HG World is a serial audio drama about humanity coping with the reality, survival and changes brought about by an international-level zombie uprising. Our production incorporates elements of science fiction, black comedy, suspense, action and drama. Our production also contains mature subject mature and explicit language.
This is a casting call for the October 2009 episode.
Deadline: Auditions must be received by noon (EDT) on 10/01/09
Requirements for audition submission:
- Recording quality is important!
- Please record at a moderate sound level and eliminate as much background noise as possible.
- Please record in MONO 44100hz 24-bit (preferred, 16-bit minimum) WAV or MP3 (128kbps)
- Please submit all lines listed with the character audition.
- All recordings should be saved as: "A_(Role Name)_(Line Number)_(ActorName).MP3/WAV
- All e-mails should be titled "Auditions for HG World S0E5" and sent to: email@example.com
AUDITIONS (* indicates profanity in audition)
MAJOR FEMALE ROLES
MINOR FEMALE ROLES
Voice Type/Accent: Bored teenager
BIO: Teenager and part-time cashier
Audition Line 1 - Would you like a Auggie's Club Card? With it you will save 25% off your first purchase and ten percent off every purchase you make. With every hundred dollars you get an additional 1% off your purchases or 1% cashback at the end of the year.
MAJOR MALE ROLES
MINOR MALE ROLES
BIO: The Mayor's son (this is important later on). He's a budding MBA who hoped to follow his dad into the upper tier of HG World management. However, his only real skill in the post-uprising is as a security officer. He's a bit arrogant, but likes to think of himself as a blue collar guy on a white collar budget. He is likable, but has a tendency to lie or otherwise circumvent authority.
Audition Line 1 - We went to the Bill Engvall concert last summer and they had this great tailgate thing going on before the show. Murphy and I took the Hummer3 up there, so we were sitting out in the lot roasting weeners and talking to the folks. It was cool.
Audition Line 2 - I like Skynyrd as much as the next guy, but do ya HAVE to yell like an idiot EVERY time you hear Freebird come on the radio? Seriously?
Audition Line 3 - You know what shows could use a makeover? Hee-Haw. I'm thinking a Southern Fried Saturday Night Live. Huh? Huh? You like that? Oh yeah.
BIO: Blue-collar worker. A little hyper, hysterical and anxious to get out of HG World. He has an ex-wife, but no other family to worry about. He has a crush on Regina.
Additional Notes: Krantz will appear in Season 1's Feb-April episodes as well.
Audition Line 1 - You know what I like? Lap dancers who make eye contact. I can't abide by the ones who just get in there, do their job and go. You're paying good money, right? I wanna see some love, some sparkle in them peepers. I like good teeth, too.
Audition Line 2 - Look, I don't care who you are. If Paxton's down fifteen points in the pool, you may as well just blow off the rest of the season. Y'know? I put ten large down on Hoyt Wilson one year...I must've been drinking. He placed 44th out of 49 in the pool. I came out of that with enough money left to buy either a box of shells for my shotgun or a bottle of booze.
BIO: Harris is the yin to Jeb's yang. A former professional wrestler, Harris left the regional circuit and was raising a family as a security guard. He found himself, his wife and son in Wishwell during the uprising and is now a low-profile Constable who downplays his celebrity and really just works to keep his family in a nice shelter with food and freedom. He has the voice of a blue-collar southern man (not redneck, think Sawyer from Lost, perhaps) His priority is family above all else, but this desire will be challenged in the second and third episodes.
Additional Notes: Minor/short-run (maybe long-term)
Audition Line 1 - Seriously, there's no good reason to go out there unless we've got a plan to take back the valley or somebody else comes up with one.
Audition Line 2 - I understand, ma'am, but you cannot light an open fire in here. If your cats knock that over, you'll burn the entire stack down. If you take it out to the gardens, you can cook up all you want, okay?
Audition Line 3 - Jeb, you make a loud noise, but I've broken bigger things than you in half just for the practice. You so much as get within spitting distance of my family and I'll make sure you ride out your days in a fucking chair.
Name: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guy
Age: Immaterial – feel free to experiment
Voice Type/Accent: Robotic bureaucrat reading a script.
BIO: CDC bureaucrat. Voice of authority. Standard issue, by-the-book government toadie.
Audition Line 1 - Be courteous, kind and forgiving. Be gentle and peaceful each day. Be warm and human and grateful. And have a good thing to say.
Name: ARMED ROBBER (1 role still open)
BIO: Both robbers are suburban warriors, trophy-gun owners who practice at Cabella's and hunt from comfy chairs up in trees. They like antiquing, talking about their ordeals buying expensive things and think the world is there for their consumption.
Audition Line 1 - I was in line at the bank for over three hours on Saturday. When I got up to the teller, I asked her why it was I had to come in with my bonus check when everything else had to be deposited electronically. I have a special machine in my office that scans checks directly to my web account, but somehow, this check didn't scan, so this itty-bitty girl from Bombay or Kookamunga or wherever, tells me (mocking foreign accent) "Oh, your check is over $5,000 so our security has to have you come in so we can verify the check is real." (reg voice) I guess they bank doesn't see too many of those, huh?
Voice Type/Accent: 16 year old kid with a scratchy voice
Audition Line 1 - I think Colin Baker never really got a chance to grow into his role as The Doctor. I blame the writers. His Big Finish audio adventures are just awesome.
Voice Type/Accent: Teenager with a low, bouncy voice
Audition Line 1 - And then, this guy comes out of the closet with this big axe and he's all like "I'm gonna kill you!!" and these girls are all like "AHHHHH!" and he's all like "NOM NOM NOM!!!" and these girls are all running around in panties and bras like it's the Victoria's Secret Massacre. It was AWESOME.