Fire Pockets

A friendly guy who’s stuck in a strange apocalypse records his hilarious attempts to make contact with other people and put the world back to how it used to be—but he’s impressively bad at making friends and ridiculously accident-prone on a grand scale.

In this cinematically sound designed, “found footage” style podcast, Danny Vanderwilks takes us wherever he goes like a heroic wartime journalist mixed with a fumbling sports commentator, on a self-imposed mission to fix the world and make friends—or be humiliated and die horribly.

Danny has theories about what the FIRE POCKETS are. Do you?

  • Michael Ryan Hahn
  • Michael Ryan Hahn
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Comedy, podcast, adventure, mystery, action, series, audio fiction
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Student Project:
Artist Biography

Michael won a ScreenCraft competition that led to development with Bad Robot. His brand is Adventurous Underdogs Fighting Monsters. He's a 3x ScreenCraft Finalist, and has 18 other accolades from major screenwriting competitions, including AFF and Final Draft Big Break. As a director, he won Best Feature at GenCon and Best Director at BAFF for his micro-budget, wild sci-fi comedy action feature, ALIEN THEORY, which was shot with a diverse ensemble cast in 40 locations across 3 states on a budget of just $25K.

Known as a fast problem-solver, his stories weave exciting action with humor and heart, in any genre, with complicated villains -- probably because of his upbringing. He comes from a big ol' raucous family, and he survived a shockingly bruising (but not altogether unfun) cadre of violently delinquent Boy Scouts to become an Eagle Scout. He's great at fight scenes.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Elisabeth Meurer. He's also writing an original fantasy novel series about a forbidden wedding that causes a war, and creating a scripted comedy podcast about a fiercely affable apocalypse survivor who crosses the wrong psychos. He will co-direct an original sci-fi adventure/thriller feature with Elisabeth in spring of '24. In his spare time, he designs custom habitats for cats.*

*The habitats are highly popular with the cats.

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