It all starts somewhere...
"We embrace the concept of being a Nerd. We are nerds ourselves. For example, we know Han shot first and will complain until we're blue in the face that Lucas should release the original theatrical cuts of Star Wars. We want Firefly back more than anything. We find solace in a retro video game console sincerely and without a single trace of hipster irony. In terms of being nerds, we are the real deal. Welcome to Castwave Studios. It's Entertainment for Nerds, by Nerds."
- Sean Holmes, Co-founder
- Sean Holmes, Co-founder
In 2009, longtime friends Justin Eisenstadt and Colin Caccamise started a show called "Boldly Going Nowhere". It was a podcast that discussed the minutia of the twenty-something life. Music, film and the general stupidity of mankind were the popular topics in their first year. After a while, they discussed more and more diverse topics and changed their format up (multiple times). They started going out and checking events in the local area and interviewed more interesting people as time went on.
Enter Sean Holmes. Sean and Colin were college friends, who met via Frederick Community College's Digital Media program. Sean brought a fresh new sense of humor, as well as tech and insane attention to detail (in audio edits) that was lacking in the early episodes. Sean moonlighted as a host on BGN, as well as his own show B & S Reviews, with his childhood friend Benjamin Price II. They had a similar format to BGN, but with a far different approach that worked well with their style of comedy.
Eventually, Sean had the idea to combine efforts and bring the shows together and create something more than a few podcasts. He envisioned a studio where local artists could pool their resources and create more than just audio content. He thought about assisting those who wanted to create, but didn’t have the means or inspiration to. Thus, Castwave Studios was created soon after.
Soon after the two shows merged as a studio, they opened a new segment called "BGN Correspondence", which was series of short reviews and sketches cultivated into introducing more content to the website. Out of this show came two segments in particular, One Drunk Geek and The SynapZe Reviews, One Drunk Geek became its own webcast hosted by Brian Massey, whereas The SynapZe Reviews... was a testing ground for Jordan Hazelwood's work on the Film.Lovables/Castwave joint Geek Criteek. Both shows have now become staples of Castwave on YouTube.
With all this that happened in only three years, we're still on the lookout for new talent, new shows and new guests to host! As we grow bigger, we still are looking for more local contributors to discuss things across the geek spectrum. If you are ever interested in releasing material under the Castwave banner, you can contact us and we can help produce/promote your material!
Castwave Studios, it's entertainment for nerds, by nerds.