Jeffrey Nils Gardner

Audio Producer/Director/Artist

“Does any of this sound familiar?  Series co-creator and director Jeffrey Gardner maneuvers his characters like chessmen through sound engineer Ryan Schile’s eerie echoing soundscapes spiked with dramatic stabs…in the end, this futuristic but decadent corporate fascist society resembles a mere perverted extension of our own, suggesting that we urgently should check our present heading for needed corrections.  Enjoy intriguing speculative sci-fi…”

-Captain Radio, “Radio Drama Revival: Episode 257“

"But the true standouts of the cast were Foley artists Jeffrey Gardner and Ele Matelan. Foley is a technique generally used in film post-production today, but it was originally developed for radio dramas, in which sound effects are added after shooting to enhance the scene. Gardner and Matelan practiced Foley in real-time, mimicking footsteps, explosions, walkie-talkies and more, to alternately creepy and hilarious effects. Their contributions alone are worth the price of admission."

 

-Miami Huricane, "Deathscribe: Miami’ spooks audiences with audio-based twist"

“Clayton Faits’ script crackles and pops with hard-boiled dialogue….It’s a fast-paced and often-funny slice of pastiche that, while part of the ongoing serial, still works just fine as a stand-alone story. Jeffrey Gardner’s direction brings out just enough self-aware wink-and-a-nod moments to let us in on the jokes without belaboring them.

-Chicago Tribune, “Our Fair City: The Live Episode”

“…as I listened to two further episodes, I became aware of another aspect of the serial that sets it apart from its rivals — the quality of its writing.  To produce a series week in week out, and keep the plot going is no mean feat; but to take as much delight in language as the writers of this series obviously do is something quite unique.  Words are provided as much for their sound as their sense: the actors have great fun pronouncing polysyllabic nouns, taking cared to enunciate each syllable as if it were a tasty linguistic morsel.  Credit must be paid to the entire cast…The fact that they can produce a series so uniformly well written is testament to their abilities.  Long may it continue!

-Radio Drama Reviews, “Return to Our Fair City”