with chanting by Odette Joannidis (Sister Visions). Sound design by Miyuki Jokiranta.


The Big Prawn

Published 12/03/2015 07:53

By some estimates, there are as many as 150 ‘big things’ strewn across Australia. There’s the Big Banana, the Big Merino and even the Big Magic Mushroom. In this story, Ballina’s Big Prawn casts a long shadow over the imagination of a young girl, as she hits the road in search of the mythical crustacean […]

Written by Katia Pase. Voiced by Katia Pase. Sound design by Jon Tjhia.


The Art of Art

Published 16/11/2014 13:28

Forget minimalism. There’s a new kid on the block: hypotheticalism. Grounded in complex ideas and elegant concepts, it’s a movement that’s challenging the way we think about visual art and what, exactly, constitutes an artwork. But is it more style than substance? The second part of this special feature focuses on two leading local exponents […]

Written by Aden Rolfe. Voiced by Micah Demmert, Clare Redenbach, Waleed Aly. Sound design by Nick van Cuylenburg.


Me and Run Like A Dream

Published 14/02/2012 03:22

In Me and Run Like A Dream, from Melbourne’s Elizabeth Reale, our protagonist gives us a candid first-hand account of the power of animal magnetism — reminding us that sometimes when you place all your bets on love, you can win big.

Written by Elizabeth Reale. Voiced by Prudence Smith, Ange Arabatzis, Jo Case, Tamara Zimet. Sound design by Jon Tjhia.


Weather #3

Published 18/08/2011 03:37

The third and final episode of Thomasin Sleigh’s Weather trilogy. In a world plagued by the sudden absence of its weather forecasters, these unexplained disappearances become absorbed into the minutiae of everyday life. Listen to: Weather #1, Weather #2

Written by Thomasin Sleigh. Voiced by Thomasin Sleigh. Sound design by Miyuki Jokiranta.


Weather #2

Published 31/05/2011 18:53

The second of Thomasin Sleigh’s three part Weather series. In a world mysteriously absent of its meteorologists, people begin to study details of the weather themselves. Listen to: Weather #1, Weather #3

Written by Thomasin Sleigh. Voiced by Thomasin Sleigh. Sound design by Miyuki Jokiranta.


The Sound of Music

Published 30/04/2011 06:27

In a surreal pop renovation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, The Sound Of Music fuses familiar and familial characters as it grapples with who we are, and become, in love. The Sound of Music is taken from Tom Cho’s book Look Who’s Morphing, published by Giramondo.

Written by Tom Cho. Voiced by Tom Cho. Sound design by Jon Tjhia.


Weather #1

Published 30/10/2010 11:42

The first story in a series of three, Weather #1 chronicles a world in which all meteorologists have vanished suddenly and without explanation. See also: Weather #2, Weather #3

Written by Thomasin Sleigh. Voiced by Thomasin Sleigh. Sound design by Miyuki Jokiranta.


Calf Club 1989

Published 20/07/2010 17:47

Played out against a backdrop of pre-teen animal husbandry, Calf Club 1989 is the story of a sister and brother grappling with an unexpected familial revelation.

Written by Rachel O'Neill. Voiced by Jessie Borrelle. Sound design by Jon Tjhia.


The Drowning Man

Published 26/04/2010 05:00

A teacher’s classroom of restless, indifferent students becomes suddenly reliant on his seemingly worthless field study on drowning.

Written by Chris Somerville. Voiced by Jon Tjhia. Sound design by Jon Tjhia.