We're entering another phase in our project and have a need for voice actors. Though we don't have a budget, we have been getting some media coverage since we've been collaborating with speedskaters and musicians:
The story is about a brash speedskater who's challenged by returning to competition if he trains a high-functioning autistic who's struggling to get into a pre-Olympic speedskating program.
The video pitch for the project can be seen here:
AUDITION DEADLINE: May 17th
Recording and Contact information - please send audition files and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Record in MP3 or WAV
-Save the lines as "charactername_yourname_linenumber.mp3" (ex: Eric_BilllyJohnson_01.mp3)
-Send your auditions to email@example.com
Key Traits: Confident, competitive, impatient, and arrogant at times.
Audition line 1: "Your lean was too great. That made your boot touch the ice and the blade lift. That's called 'booting out' and the result is you bangin' the pads."
Audition line 2: "I knew this girl once. Man, I loved her. I remember seeing her when I was a junior. We were in the same classes that year."
Key Traits: Thoughtful, nervous, naïve, impulsive, can't look people in the eye, struggles at starting a conversation. Don't do a "Rain Man" please!
Audition line 1: "It's like -- um, pushing weights with my legs. Never realized a sheet of ice is like steel."
Audition line 2: "We don't think about being afraid. Um, we think about the thrill of being self-propelled on ice-paved streets with no name."
Key Traits: Confident, competitive, shallow, and arrogant.
Audition line 1: "That's it, just 'Eric?' Like 'Madonna' or 'Sting?'"
Audition line 2: "This isn't for you. You're just inline, and then some. Go home."
Key Traits: Confident and competitive.
Audition line 1: "Stop it with the silent treatment, it's annoying already."
Audition line 2: "Well, at least she's attractive enough to take to a party."
Key Traits: More "follows" the crowd, than anything.
Audition line 1: "Inline? Great, we have another 'whip' grad."
Audition line 2: "Hey, Did you know speed skating is the fastest non-mechanized sport?" (He's trying to impress a girl, but it isn't impressive)
Key Traits: Confident, determined, efficient, and fair
Audition line 1: "If you back out of your commitment, you'll have no more allies. Not here. Not Salt Lake, either."
Audition line 2: "Well, he's done a few meets here and there. Nothing big. All regional stuff."
Key Traits: Grouchy at times, busy, protective, loving on the inside
Audition line 1: "Do you get scared out there? I mean, afraid you're gonna get sliced by a blade or not make a turn in time?"
Audition line 2: "Poor Kayla nothing. That girl has more miles on her than a used Michelin."
Key Traits: Manipulative and cunning
Audition line 1: "Shhh. Close your eyes, okay? Think about countin' to a hundred."
Audition line 2: "You're a disgraced athlete! Nobody wants anything to do with you! I'm the best you'll ever get!"
Key Traits: Confident, competitive, but caring with hint of nervousness at times
Audition line 1: "I know it's a little late, but we all signed a card for you."
Audition line 2: "My dad fidgets with things, even his fingernails. He gets nervous."
Key Traits: Big sister of the group. No-nonsense.
Audition line 1: "I'm 'drafting' at this point. It's an aerodynamic maneuver to reduce the air I'm pushing through."
Audition line 2: "Oh, please tell me you're not gonna join these juveniles?"
Other than this, we'll try to arrange something where you can communicate with elite speedskaters so you can get a sense for what it's like. Sorry, it won't be Apolo Ohno or Katherine Reutter. :(