Join The Rez
The Rez is a sci-fi podcast adventure for 9–11 year-olds also told through a comic book and a game-based website.
Set in a future where happiness is just another download, our young heroes start to wonder what’s missing in their ‘perfect’ lives, and reach back to today’s children for help building meaningful relationships and defeating an AI that wants to keep them under its control.
The current UK Comic Book laureate Hannah Berry developed a story that is wild, silly, and exciting alongside a team of ace writers and psychologists, including Robin Banerjee, Professor of Kindness (yes, there is such a thing). The series also features the voices of children offering advice to our heroes taken from workshops and interview sessions from across the UK.
Recorded during the lockdown of the spring of 2020, the 5 x 30 mins audio series of The Rez is produced and awaiting distribution. Its release will be accompanied by a 20,000-copy print run of the comic and the full launch of this website where children will contribute to the series and play games (with some resilience, wellbeing and pro-social messages built in).
The Rez is led by APA Gold award winning drama producer Lance Dann, podcasting and youth media expert Dr. Martin Spinelli, and comic book guru Tim Pilcher.
More coming to JoinTheRez.com very soon....