Money Life Shackelton

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Money Life Shackelton 
This script will be used to tell a cinematic story. Each story will feature "ken burns" style photos and videos representing the script. The voice should be a great storyteller. Story should be told very dramatic emphasizing all the action unfolding within. I want to feel how engaged you are as the storyteller. The victories should feel triumphant and the tragedies should be disastrous. The soundtrack will be film score that directly matches the tone and feel of the script and voice. It will also feature subtle sound effects supporting the story. 
2012-10-16 23:06:42 GMT
2012-10-20 22:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 250
Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
1.25 Pages
English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email AND
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
The Voice Actor should have at least 3 years of experience in the voice industry.
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and a team of explorers set out to be the first group to cross Antarctica by dogsled, but little did they know that not one of them would actually set foot on the frozen continent.

After months of travel and within sight of the Antartic coast, their ship, the Endurance, became wedged in the ice and couldn’t go any further.

Shackleton and his men drifted for nearly 10 months before the relentless pressure of the ice began to crush their boat. As a last resort, they abandoned ship, hauling as much gear as they could carry.

With only dogsleds, three small lifeboats and their own feet for transportation, the explorers were now adrift on the ice and over a thousand miles from the nearest civilization.

So the men set out, dragging all the food and gear they could manage.

The travel was grueling. Every day they faced life and death through extreme cold, starvation and unstable conditions.

After months of making little progress, they finally reached open water. They launched the boats they’d been dragging and three days later, their feet touched solid ground.

Unfortunately, the ground under their feet was on the uninhabited Elephant Island.

With several of the crew too exhausted to go on, Shackleton took only a few courageous men on a desperate attempt to reach the nearest whaling station on South Georgia Island. Despite being short on supplies and traveling in a single boat, Shackelton was determined to complete the 800 mile trip across the most treacherous waters in the world.

After nearly two weeks they finally reached the island but they quickly discovered they were on the wrong side. The whaling station was seventeen more miles, straight across the ice-capped mountains, a route no human had ever attempted.

For thirty six torturous hours, they struggled over snowfields, mountain ranges, and glaciers. When they finally saw the glow of warmth radiating from the whaling station, Shackelton and his men rejoiced.

It took Shackleton three months to plan the rescue and get back to Elephant Island.

He was on the bow of the rescue ship when the castaways were spotted on the beach. He shouted, “Are you all well?” One man called back, “All safe, all well!”

“Thank God! Thank God!” was all Shackleton could say, overwhelmed that all of his men were still alive. 
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