Rodents of Unusual Size

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Rodents of Unusual Size 
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE is an offbeat environmental documentary about the giant semi-aquatic swamp rats called nutria and the threat they pose to the fragile wetlands of Louisiana, with the story focusing on the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.

This documentary has three narration sections totaling about four minutes. The most essential part of the narration is near the beginning where we hear about the introduction of the nutria to Louisiana. The narration will be stylized and will have more of a storytelling vibe (think of a guy telling you something in a bar after a few beers) than straightforward narration. It will go over animation that takes us on a strange journey into the heart of Louisiana's swamps and bayous as we learn how the nutria ended up here and how they got SO out of control.

We're looking for someone with a Cajun or Creole accent who can have a little fun with the read. This will be a temp VO for film festival submissions and will give us an idea of how the storytelling style works for the film. 
2016-10-26 18:02:49 GMT
2016-10-31 10:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 300
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project
Louisiana cajun accent.

Script Details

I want to tell you a tale… that’s crazier than hell.

A story of how a bunch of folks out here on the edge of the world... had to take a stand.

Back in the 1930s, during that Great Depression, pretty much everyone had gone a little crazy thinkin’ of ways of makin' groceries.

But a few folks… including that guy McIlhenny who invented Tabasco sauce, saw people hurting… and decided to do everyone a favor. And hell, they wanted to make a few dollars themselves.

They had the smart-smart idea of gettin’ these exotic 20 pound rodents from Argentina… and bringing them here to Louisiana.

Yes, you heard me right… 20 pounds! These things were huge. Nutria is what they call them. And they had these big orange teeth!

Now these fellas thought that you could make hats and jackets with them nutria... cuz they were way bigger than a muskrat... and easier to get than a mink.

And they figured you could breed them on fur farms, make beaucoup bucks off their pelts... and get people in Cajun Country back to work.

Well as things go down here, a storm eventually hit and these nutrias escaped into the bayou.

Either that or some dumb ass fur farmer just let ‘em loose.

Either way, once they were out, they were out!! And they took a hell of a liking to the swamps.

Now at first no one was complainin’ too much, because nutria was good business for everyone up and down the bayou.

Folks ended up trappin' the rodents by the millions and exporting them furs to all over the world!

That son of a bitch Mcilhenny was right - nutria fur was a hit! 
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