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Hell, California: An Anthology Crime Show

Hell, California: An Anthology Crime Show

By Christian Elder
Hell, California is a hardboiled crime fiction podcast anthology series. It takes place in a mysterious, mythical California border town called Hell. Every episode is an original standalone story in the noir genre; they are morality tales about greed, lust and murder. It was created by Christian Elder and developed in March 2020 by a team of six writers who formed an online TV writers’ room during the pandemic. IG: @hellcalifornia Twitter: @HellCalifornia | linktr.ee/hellcalifornia
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Hell.exe: Part 3 | Episode 7 | Written By Christian Martin
Javi follows the hackers to a high school party where things escalate quickly. When he pushes too far, what remains of his normal life quickly crashes down around him. But he might have one last chance to stop the ultimate hack. Actors: Humberto LePelch, Nicky Endres, Kris Robinson, Rachanee Lumanyo, Suziey Block, Jason Toennis, Chris Schuchert, Paul Sonnier Jr., Zena Reeder and Cynthia San Luis
28:28
October 15, 2021
Hell.exe: Part 2 | Episode 7 | Written By Christian Martin
After Javi's computer is hacked and sensitive private information is leaked to friends and acquaintances, he becomes an instant pariah. Vowing to give the hackers a taste of their own medicine, Javi reluctantly seeks advice from his hacker ex-girfriend Estrella. Actors: Humberto LePelch, Nicky Endres, Kris Robinson, Rachanee Lumanyo, Suziey Block, Jason Toennis, Chris Schuchert, Paul Sonnier Jr., Zena Reeder and Cynthia San Luis
28:34
October 05, 2021
Hell.exe: Part 1 | Episode 7 | Written By Christian Martin
Javi Castelo, a 20-something slacker obsessed with online conspiracy theories, gets called in to substitute at Hell High School after a teacher was murdered the night before - and clashes with a group of cocky teenagers. Actors: Humberto LePelch, Nicky Endres, Kris Robinson, Rachanee Lumanyo, Suziey Block, Jason Toennis, Chris Schuchert, Paul Sonnier Jr., Zena Reeder and Cynthia San Luis
24:02
September 25, 2021
A Message To Our Fans
Thank you for your support. We are on hiatus this week. We will return with a brand new episode installment next week. See you then!
05:20
September 18, 2021
The Palindrome Killers: Part 3 | Episode 6 | Written By Christian Elder
Wanted for murder and dubbed "The Palindrome Killers" by the local news, Lorca contacts Dom ("The Taxman") for help. He instructs Ram and Lorca on how they can leave the country and escape into Mexico on his yacht. Their journey leads them to Hell County where they're set to meet Dom at the Shell on the Beach Hotel. But the mysterious briefcase in their possession always presents an obstacle toward freedom. Actors: Clarissa Thibeaux, C.J. Lindsey, Ashutosh Sharma, Michael Paul King, Mark Chandler Bailey, Paul Lauden, Jason Avalos, and Carissa Rhea
30:37
September 11, 2021
The Palindrome Killers: Part 2 | Episode 6 | Written By Christian Elder
Fearing Yorique may still be after them, Ram and Lorca lay low at Yvonne's tattoo parlor Tattoo & Destroy. But Yorique is a persistent hunter. He returns to his hotel, cleans up and doggedly follows up on a clue that leads to their location. Actors: Clarissa Thibeaux, C.J. Lindsey, Ashutosh Sharma, Michael Paul King, Mark Chandler Bailey, Cynthia San Luis, Paul Lauden, Jason Avalos, Carissa Rhea and Lila Mensing
28:34
September 03, 2021
The Palindrome Killers: Part 1 | Episode 6 | Written By Christian Elder
After a bloody shootout at a revival movie theater, Ram the film projectionist recovers a mysterious briefcase with mystical contents. Yorique arrives the following night, a man dispatched to return the case to his handlers. Ram goes on a date with a beautiful, yet snooty girl named Lorca, he met through the dating app Palindrome. Desperate to impress her, Ram decides to show her the briefcase. Actors: Clarissa Thibeaux, C.J. Lindsey, Ashutosh Sharma, Michael Paul King, Mark Chandler Bailey, Cynthia San Luis, Paul Lauden, Jason Avalos, Humberto Le Pelch, Carissa Rhea and Lila Mensing
31:44
August 26, 2021
The Triumph: Part 3 | Episode 5 | Written By Jimmy Hurt
After connecting at at the bar, Jorge and George face their familiar demons. Having completed her Triumph, The Woman meets her new boss, and his childhood friends. George experiences a wild fever dream, and shares tacos and Old Castle Red with Jorge at the beach. They make their decision about the future. Actors: Adam Sartain, Humberto Le Pelch, Rachanee Lamayno, Mark Chandler Bailey, Alberto Mojo Pena and Paul Lauden
28:20
August 19, 2021
The Triumph: Part 2 | Episode 5 | Written By Jimmy Hurt
Jorge is the ears and George the eyes as they fumble around The Vineyard of Whispers. George watches a play. The Woman is presented with a riddle, and learns the meaning of a triumph. The work leads everyone to the Bar Styx, where guilty secrets could derail the case. Actors: Adam Sartain, Humberto Le Pelch, Rachanee Lamayno, Mark Chandler Bailey, Glenn Taranto, Kennedy Kabasares, Chrissy Bergeron, Alberto Mojo Pena and Paul Lauden
29:59
August 12, 2021
The Triumph: Part 1 | Episode 5 | Written By Jimmy Hurt
George Hayward is a case worker for Hell's mysterious Bureau of Investigations. Jorge Castillo is his newly assigned partner on loan from Mexico. Family and corruption bind them together as they're assigned to track down a smuggling ring operating out of The Vineyard of Whispers, Hell's famed winery. Actors: Adam Sartain, Humberto Le Pelch, Rachanee Lamayno, Mark Chandler Bailey, Glenn Taranto, Kennedy Kabasares, Chrissy Bergeron, Alberto Mojo Pena, Julian Jordan and Paul Lauden
26:45
August 05, 2021
Phoenix: Part 3 | Episode 4 | Written By Raleigh Tomasi & Ryan Thomas Riddle and Christian Elder
In the aftermath of the police raid on The Red Horn, Tru and Bridger have come face-to-face unexpectedly. She soon comes to rely on his expertise in her dogged desire to know the real cause behind the Debonair car fires. Ralph Marsden comes to Hell for a meeting with Mayor O' Hara and something is definitely not right in Denmark. Actors: Jessica Mathews, Jeremy Luke, Walter Cox, Michael King, Kevin Jackson, Frank Miles, Clarissa Thibeaux, James Evert Jones, Paddy Connor, Suziey Block, Paul Lauden and Anna Sahlstrom.
31:22
July 29, 2021
Phoenix: Part 2 | Episode 4 | Written By Raleigh Tomasi & Ryan Thomas Riddle and Christian Elder
Tru and Owens follow up on Jonathan Ivey's death in the Debonair car fire. They round the bases, interviewing Lou Welby the plant manager, Jon's family and a senior foreman. Meanwhile a mysterious man, Wesley Bridger, is contracted to retrieve a certain package. Actors: Jessica Mathews, Jeremy Luke, Walter Cox, Michael King, Kevin Jackson, Frank Miles, Clarissa Thibeaux, James Evert Jones, Paddy Connor, Suziey Block, Lance Daniel, Paul Lauden, Anna Sahlstrom and Derrick Iloni.
34:17
July 22, 2021
Phoenix: Part 1 | Episode 4 | Written By Raleigh Tomasi & Ryan Thomas Riddle and Christian Elder
The 1954 Phoenix Debonair is advertised as the vanguard in automotive design. Unfortunately, an apparent engine failure leads to a recall. Audrey Truman AKA “Tru” a reporter for a small town newspaper stumbles across a troubling clue behind the latest incident. She is paired with an arrogant colleague named Frank Owens to further investigate the story. Actors: Jessica Mathews, Jeremy Luke, Walter Cox, C.J. Lindsey, Michael King, Kevin Jackson, Frank Miles, James Evert Jones, Paddy Connor, Suziey Block, Lance Daniel, Paul Lauden, Anna Sahlstrom and Derrick Iloni.
25:17
July 15, 2021
Hell on the Beach: Part 3 | Episode 3 | Written By Sara O'Reilly & Jeremy Foley
Rosa and her rag-tag team go after the biggest score of their lives. Everything seems to be going according to plan… but whose plan is the question? When a sinister motivation is revealed, will Rosa and Hugo make their escape from Hell, or will they lose each other forever? Actors: Tiffany Solano, Jason Turnage, Michael King, Galen Howard, Suziey Block, Rachanee Lumayno, Kennon Raines, Paddy Connor, James Betterton and Alberto Mojo Pena
33:08
July 08, 2021
Hell on the Beach: Part 2 | Episode 3 | Written By Sara O'Reilly & Jeremy Foley
Rosa is enlisted to pull off a heist, but the mark is someone with a dark connection to her past. Against her better judgement, Rosa agrees - it's a score too good to ignore and would get her out of the game for good. So the con is on. Actors: Tiffany Solano, Jason Turnage, Michael King, Galen Howard, Suziey Block, Rachanee Lumayno, Kennon Raines, Paddy Connor, James Betterton, Alberto Mojo Pena.
22:47
July 01, 2021
Hell on the Beach: Part 1 | Episode 3 | Written By Sara O'Reilly & Jeremy Foley
At the infamous Shell On The Beach Hotel, a young mother, Rosa, runs a small-time confidence scam with her dim accomplice in order to scrounge up enough cash to get her son into a better life. But when her latest blackmail attempt backfires, she's confronted by her victim's shrewd wife who presents her with an opportunity. Actors: Tiffany Solano, Jason Turnage, Michael King, Galen Howard, Suziey Block, Rachanee Lumayno and Kennon Raines.
22:36
June 24, 2021
Orpheus: Part 3 | Episode 2 | Written By Ryan Thomas Riddle
Erik is dead. A high, grief-stricken Omar must play one final performance before confronting the man responsible for Erik’s murder. A deadly man from Omar’s criminal past. But Omar is about to find out that absolution doesn’t come easy in Hell.
27:28
June 17, 2021
Orpheus: Part 2 | Episode 2 | Written By Ryan Thomas Riddle
Hotel Calliope. The last refuge for the lost and downtrodden of Hell’s population, and Omar’s chance at finding Erik. But he finds more than he bargains for as he gets mixed up once again in muder, drugs, and perverse sexual desires.
19:57
June 10, 2021
Orpheus: Part 1 I Episode 2 | Written By Ryan Thomas Riddle
Omar Rodrigues was once, a hot local jazz musician. Drugs screwed his chances at stardom. He’s come back to Hell to play a one-night performance — his last chance at a comeback. But he can’t stop dwelling on his former lover Erik… or his criminal past. Will he risk his sobriety and seek Erik out? Actors: Giovanni Tejada, Antonio Salinas, Richard Tanner, Georgina Okon, Jason Turnage, Adam Sartain, Joshua Russell and Ed Gonzalez.
27:36
June 03, 2021
Waiting for Bardot: Part 3 | Episode 1 | Written By Christian Elder
Vicki begins to develop romantic feelings for Bardot and Hector starts to doubt her resolve. They turn in their case to Brimstone National insurance, but Hector wants to see if he can get the police to reopen the case. Vicki must choose between her partner and her feelings for Bardot. Actors: Georgina Okon, Alberto Mojo Pena, Rachanee Lumayno, Mark Chandler Bailey, John Wu, Paul Kelly, Jessica Mathews and Veronica Kelly.
27:30
May 27, 2021
Waiting for Bardot: Part 2 | Episode 1 | Written By Christian Elder
Hector puts in some footwork questioning webcam king Billy Hill "The Hillbilly." Vicki balances the Hermes case and her troubled relationship with her 15-year-old son Andre. Vicki comes up with a plan to get closer to Bardot by staging an accident and has a crucial revelation about the events surrounding the murder. Actors: Georgina Okon, Alberto Mojo Pena, Rachanee Lumayno, Mark Chandler Bailey, Paul Kelly, Jessica Mathews and Veronica Kelly.
25:41
May 20, 2021
Waiting for Bardot: Part 1 | Episode 1 | Written By Christian Elder
Vicki Klain, a private investigator, hired by the insurance company Brimstone National, teams up with her loyal partner Hector Morales. They cautiously gather evidence on Bardot Hermes, a former webcam model about to hit a big insurance settlement after the death of her husband, a cosmetic surgeon and a notorious necrophiliac. Actors: Georgina Okon, Alberto Mojo Pena, Rachanee Lumayno, Jason Turnage, Jessica Mathews, John Wu and Jerel Taylor.
22:29
May 13, 2021