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About The Series

The Phoenix Files: Audio Dramas


Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage are delighted that our 3-part, 9 hour audio drama adaptation of Chris Morphew’s best-selling Australian young adult series, The Phoenix Files is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and from our store. We are honoured to have a cast of 42 phenomenal actors, including BAFTA nominee and Doctor Who star Paul McGann, Chaser member Andrew Hansen, Radio and Australian theatre icons Kurt Phelan and Stephen Mahy. For more details about our exciting cast, check out the "CAST" below. 

The Phoenix Files: Man in the Shadows:

As soon as Luke touches down in Phoenix, he knows that something's not right. The brand-new town is supposed to be a paradise, but it's not long before the cracks begin to show: malfunctioning phone lines, restrictions on car use, and a private security detail instead of a police force. Luke along with his friends Peter, and Jordan uncover the true reason for the town's existence - a secret that means Phoenix is suddenly both the safest and most dangerous place on Earth. Someone in Phoenix is plotting to wipe out the human race. And the clock is already ticking.



The Phoenix Files: Blood in the Ashes:

Things are getting bad in Phoenix. Luke’s dad is trapped on the outside and cut off from all contact. Jordan is having frightening visions of things that haven’t happened yet. And Peter is slowly losing his grip on reality - and his temper. But the worst is yet to come. All three are being tracked by an enemy who could paralyse them at any moment. And deep under Phoenix, they will uncover a secret that changes everything... 


The Phoenix Files: Life in the Flames:

The Phoenix Files franchise concludes in this exhilarating race to the end of the world. The apocalypse is coming right on schedule, and Luke and Jordan are running out of options. As the Shackleton Building becomes a prison, the last free people in Phoenix are forced into hiding. Meanwhile, Peter is spiralling out of control. Can Jordan find a way to save Luke's life, or is history doomed to repeat itself? With only days until Tabitha is released, Phoenix's biggest secrets are yet to be revealed. Whatever happens next, the world as they know it is coming to an end.

 “It's exciting (and more than a bit surreal!) to hear the Phoenix Files series come to life in this new way. It's a huge production with some fantastic casting and a really cool score. Paul McGann's Shackleton is just phenomenal! I hope my readers love these new audio dramas – and that this new medium opens up the door to new fans as well!”

- Chris Morphew (series author) 

The Phoenix Files: Man in the Shadows, The Phoenix Files: Blood in the Ashes and The Phoenix Files: Life in the Flames can be purchased now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play or directly from our store. Accompanying the three releases is a soundtrack album featuring Sean Braithwaite's original score.


“It’s such an honour to be able to work with this great series. While it is a young adult series it has elements that will certainly capture everyone’s hearts and imaginations, no matter how old. The story and characters that Chris [Morphew] has created are exquisite. I love The Phoenix Files and I can’t wait to share our version with the world in this exciting medium.” 

- Benjamin Maio Mackay (Director/Producer)

Preachrs Productions has brought audiences critically acclaimed entertainment since 2010; including a live audio drama adaptation of Matthew Reilly’s Ice Station and a national tour of Great Detectives from 2015-2018. The company is best known, however for producing the chat show podcast, Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!, which has amassed hundreds of millions of downloads  and has featured some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars. 


The Phoenix Files

by Chris Morphew


Adapted, Directed, Produced & Edited by Benjamin Maio Mackay


Original Score by Sean Braithwaite 



Julia Sciacca as Jordan Burke

Benjamin Maio Mackay as Luke Hunter

Sebastian Cooper as Peter Weir

Ben Sorensen as Jack Hunter

Kurt Phelan as Mike

Stephen Mahy as Brian Weir


Andrew Hansen

as Aaron Ketterely



Paul McGann

as Noah Shackleton 

Also Starring:

Joshua Mensch as Officer Reeve

Steve Parker as Bruce Calvin

Michelle Nightingale as Emily Hunter

Lesley Reed as Louisa Hawking/Ms Pryor
James McCluskey-Garcia as Crazy Bill

and Edmund Pegge as Dr Robert Montag

And Featuring:

Georgia Stockham as Kara

Aaron Broomhall as Soren

Kate Owen as Amy

Christine Pearsall as Cathryn Hawking

Ellis Dolan as Tank

Jennifer Barry as Georgia Burke/Ms Benson
Mary Rose Angley as Victoria Galton/Katie Reeve

Issy Darwent as Lauren

Sebastien Skubala as Jeremy 

Melanie Remen as Jess Weir

Peta Shannon as Samara Burke/Mrs Stapleton

Myles Teakle as Abraham Burke/Officer Webb

Christophe Pasquier as Officer Lazarro/Mr Larson

James Edwards as Officer Cook/Mr Hanger

Sean Braithwaite as Officer Hamilton

Vincent Donato as Arthur Van Pelt/Officer Cohen
Chris Bullen as Officer Miller

James Whitrow as Offer Barnett

Special Thanks to:

Ed Amatrudo, Will Smith, Hugh Fraser, Stuart Milligan, Chris Morphew, Eden Trebilco, Nick Kennet, Erin Wimshurst and Mark Mackay

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