Waking Wallbauer

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Waking Wallbauer 
Waking Wallbauer
A comedic short caper film about a Postman being blackmailed by a 14 year-old kid. Intended for Film Festival run.

Older male voice. Relaxed. Simple. Confident. Virile. Dry sense of humor. A bit of the independent in him. No newscaster/salesman/LaFontaine stuff.
More like Wilford Brimley, Sam Elliott, Emmett Walsh.
A kind of "this is the way it is....this is the way men live" A take-it or leave-it stoicism. Not without a gentleness.
No specific accent. Maybe a touch of the southern. Elocution -- a regular Joe.
Make it your own...

Our Narrator opens & closes the 25 min. film.

At the start, he introduces our lead character, Gene Wallbauer (the Postman) -- and shares with us some enlightening points about his nature. It is a nature about which our narrator has a certain admiration. Deftly championing the guy's spirit. In other words, our Narrator might be a proud uncle, or teacher, or a local town historian.

At the end comes the denouement. We're listening to this sequence as Gene drives his car home at night. He is silent, thinking, a small smile on his face. He has just succeeded in using his ingenuity (& balls) to get him out of a dangerous, sticky situation. One in which he was under pressure...and scared.
2009-11-27 05:37:46 GMT
2009-12-01 05:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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5 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 4 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 30 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 100
TV shows and movies
400 words
English - USA and Canada
Older male voice. Relaxed. Simple. Confident. Virile. Dry sense of humor. A bit of the independent
Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

Please choose a portion of the script below for auditions. Rememer the character requirements for the read: Older male voice. Relaxed. Simple. Confident. Virile. Dry sense of humor. A bit of the independent 
Dar Robinson. Born 1947. Died 1986. Hands down, best stuntman ever lived. In 1980, he drove a Bradley GT 90 miles an hour off the edge of the Grand Canyon. After witnessing this on TV, 11 year-old Gene Wallbauer scheduled his first stunt for the following weekend. A bicycle jump over 5 garbage cans, clearing 15 feet total. On a Saturday afternoon, in front of a small neighborhood crowd, Gene took flight off a plywood ramp and landed safely. In his young mind, a legend was born.

Looking back, Gene had a bit of the maverick in him from the get-go.

In 2nd grade, Wayne Foster made fun of his haircut in front of the whole class. What did Gene do about it? He waited ‘til lunch, ate 3 chili dogs, snuck into the coatroom and pinched one off in Wayne’s boot.

The following year, at summer camp, a few of Gene’s bunkmates dared Damon Russell to eat a live toad. Said they’d give him 35 cents. Damon back down. Gene didn’t.

But it was at 14 that Gene’s life took a little shove when the school principal caught him making out with Lisa Thompson in the janitor’s closet. Unfortunately, the principal was Al Thompson. Yup. Lisa’s father. He shuttled her off to private school after that – and labeled Gene a “troubled kid.” To settle the score, a couple days later Gene ditched school and took Thompson’s new Firebird out for a spin….picking up Lisa along the way. He got busted for it, and transferred to a new school of his own.

After that, things started to change for Gene. The Wallbauer legacy began to fade and, as the years passed, like a lot of us, he just sat back and settled for whatever life brought his way.

It was no secret that Gene Wallbauer had fallen in with the rest of the ordinary Joe’s a long time ago.

And as time went on, and he got shoved around a little, he had started to wonder what they were all waiting in line for.

Because if you want the things that aren’t given to all the other average chumps – you gotta be willing to go all the way. To put it out there. Alone.

It’s the only way a guy feels alive. And deep down he knows it. Dar Robinson lived it.

Gene always knew he had it in him.

He just needed a little shove. 
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