Merci Car

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Merci Car 
There are 8 different parts available for this project. The project is for a museum here in Georgia that has just opened an exhibit commemorating a little-known event that took place just after WWII. It is an inspiring story of our nation coming together, and helping the war-torn nations of France and Italy, and the enormous measures they went to show their gratitude to the American people.

The voiceovers will be the parts of real people in history (via their documents, letters, and articles) to give the museum patrons a window into this world. They will be in videos used in an AV Unit where visitors can learn more about the Merci Cars. All of these accounts took place in the mid to late 1940’s. Some took place during WWII, and others were just after. I encourage those that would like to audition for more than one part to do so. For more information on the Merci Car, please visit a website by one of our research contributors. He is one of the leading experts on the Merci Train and its Cars, although the site is not of the Museum Project. (Attached below)  
2008-11-06 19:29:47 GMT
2008-11-15 23:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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4 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 100 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 15 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 75
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
average of 153 words per part
English - USA and Canada
American Southern, American New England, French, or American Mid-West
Child OR Teenage Girl OR Young Adult Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details


The company I am with has partnered with the museum to be able to do this project. To learn more about who we are, please visit ************* 
These are sample of lines from each part:

AMERICAN SOLDIER 1: (M, 23, Southern)
Roll, roll, roll, yammer and snore and fight,
Traveling zoo the whole day through and bed-
lam all the night.

AMERICAN SOLDIER 2: (M, 20, Pennsylvania)
The receptacle for moving troops in France is a boxcar. It has square wheels and square corners.

The only way to sleep was head to foot in two lines across the car. Often, a heavy boot would be in your face.

JOHN FITZMAURICE: (M, 19, Missouri)
Dear Mother & Dad,
I’d like to tell you the story of John J. the hobo. It started in Germany close to Nuremburg when I volunteered for the Pacific, me and 100 more guys.

We … were loaded into the “40 & 8” boxcars for the trip across France. We had to eat and sleep which every way we could manage.

FRENCH GIRL: (F, 9, French)
"It seems that I was 1- year old when Meme offered me for my father, who was a prisoner in Germany. I love Lou Lou very much, but I offer it to you in gratitude for all that the Americans have done for my country..."

FRENCH VETERAN: (M, 28, French)
"I feel the need to tell you what the French people want to express to your great country by this symbolic train."

ADELE SPIRDOWICZ: (F, 17, Syracuse, NY)
How great is a gift from the heart, a precious something sacrificed to show sincere gratitude to another! It may be simple and have little intrinsic value, yet it may mean years of love or only the pain of parting with a trinket close to the heart. 
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