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The story is written in past tense with lots of dialogue from each character. I do not want one single narrator voice reading out the whole story and all the dialogue, as this makes the game feel childish. There are 5 main characters of both genders, together with one narrator making 6 voices in total. I will probably need at minimum 2 voice actors, of each gender to cover all 6 roles. The voice acting needs to be unique, distinct and consistent for each character. I wish for the narration to bring out the personalities of my characters, as I have created them with the hopes of the audience falling in love with each one of them.
Here are the 6 voices needed:
Chester - Oldest of the group at 13, serious, calm, always looking out for the group
Ruby - Non-identical twin of Chester, tomboy, smart, sometimes a bit of a know it all, smarter than Chester but always feels the need to compete with him, but respects Chester at the end of it. (Hermione-ish?)
Norman - Younger brother of Ruby and Chester at 11 years old, ginger headed with freckles, chubby, unfit, loves food, sometimes a little absentminded and nonchalant. Ruby and Chester nag him and keep him in check at times.
Gracie - Youngest friend of the siblings at 10 years old, asian, sweet, loves animals, eccentric, free spirit, dreamy disposition (kind of Luna Lovegood-ish from Harry Potter)
Jack - Chester's best friend at 13 years old, african american, brash, energetic, boyish, adventurous, thrill seeker, rushes in first and thinks after
Narrator - I am going for the voice of a young father reading a book to his child. Fatherly, warm, not too slow and Grandfather-ish.
Please provide a short demo for the voices you are interested in. Preference given to voice actors who can do more roles. 2017-05-30 13:08:27 GMT 2017-06-09 22:00:00 (GMT +08:00) Perth Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 14 14 62 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 9 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 100 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 5 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
“Be careful,” Aunt Margaret said as she waved them good bye. “Don’t go too far.”
“And stick to the path,” Uncle Martin added, “Dewdrop Forest can be a dangerous place.”
At first, the path seemed wide and well-trodden, and Chester gained great pleasure from watching Poppy bounding and barking through the undergrowth like a playful puppy. Even Ritzy was having fun, chasing huge butterflies and pouncing on dead leaves! Gracie walked along star-struck, gazing at all the plants and animals; eyes wide, taking in all the colours and jungle noises, while Norman plodded on behind, occasionally plucking fruit from overhanging branches.
After a while, the path seemed to become narrower and overgrown with vines and jungle vegetation.
“We still on the right path?” Ruby asked, stepping over the trunk of a fallen tree.
Chester looked back towards the way they had just come. Without realising it, the forest had become a lot darker, and it was hard to see where they were.
“Er... Chester, Ruby,” Jack said with a sense of urgency in his voice. “Where’s Gracie and Norman?”
Chester spun around, his eyes darting everywhere. All he could see were trees, bushes and vines. There was no sign of Norman or Gracie anywhere.
“Norman!” he shouted. “Gracie!”
“I can’t see Poppy or Ritzy either,” Ruby said worriedly. “Norman!” Jack shouted. “Gracie!”
Chester felt helpless. If they walked back the way they came, along a path he couldn’t really see, he increased the danger of getting even more lost. But if they stayed where they were, Gracie, Norman and the two pets might wander further and further away.
But Chester refused to panic.
“Jack,” he said, “that tree looks like a good one. Think you can climb up and look around?”
Jack nodded, but just as he was about to jump up, they heard a distant voice. “Chester!” it said. “Over here!”
It was Gracie.
All three rushed towards the voice and soon found themselves in the most beautiful forest clearing they had ever seen.
There, nestled underneath the bough of a huge tree stood Gracie, Norman, Poppy and Ritzy. They were quite safe.
“Look,” Gracie said with a mischievous glint in her eye. “We’ve got something to show you.”
As Chester carefully stepped over and under all sorts of twigs, branches and other jungle vegetation towards Gracie and Norman, he was stunned by the natural beauty of this part of the forest. Surrounded by walls of dark foliage, a glorious shaft of light shone down from the jungle canopy, soaking the forest ground in sunshine. Wild orchids and other exotic plants blossomed in the heavenly light, covering the floor in a carpet of bright colour. Insects buzzed excitedly from flower to flower, filling the forest with a busy hum of activity, while above him the darting movement of hummingbirds flashed in and out of the light like shimmering streaks of a rainbow.
“Where were you?” Ruby demanded as they approached the two younger children. “Playing,” Gracie said.
“Looking for snacks,” Norman said.
“Woof!” Poppy barked.
Ritzy refused to meow. He just sat there licking his paw looking rather unimpressed.
“You had us worried, guys,” said Jack.
Gracie looked towards Chester. “Sorry,” she said. “We were having so much fun. I was the fairy princess and Noms was the elf.”
All four children turned to Norman.
“Huh?” he grunted, and took a bite out of what looked like an oversized apple.
“Promise me you won’t run off like that again?” Chester said in the sternest voice he knew.
Gracie bowed her head. “I promise.”
“What she said,” Norman scoffed, his mouth full of food. “But enough of that – look what we found.”
Before Chester could say any more, his little brother had waddled off behind the huge tree.
“Noms!” Ruby shouted. “Have you not listened to anything?”
Chester sprang after Norman. What greeted him on the other side of the tree took his breath away.
Stood there, half knotted with vines and intertwining branches, was the strangest looking steam train he had ever seen. Right there. In the middle of jungle! It looked antique, with a mixture of bronze and steel forming the front boiler and funnel, while a huge dark wooden house-section was attached at the back.
“W... what???” was all Chester could muster.
“It’s lovely, isn’t it?” Gracie enthused. “It’s where all the fairies live. That’s what I think anyway.”
“How did it get there?” Ruby whispered, gazing up. “Awesome...” Jack smiled.
“Think there’s food inside?” Norman asked hopefully.
“Let’s find out,” Jack said, before checking with Chester, and he turned the handle of the train’s door.
Before he knew it, the children and Poppy had clambered aboard the strange train, leaving Chester wide mouthed and frozen to the spot. He remembered what Uncle Martin had said about the forest being dangerous. He looked over to Ritzy who had just finished licking her tail.
“Good girl,” Chester said. “At least two of us are sensible.”
She stared back and meowed with a lazy look on her face. Then she turned to the train and hopped on as well.
“Oh, that’s just typical,” Chester sighed. “Well, if you can’t beat them...” he said, glancing both ways and taking a deep breath, “...then join them!”
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