I've been asked to put together 2 promotional pieces for an e-fed, to be broadcast on a free podcast towards the middle of next week. There are 3 lengthier parts and 2 one line roles, but all told nothing too lengthy so it should fit right in to a busy schedule.
Title: Blue Moon
Deadline: Auditions need to be no later than 8am British Summer Time/Midnight Pacific on Friday 25th May, with the full scripts being sent out early that evening. The lines will need to reach me before 5pm (9am Pacific) on May 28th, so please only audition if you can get the lines recorded this weekend (as a note, Benson and Buckley have 9 lines each).
Bill Buckley – Early 40s, a slight Southern US accent. He’s a veteran of broadcasting, having started as a runner before getting some gigs presenting the weather and ultimately ending up commentating in wrestling. A play-by-play man he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of pro wrestling, a storyteller with no real ego. His delivery is smooth and pithy.
BUCKLEY: I can hardly hear myself think! RYAN!! HE’S GOING FOR IT.....YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...HUMILITY BOMB! HUMILITYBOMB! HUMILITY BOMB Worthington hits the mat! NEW CHAMPION..AFTER ALL THIS? OMHYGAWD!
BUCKLEY: Sammy we’re in the midst of a show here! Too much dead air and we’re...
Sammy Benson – Late 30s, this quick-witted, laidback and sarcastic commentator started his wrestling career as a manager before becoming the color-commentator on CSWA Primetime. He has a preference for heels, loving every moment someone one-ups the good guys, such as when Manuel Juarez refused to count the pin that would have made GUNS champion. Always quick with a quip, he’s laid back and a strong contrast for Bill Buckley.
BENSON: Buckley, I pray that’s your hand on my leg and not...my own.
BENSON: What was that? Did I just hear something snap?
Hornet – A living legend in professional wrestling, the line for this project is taken from 1995, when Hornet was 27. A never-say-die attitude brought Hornet fame, fortune, and the devotion of the CSWA faithful. He was the man who unified the world titles into the Unified Title. In the match this line comes from, he’d been battered inside a steel cage by long-time rival, Mark Windham in a two out of three falls match. From Greensboro, North Carolina, his voice is smooth and forceful, tired because of the match but with a resilience and sense of knowing and cunning as he’s planned the next move to win the match.
HORNET: I know of only one way to get rid of darkness. And that's with a little bit of light. Hit it Marvin!
Manuel Juarez – A Cuban/Spanish referee, this little guy’s line comes from a match between two of the biggest names in CSWA in 1995. The story is that he’s refusing to count the pinfall, and when GUNS (babyface) admonishes him and grabs his shirt, Juarez claims he “No [speak] English!” despite being fluent. In this line I see him as fearful and greedy, having been paid off. He’s also very excitable. Feel free to go crazy with this line!
LINE (Buckley and Benson’s lines to give a bit of background):
BILL BUCKLEY: Mark Windham's face and chest is covered in blood, he's out of it! GUNS with the cover, MYGAWD he's going to do it!!!!!! GUNS makes the cover........but Juarez isn't counting the pin!!! What in the world!! Referee Manuel Juarez is not counting the pin!!
SAMMY BENSON: YESSSSSSSSSS!!!
BILL BUCKLEY: GUNS pulls at Juarez's shirt...urging him to count!! He's just looking at GUNS!!
MANUEL JUAREZto GUNS) (Spanish/Cuban accent) NO ENGLISH..NO ENGLISH!
Jiminy Cricket Soundalike: If you can sound pretty close to Jiminy Cricket singing “When You Wish Upon A Star” that would be amazing! The delivery is going to be done straight.
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference how tall you are
Any dream your heart desires
Can come to you
Twenty years ago it all began
One retard and one regular man
Now it's known throughout the land
By all its fans.
Please email all auditions as MP3 recorded at 44100Hz mono, 192KB/s, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know what role you're auditioning for in the email subject.
Once again, there's a quick turn around on this. HOWEVER, I can promise very swift delivery of the finished pieces for use in your own reels as soon as they're used in a podcast. I'll also provide links to the podcast in question so you can listen to it in situ and demonstrate to people that your stuff's been used
If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or email me.