Voting Rights Documentary

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Voting Rights Documentary 
The film tells the dramatic and historic story of the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, and the subsequent march to Montgomery, Alabama. You may be aware that the feature film Selma, produced by Oprah Winfrey, hits theatres later this month. The focus of our documentary is the instrumental role that young people played in the voting rights campaign.

Starting in January 2015, in time for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March, the SPLC will begin to offer the film at no charge to every school in the nation. We’ll also show the film in a theatre for a week to make it eligible for Academy Award consideration.

I’m looking for voice over actors to read the parts of the former African American high school students who were interviewed for the film. There are several parts - a few high school sounding males, and one or two high school sounding females. We are looking for actors who can read in an authentic sounding southern accent, not an over the top stereo type. We will be paying the actors who are cast in the roles.

We are facing a very tight deadline and need to cast these roles immediately. Our goal is to have people audition by recording on their own a few lines which we will provide, and then sending them to me via email. We’d then record the chosen actors in a studio in the Burbank area. We’re hoping to set this up now, lock in actors and record them in studio the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 
2014-12-23 22:11:28 GMT
2014-12-30 12:18:51 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 200
English - USA and Canada
Native Southern, Native Alabama
Child OR Teenage Boy 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
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

**custom demo required** 
Male African American
Age range: 15-18 years old (Student from Alabama in early 1960s)
Accent: Southern; Alabama

1. There was never a time when we were without fear. There was never a time when we didn’t think that we may get seriously hurt, we may get killed.
Duration: 8.5 seconds

2. Tear gases start popping like bombs. It burns your skin and it makes your eyes water, and it makes you almost implode inside.
Duration: 7 seconds

3. We went into the church. John Lewis’ head was split open. He tried to talk and he collapsed. They had to rush him out to the hospital.
Duration: 10 seconds

(2) Female African American
Age range: from 15-18 years old (Student from Alabama in early 1960s)
Accent: Southern; Alabama

I wanted change. My father would go into a store, this big, handsome, hard-working, strong black man and I’d hear him be called a boy and a nigger. I was hearing this from the time I was six, seven years old, you know. This hurt me a lot.
Duration: 17.5 seconds

(3) Female African American
Age range: 8-10 years old (Student from Alabama in early 1960s
Accent: Southern; Alabama

I was with Mrs. Margaret Moore. The closer we got to the Edmund Pettus Bridge my heart began to beat fast because I was becoming scared. I started holding her hand tighter.
Duration: 10 seconds 
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