Flashback USA Our History on Film

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Flashback USA Our History on Film 
Flashback is a collection of 2 and 3 minute archive-based programmes that tell the story of modern times. We are based in London, and looking for American voices that can work with us on a regular basis.

We would like voices that can deliver engaging but subtle storytelling for a range of different stories: from tragedies to heroic achievements, and everything in between. We are not looking for anything overly dramatic; we want the voice to compliment the archive film, bringing out the excitement, tension, sadness or irony in the stories, but doing so with a light touch.

On the Vimeo link below are a sample of existing 'flashbacks' to give you an idea of the style and tone of the project, and a version with guide-tracks of the two stories we'd like an audition for: “The Flight that Changed the World” and “Son of Sam”:

Password: flashback 
2016-06-20 12:13:44 GMT
2016-06-27 13:00:00 (GMT 0) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
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English - USA and Canada
Young Adult Female OR Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

A prize of $25,000 dollars is on offer to the first man to fly non-stop from New York to Paris.
Many of the world’s most celebrated aviators have attempted it. Six have died trying.
But today, May the 20th, 1927, a young airmail pilot called Charles Lindbergh, will try his luck.
And unlike anyone before him, Lindbergh will attempt the flight entirely alone.
Some in the press are calling him “the Flying Fool”.
His single-engine monoplane has been stripped-down to accommodate the 425 gallons of fuel he needs to cross the vast Atlantic Ocean.
The cockpit is so small he can’t even stretch his legs -
the radio and parachute have been sacrificed –
and even then the plane still struggles to lift off the runway…
At 7.52am, Charles Lindbergh sets off for Europe with just two thermoses of water and four homemade sandwiches.
Three and a half thousand miles away, on the other side of the Atlantic, news cameras are waiting at Le Bourget airfield on the outskirts of Paris.
But 30 hours after he set off, there is still no sign of Lindbergh.
By nightfall, on May the 21st, news that he’s been spotted over Ireland has brought a hundred thousand people to the airfield, all scouring the skies.
Then, at 10.22pm, the hum of engines signals that the ‘Spirit of St Louis’ has touched down.
The huge crowd surges forward to greet the exhausted pilot.
In the excitement and commotion, Lindbergh is whisked away to safety….
…and it’s not until the next morning, outside the American Embassy in Paris, that the former airmail pilot, in a borrowed suit, is presented to the world.
Charles Lindbergh has won the prize…
…and no one is calling him the ‘Flying Fool’ now.

It is the summer of 1977, and for more than a year, New York has been in the grip of terror.
A serial killer is on the loose, taunting police with letters signed “the Son of Sam”...
And targeting young women with long, dark hair.
But on August the 10th, 1977, there’s a breakthrough.
After evading police for more than a year, 24-year-old David Berkowitz has been tracked down after his car was issued a parking ticket near the scene of one of his crimes:
As news of the dramatic arrest spreads across New York, some are shocked to discover that the Son of Sam was their neighbour or workmate.
But the overriding mood is one of relief… 
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