project tempest


Welcome to the end of the earth. 


Tempest Bay is a beautiful New Zealand town of stormy climate and folk horror. People come here to feel alive again. But the weather is changing. 


​Tempest Bay exists in novellas, podcasts, and interactive experiences.

We’re building it one step at a time, as an indie studio.

If you’re on your own strange journey, you may find something here.

Rediscover yourself in a time of madness. 

Her Mad Song imagines a world on the cusp of emotional climate change: a profound shift in how our inner lives connect to the places around us.

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"… hauntingly lyrical and delightfully strange .... highly original in tone, concept, and execution .... visceral and evocative imagery."

- Booklife Prize (Publisher's Weekly)

Finalist in the 2019-20 Australasian Horror Awards

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C J Halbard


Author C. J. Halbard lives in Wellington, New Zealand, in a wooden house surrounded by hills and sky.