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Timestorm

The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. Series Producers Dania Ramos (Creator, sh...more

Episodes

  • Season 2 Trailer

    May 07 2020

    The Ventura twins are back! Their new adventures will send them to 3 continents…and 3 centuries. Trailer content written by Dania Ramos and Andrew Siañez-De La O Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Guest musicians: Lara Gonzalez and Christopher White III Series art by Hispanic Legacy Studio Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Alicia Rivas as Atabey Frances Ramos as Janelly Joel D. Arandia as Datu Als...more

  • Bonus: Announcements & Recap

    Apr 30 2020

    Looking forward to season 2 and revisiting season 1. EPISODE CREDITS Written by Dania Ramos and Andrew Siañez-De La O Directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Featured cast: Leilany Figueroa, Claudio Venancio, Orlando Segarra, Alicia Rivas, Jennica Carmona, Walter F. Rodriguez, Joel D. Arandia, Emily Smith Córdoba, Frances Ramos, Jessica Bracken, J. F. Seary, Alexis Pérez, Carlos Ponton, Christine Mariani, A. R. Garcia, Ernio Hernandez, I...more

  • Bonus: Las Maestras

    Mar 10 2020

    A bonus episode featuring moments with women teachers: Celestina Cordero, Lolita Tizol, and Monsi Román’s fictional teacher, Señora Ramirez. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Additional music performed by Aurora Méndez Featured cast: Leilany Figueroa, J. F. Seary, Isabel Pask, Maria Diaz, Liliana Zertuche. Episode art design: Michael Aquino; original image: UnSplash.com/Carli Jeen This bonus is part of the ...more

  • Bonus: Actor Chat with Claudio and Leilany

    Feb 17 2020

    A brief chat with cast members Claudio Venancio (Beni) and Leilany Figueroa (Alexa). Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art photo and design: M. Aquino. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the PRX Google Podcasts creator program. Join our Patreon community and gain access to bonus content! TimestormSeries.com Mailing ...more

  • Bonus: The Heart of Newark

    Nov 27 2019

    Sonia and Janelly perform in the Heart of Newark fundraiser at the Brick City Cafe. The emcee for the event is Josie Nevarez, the mysterious owner of Taíno Comics and Games. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino ”te amo, me amas” written and performed by Isabel Pask ”Talking Spirts” written and performed by Aquino and Deivito ”Blackout” written and performed by J. F. Seary ”This Is Me” written by M. Aquino (guitar); Jess...more

  • Bonus: The Music of Timestorm Season 1

    Nov 07 2019

    Michael Aquino shares how he created the music featured in season 1 of Timestorm. EPISODE CREDITS Script, audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/Gordon Johnson ”In the Timestorm”; “Home”; “Taíno Comics and Games”; “Bell, Locker, Class”; “Into the Timestorm”; “Library Magic”; “Mario’s Pizza”; “The Outside Life”; “Disco!”; ”So Long, and Thanks” written and performed by M. Aquino ”This Is Me” written by Michael A...more

  • Minisode: Thad's Deal

    Oct 24 2019

    Thad makes an admission, a deal, and an offer. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino ”Yo Soy America” written by Deivis Garcia; performed by the United States of Boogaloo; recorded and mixed by Johnny Kray at Kray Studios. Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/Computerizer Philipe AbiYouness as Thad Frances Ramos as Janelly Joel D. Arandia as Datu Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as ...more

  • Minisode: Mysterious Voices

    Oct 10 2019

    The twins do some sleuthing about L. J. Ortega and find a strange clue: secret audio with mysterious voices. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/TinchoFF Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Mysterious Voices ??? Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporatio...more

  • Minisode: This Is Me

    Sep 30 2019

    Several stages of Sonia's songwriting. EPISODE CREDITS Script, audio engineering, sound designer, and music by Michael Aquino Story by Dania Ramos ”This Is Me” written by Michael Aquino (guitar) and Jessica Bracken (vocals) Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Pixabay/efes Jessica Bracken as Sonia Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the PRX ...more

  • Episode 10: Answer the Call

    Sep 19 2019

    A Newark neighborhood unites to get donated goods shipped to Puerto Rico. The Venturas finally hear word about family on the island. EPISODE CREDITS Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O and Dania Ramos; Story by Dania Ramos Directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino ”Yo Soy America” written by Deivis Garcia; performed by the United States of Boogaloo; recorded and mixed by Johnny Kray at Kray Studios Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstoc...more

  • Episode 9: Invisible

    Sep 12 2019

    The Ventura twins travel to 1975 to find an invisible danger at the University of Puerto Rico. They meet Monsi Román, a primary school student visiting the campus for a local science fair when a mysterious illness spreads among the judges. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstock/Anton Khrupin Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Orla...more

  • Episode 8: Changing Times

    Sep 05 2019

    The Ventura twins come to terms with their changing neighborhood, friendships, and lives. The library gets critical help with hurricane relief efforts. EPISODE CREDITS Script by Andrew Siañez-De La O; Story by Dania Ramos Directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image: Shutterstock/MisoNemcek EPISODE CAST Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura J...more

  • Bonus: Consolación by Claudio Brindis de Salas

    Aug 24 2019

    A behind-the-scenes episode about how the Timestorm team recorded violinist Aurora Méndez performing ”Consolación,” which was composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino ”Consolación” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido; performed by Aurora Méndez Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/refat Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud mem...more

  • Episode 7: Broken

    Aug 22 2019

    The Ventura twins travel to Ponce during the turn of the twentieth century to retrieve a broken promise. They meet future educator Lola Tizol and world-renowned violinist Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino ”Consolación” composed by Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido; performed by Aurora Méndez. Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/refat Leilany Figueroa as Ale...more

  • Episode 6: Ordinary Lives

    Aug 15 2019

    The twins struggle to navigate their ordinary lives while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/blambca Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Frances Ramos as Janelly Jessica B...more

  • Episode 5: Torn

    Aug 08 2019

    San Juan, 1838: The twins head to La Fortaleza to confront the Spanish guard officer who has stolen the plea for equality. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/muzon Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Alicia Rivas as Atabey Carlos Ponton as Peña y Ruiz Alexis Pérez as Román J. F. Seary as...more

  • Episode 4: La Maestra

    Aug 08 2019

    In San Juan, 1838, Alexa and Beni must retrieve a plea for equality. They meet Maestra Celestina Cordero who is fighting for supplies for her schoolgirls. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/antoniomas Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Alicia Rivas as Atabey Alexis Pérez as Román J. F. ...more

  • Episode 3: Atabey

    Aug 01 2019

    The twins return to the timestorm ready to join Horacio’s mission. They meet an incorporeal entity that helps them prepare for their first quest. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/Forfunlife Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Hora...more

  • Episode 2: ...Will Change Everything

    Aug 01 2019

    The Venturas learn their family in Puerto Rico will have to brace for a second hurricane in two weeks. Alexa researches about Horacio Méndez in an unlikely place. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Additional audio effects: freesound.org and soundeffectsplus.com Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/skovoroda Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Walter F...more

  • Episode 1: The Storm

    Aug 01 2019

    Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into a timestorm where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. EPISODE CREDITS Written and directed by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Episode art layout: M. Aquino; original image by Shutterstock/Molotok743 Alicia Rivas as Atabey Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as ...more

  • Timestorm Series Trailer

    Jun 19 2019

    The Ventura twins travel through time to preserve Puerto Rico’s true history. Trailer content written by Dania Ramos Audio engineering, sound design, and original music by Michael Aquino Series art by Hispanic Legacy Studio Leilany Figueroa as Alexa Ventura Claudio Venancio as Beni Ventura Jennica Carmona as Clara Ventura Walter F. Rodriguez as Ramiro Ventura Orlando Segarra as Lt. Horacio Méndez Alicia Rivas as Atabey Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX fr...more