Timestorm Sends Kids from New Jersey Back in Time
PRESS RELEASE — July 29, 2019
Bloomfield NJ, USA—Cocotazo Media has announced the re-launch date for Timestorm, a fiction podcast about twelve-year-old twins from Newark, New Jersey, who travel through time to preserve Puerto Rico’s true history. The series will re-launch on August 1, 2019. The season trailer is available now at TimestormSeries.com.
In Timestorm, Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. In the twenty-first century, the twins must navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, Alexa and Beni understand what’s at stake for their ancestral homeland. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, the twins do all they can to witness, find, and remember its past.
Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. The series is written by Dania Ramos and features sound design and music by Michael Aquino.
“It’s audio fiction with a mission, a fun kids’ sci-fi show that embeds its Latinx history message in young-adult appropriate adventures,” said Eve Batey of Inside Podcasting.
“Alexa and Beni are New Jersey kids to the core, but they have a genuine curiosity about who and what came before them. While exploring their culture’s past, they start to take ownership over it,” said Dania Ramos, Timestorm series creator, writer, and producer.
“Urgency is a consistent theme in my design. I feel our history has always contained a sense of urgency,” said Michael Aquino, Timestorm sound designer, composer, and producer.
Timestorm was one of six podcasts - out of over 6,000 - selected for the inaugural cohort of the PRX Google Podcasts creator program. The series has also been showcased in live events at WBUR’s CitySpace in Boston and as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival. Check for updates about future events as well as episode resources and transcripts at TimestormSeries.com.
Timestorm features the voices of Leilany Figueroa from Montclair, New Jersey; Claudio Venancio from Rahway, New Jersey; Jennica Carmona from West Orange, New Jersey; Walter F. Rodriguez from Budd Lake, New Jersey; Alicia Rivas from Jersey City, New Jersey; and Orlando Segarra from New York City.
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