“Ten people are locked into a space together. We don’t know where they are or if they will be able to get out, but the answers must be somewhere on these tapes.”
The Deca Tapes is a found-footage mystery audio drama podcast with psychological thriller and science fiction elements. It is multi-award winning, including two Lovie Awards for best scripted podcast, and was nominated for a Webby as Best Scripted Podcast. It was named best speculative fiction 2019 by The AV Club and best fiction podcast of 2019 by Discover Pods.
Mysterious tapes have been delivered to a news outlet and soon grip the nation. The recordings document the life of ten people, who appear to be trapped in an unknown location. Each person has a set of strict instructions they must follow, and they each play a different role – The Cleaner, The Cook, The Teacher. Unaware of the strangeness of their life, they record daily diaries, giving us a glimpse of their confined existence. It quickly becomes clear that something is very, very wrong.
How did they get there? Perhaps importantly, why are they there? Only one thing is certain: we were never meant to hear The Deca Tapes.
Written and Directed by Lex Noteboom
Produced by Lex Noteboom