Mixtales is breaking onto the airwaves this week! Our first feature-length audio fiction piece, “Alex,” airs February 24th on Radiotopia's award-winning podcast, The Heart, as the second instalment of their newest mini-season, “Ghost.”
“Alex” opens with the thoughts of leading man, Carter, as he wallows in the memories of his past love, Alex. Carter is jolted out of his head by the arrival of his date, Frankie. Throughout the date Frankie struggles to connect with Carter while inadvertently triggering memories of Alex. As the past blends with the present, the characters are forced to confront their fragile relationships with love and memory.
“We tried to step away from the conventional boy-meets-girl narrative in favour of a queer love story,” says producer Michelle Macklem. “That queerness is mirrored in our sound design, which we use to explore the peculiarity of human connection and memory.”
"Alex" is only the beginning for Mixtales. We're already working on some exciting projects to be released in the near future, so make sure to check back soon!