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Doubtsourcing Audition for Michael 
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We are an animation studio based in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Pune, India. We are working on our first web show,

We are looking for a voice actor to play the part of Michael in an upcoming web series. Michael has a lot in common with the characters Michael Cera generally plays in movies. He is awkward, shy, and totally lovable.

Please play the character as your own version of Michael Cera. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR AN EXACT IMPERSONATION. It is more important to bring your own style to the timing and general awkwardness that Michael Cera plays so well.

BIG PLUS: If you can record from home. Actors with quality home studios who can submit their own audio are ideal. 
2008-11-21 19:40:17 GMT
2008-12-01 15:12:44 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 6 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 20
TV shows and movies
No
2 pages
English - USA and Canada
Michael Cera (in terms of timing and personality, not an exact copy)
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The Voice Actor should have at least 2 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

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For more info, please go to ***************

Full script:

The introduction scene where they client meets MICHAEL, a web designer and ASHISH, his boss. MICHAEL shows us that he doesn't have much of a backbone.

GUS
Excellent, queue it up on the projector, Todd.

MICHAEL
Actually it’s Michael--

ASHISH
Michael! Todd--whoever. Go into my office, shut the door, and sit on the floor until I get there. (To the Americans) Gus, look at you, you’re exhausted.
___________________________________________

Michael questions his boss's motives for throwing a welcome party for the client GUS, instead of just showing them the work the client wants to see.

ASHISH
Yes. Americans think all Indians either A) own a 7-11, motel, or cab; 2) work at an IT company or; lastly, are terrorists.

AMIT
My cousin drives a cab, my brother owns a motel, and my cousin’s cousin, Babu, owns a 7-11.

ASHISH
That’s great, Amit, but I’m mostly concerned that we don’t come off as terrorists.

MICHAEL
So we’re doing all this because we assume that they assume that you’re terrorists.
____________________________________________

MICHAEL has been sitting alone in the dark for two hours, just because his boss told him to. His boss forgets that he told him to do anything.

ASHISH
Michael? What are you doing here?

Michael
You told me to wait here for you. I’ve been here over two hours.

ASHISH
Do you know why I sent you in here, Michael?

MICHAEL
Um, no.

ASHISH
I wish you did a better job remembering what I’m thinking. Okay, what was going on when I sent you in here?

MICHAEL
Um, Gus and the Americans asked to see the work, I said it was ready and you got mad.

ASHISH
That’s it!

Ashish hops onto his chair. Deadly serious.

ASHISH (CONT'D)
Michael, have you ever read The Tipping Point?

MICHAEL
Uh... well...no.

ASHISH
Me neither. We should both read it. It’s about sales and business and stuff.

MICHAEL
Um... can I go now?

ASHISH
Have you read The Lord of the Rings?

MICHAEL
No, but I saw the movies--

ASHISH
What i learned is that with great power comes great responsibilities. But before you get the power we must knock off three casinos at the same time...then they will show us the money.

MICHAEL
Is this a game where I guess what movies you’re talking about?

ASHISH
I’m talking about is that selling has nothing to do with the product. It has to do with us. The only way to sell someone anything is to sell yourself. It doesn’t matter how good the website looks, Gus is going to hate it until he loves us.

MICHAEL
That’s not--that just doesn’t make sense.

ASHISH
Good. I’m glad you said that. Now I can explain how stupid you sound. Here’s what we do. We make him like us. Nay, we make him love us.

MICHAEL
But, the website--

ASHISH
Forget about the website.
Ashish grabs Raj’s laptop and throws it out the window.


ASHISH
Our only job right now is to get Gus to like us. We need to find out all we can about what Gus likes. Talk to Bobby, do some digging. When we know what he likes we become what he likes and then he likes us and THEN we show him the website.
Raj is looking out the window.

MICHAEL
How am I going to work without a laptop?

ASHISH
Do you think a laptop will win Gus’s heart? Can technology save us, Michael? NoWayJose.com! (laughs hysterically) Now go, talk to Bobby!
____________________________________________
MICHAEL sits at Teena’s desk. He has a crush on her, but is too insecure/shy to let on. Instead he tries to seem cool and witty.

TEENA
Why does Ashish want a list of my single friends? I think that crosses the line.

MICHAEL
I’ve got good money for you if you can explain “the line” to Ashish.

TEENA
What do you think’s going on?
We hear a loud O.S.

MICHAEL
I think we’re about to find out.

___________________________________________

ASHISH comes in on a horse, in an attempt to get Gus into a good mood, instead of just showing him the work that was done. Michael responds

MICHAEL
Wait, we’re still trying to force him into a good mood? Hasn’t that failed so far? Why don’t we just present our website? That’s all he’s here for.

______________________________________________
TEENA and MICHAEL are looking at dating ads.

TEENA (CONT’D)
Sometimes it’s not the right time...

MICHAEL
I didn’t realize how limited internet dating was if you aren’t a doctor.

________________________________________________
This is a dream sequence - please play it as a parody of Michael, a submissive slave to Amit, but still retaining his general character traits.


INT. BULLPEN
Amit sits in a throne, adorned in a crown and jewels. Everyone in the office is in slave garb.

ESHA
Sire, it’s Gus from America.
Amit bites into a samosa.

AMIT
Tell him I’m... busy.
He turns and sees Raj in a jester outfit.

AMIT (CONT’D)
Keep dancing, monkey!
He claps his hands and Raj starts dancing.

MICHAEL
Whatever you say, your highness. 
Sample script provided for auditions:

(Please submit only Michael's audio. The rest of the dialog is just there to help establish context)

The introduction scene where they client meets MICHAEL, a web designer and ASHISH, his boss. MICHAEL shows us that he doesn't have much of a backbone.

GUS
Excellent, queue it up on the projector, Todd.

MICHAEL
Actually it’s Michael--

ASHISH
Michael! Todd--whoever. Go into my office, shut the door, and sit on the floor until I get there. (To the Americans) Gus, look at you, you’re exhausted.
___________________________________________

Michael questions his boss's motives for throwing a welcome party for the client GUS, instead of just showing them the work the client wants to see.

ASHISH
Yes. Americans think all Indians either A) own a 7-11, motel, or cab; 2) work at an IT company or; lastly, are terrorists.

AMIT
My cousin drives a cab, my brother owns a motel, and my cousin’s cousin, Babu, owns a 7-11.

ASHISH
That’s great, Amit, but I’m mostly concerned that we don’t come off as terrorists.

MICHAEL
So we’re doing all this because we assume that they assume that you’re terrorists.
____________________________________________

 
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