Abstract Haiti Documentary Voiceover

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Abstract Haiti Documentary Voiceover 
I need a huge favor. I've been working on a documentary in Haiti for 2.5 years, and for numerous reasons, the project is stalled...big time. Funding is gone, but our passion for the film is not. We're taking one last stab, going a much more abstract and ambiguous rate than we had ever planned (for instance, even Haiti is being called something else). The story is now pretty big and grandiose and full of itself, I know, but I like it :)

I am currently assembling the rough edit, simply to see if this new concept will even work. I recorded the voiceover myself to place in the edit....and this is where I need your help. I just can't stand it. Not only do I lack the proper sound equipment to record (and therefore many unlistenable errors), but I just cannot stomach listen to be own voice over and over and over ... and over and over.

I can't budget anything for this, but I'm just looking for one person to do me, a person you don't know, a favor and record the voiceover in a more professional manner. Maybe there will be something useful for your VO reel out of it? I'll do my best to pay the good karma forward. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.  
2013-04-16 20:05:44 GMT
2013-04-20 19:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 50
5 minutes
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks AND
• Provide voice direction
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

Custom Demo Required 
There was a catastrophe here.

A catastrophe of near biblical proportions.

Here....a place still prehistoric.

Where the only thing lacking is the dinosaurs.

Here...a strange place of profound history and culture.

Here... a land of 9 million inhabitants.

Here...a place...and island, that has endured an endless cycle of self-destruction and exploitation by outsiders.

Where the birds don't sing, they just screech in pain.

A place that can teach more lessons simply by living than any scripture, prose or film could every try.

A place the natives called Arcadia.

The ground shook at a magnitude never before seen in a place of such great poverty.

Buildings fell, homes collapsed. Arcadia was destroyed.

Hundreds of thousands of voices were silenced forever.

Others were eternally altered.

It was the end of the world...but life...somehow...went on.

A resilient people challenged to come together yet again.

A people not afraid, because afraid is simply not in their dictionary of behavior.

A people willing and determined to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps....if only they had them.

A boy lives here. Only 12 years old, but an old soul.

A philosopher. Seneca...Aristotle...Socrates. Now the boy, Jouvens (prounced Jew-Vens)

We encountered him at his tent camp where he has lived since the world ended.

His philosophies spoke to us.

The boy set up a meeting for us with his mentor, the Supreme Master, a 74-year old biochemist, Ivy-League educated, and here...the spiritual leader of the people. They call him Ati. (pronounced Uh-Tea)

We visited him at his Temple, where he shared lessons of life and death.

Preserving the traditions of its ancestors....

This is important here.

This is where they fought.

Here...the place modernity was created.

Here...the place a slave rebellion overthrew the greatest army the world had ever known.

Here, where the people will never be obsolete.

The world is small. Nowhere is that more evident than here.

Here, where a 12 year old philosopher can introduce us to the spiritual leader of the people, and the spiritual leader of the people can introduce us to the world's greatest medical anthropologist.

A man who believes love and imagination are potent weapons in the fight against poverty.

Everything is connected.

The people, but also the problems.

Environmental degradation connected to agricultural stagnation connected to crime connected to poverty connected to sickness and disease.

This medical anthropologist is working to break this cycle.

Arcadia...a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel, and contagious to those who breathe.

If Arcadia were a person, it would be an inspirational speaker.

There isn't a person or society of people that have suffered as much adversity as Arcadia, but kept its spirits so high.

There is a harmony in the air, a harmony of overwhelming and collective murder to your heart.

Arcadia, a place where life and death are so closely related its impossible to separate them.

We were introduced by the medical anthropologist, whom we met through the biochemist spiritual leader of the people, the mentor of the 12 year old philosopher, to a fish farmer from the Ivory Coast.

If it's true that if you give a man a fish he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime, then it's the fish farmer's dream to keep Arcadia fed for eternity.

This is a land of dreamers.

Every person we have encountered, even in a place and time of such great dispair, has spoke of very clear dreams...both personal and for society at large.

When we arrived at the fish farmer's village, we were surprised to find the boy there.

The world is small.

Everything is connected.

There is a curse weighing on the entire landscape, and whoever goes too deep into it shares that curse. But the curse transforms you, and before you know it you're addicted to it.

This is an odd land, yet oddly, you do not want to leave, and when you do leave, it's so ingrained in your mind that all you can think about is returning. 
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