Jacqueline Samuda

Warm, relaxed, confident, wry, smooth, character

Voice Description

Smooth, approachable, fun, distinctive reads for television and radio commercial recordings, funny and sexy when appropriate. Natural, real, spontaneous, unique reads for podcasts and on-line tours. Warm, textured deep tones for narration. Strong, credible, natural and professional for complex medical, technical, corporate and E-Learning copy. Great storyteller skills for narrative texts and audio books.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, British Columbia, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dialects include Eastern European, Russian, British, English, Southern U.S., French, Caribbean, Jamaican, Southern US, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Parisian, French

Speak European French at a conversational level.

My Voice Experience

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST FROM THE LAST YEAR ALONE: Finish Dishwashing (TV national campaign); Pure Silk (TV/radio national campaign); CNN (TV doc series); Sylvan Learning Center (TV/radio national campaign); AAA (TV/radio national campaign); HGTV (“Design School” narration); Hewlett-Packard; Crime Stoppers (radio); MySpace; California Milk Advisory (TV); Lysol (TV); Banner Health; Metropolis at Metrotown (campaign); BC Hydro (TV/radio campaign); United Way; Southlands (radio campaign); Vancouver Aquarium; Aminogenesis (TV campaign); ACS Wireless (radio); Wine Experts.com (radio); Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (web); Pacific Press (radio); McKay Insurance; Mann’s Jewellers; Canada Gold; TaxACT; Molycorp; Branam Smile; BC Nurses Union; Hardy Point Real Estate; Kidsport PSA; Daybreak Homes… and many more!

Jacqueline Samuda, a finalist for Best Female Voice for the 2008 Voicey Awards, has been the voice for several major commercial campaigns, promoting retail, housing, health care, auto, utility and banking products among many others. A specialist in ADR (lip synching), she has replaced the voices of models and actresses in TV ads and dramatic programming. She has worked extensively on the web, for example as the client care/tutorial voice for a major bank's website, and the instructional website voice for another banks' employees. As a regular voice for a telecomm company for three years, she is very comfortable with IVR and on hold messaging, and has even been the voice "inside" greeting cards sent by the American Medical Association to doctors!

Although specializing in voice-over work, she has years of experience playing various characters in mulitple radio drama series and also performs in television and film productions, and has been an on-air host in industrials.

Partial client list from recent years:

Auto-related:
AAA (TV/radio national campaign)
ICBC (TV)
CAA Manitoba (TV/radio)
Cadillac Fairview (TV/radio)
JEEP (web)
Mitsubishi (web)
Nissan (radio)

Banks:
Carolina First (radio)
Ethical Funds (radio)
Mountain West Bank (TV/radio)
First Niagara Bank (radio)
Credit Union of BC (TV)
ENT Credit Union (TV/radio)
ESL Bank (radio)

Commercial:
Lowry (radio)
Vancouver Aquarium (radio campaign)
Charter Communications (TV/radio campaign)
Cohen’s (radio)
Super 7 Lottery (TV)
BC Hydro (TV/radio campaign)
Thrifty Foods (TV/radio)
Richmond Shopping Centre (radio)
Cooks Ham (TV)
Denver Museum (radio)
Staples (national radio)
Dupont (radio)
Entel (radio)
Brentwood Mall (radio)
Woodgrove Centre (radio)
Future Shop (radio)
McDonald’s (TV/radio)
Playland (radio)
So Good Soya (radio)
Envision (radio)
Food Giant (radio)

Corporate and Web:
NEC (web)
American Medical Assoc. (greeting cards)
BP Petroleum (safety videos)
Buck Consultants (Flash page for HR)
Citizen’s Bank (web)
Home Loan Bank of New York (web)
HSBC (educational/web)
Independent Health (website)
MySpace (web tutorial);
TAL (industrial, lip sync)
Regions Next (industrial)
Royal Bank of Canada (web tutorial)
Superclubs Resorts (DVD narration);
Symantec/Quickbooks (on-line)
Tourism Webpage (website)
Vancity Focus (corporate)

Healthcare:
Banner Health (radio)
Baptist Medical (TV)
BC Lung (radio)
BC Cancer (radio)
BC Dental (TV)
Denver Children’s Hospital (radio)
Ellis Hospital (radio)
Evergreen Health (radio)
McCune Brooks Hospital (campaign)
Riverview (radio)

Real Estate:
Daybreak Homes (TV/radio)
Elderwood (radio)
Reunion Homes (radio)
Skogman Model Homes (radio)

Public Service:
E-Comm Police Line
Mississippi Drop-Out Prevention
Alberta Victim Services
Kidsport
Hungry Howie’s Fight for Cancer
Island Hearing
“Public Affairs” (TV/radio)
Habitat for Humanity (radio/TV)
City of Richmond (TV)
Distress Line (radio/TV)
Focus on Family (radio)

IVR/Voice Messaging:
Flight Centre (on-hold/messaging)
Vancouver E-comm (IVR)
Charter Communications (IVR)

Documentary Narration:
CNN (multiple accents; documentary series)
National Park Services (documentary)
River Rock (promotional video)

Animation/Video games:
Damnation Game (X-Box; lead character, pre-lay)
Edison & Leo (lead role, pre-lay/stop-action feature)
The Story of Sainkoku (major character)

My Training

A professional actress with twenty years of voice-over experience, Jacqueline has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) degree in theatre.

Training includes many courses of university and professional level voice and dialect training, most recently attended a pro "TRAILER/PROMO" workshop with the renowned Los Angeles voice coach Marice Tobias.

My Studio Equipment

Mic: Rode NT-USB with integrated interface
Computer: Macbook Pro with Audacity

Additional Skills

lip synch/dubbing/ADR/voice replacement

Payment Methods Accepted

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Demos
Commercial

Documentary Narration

Corporate Message

E-Learning Demo

Technical E-Learning Demo

IVR

British Accent Sample

French Accent Samples

Russian Accent Samples

Children's Audiobook Demo