Searching for Purpose

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Searching for Purpose 
See Creative Approach below*** Please delivery entire script for auditions
Directors Notes:
Wandering - Uncertain - Lonely - Natural - Authentic - Soft Sell
This whole piece should feel like a journal entry, like a stream of unfiltered thought. There is no need to "perform" certain lines to add dramatic beats. It should feel more like a one-sided confession than an inspirational performance.
Creative Approach:
Our story begins in the California desert. The surrounding landscape is silhouetted by a dark, blue sky, awaiting the sun to rise. A simple and beautiful film score plays amongst the natural sounds of the desert. We see a female in her late 20’s/early 30’s seemingly wandering in the desert with no clear direction, silhouetted by the early morning dawn. As the sun slowly rises, she scans the horizon, searching for something to give her direction. She bends down to uncover a smooth stone from the desert sand. She takes her time examining it, holding it up to the sun, feeling its smoothness and weight in her hands before standing back up. She puts it in her bag and looks out amongst the expansive landscape, searching for where she might place her next steps. She continues along this journey, finding more stones and small pieces of driftwood and adding them to her collection. We see her sitting and resting from her long journey, examining her collection of found items, stacking stones and testing the strength of her sticks. We may even begin to wonder if she is collecting these things for a greater purpose (building something, starting a fire, etc.). She continues on her journey searching, still stopping to collect more sticks and stones. Throughout her journey, we see little emotion on her face, but there are surreal, dramatic flashback moments that clue us into the real emotion behind her life’s journey.
We finally watch as she unloads all that she has gathered on the desert sand. We see that she is focusing on building or assembling something just out of the camera’s view. She slowly pulls back from her work, humbly admiring what she has done and walks away. What is left is a structure built from the sticks and stones she has collected, that casts a shadow in the shape of the logo.
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2017-04-19 03:45:33 GMT
2017-04-21 17:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 650
English - USA and Canada
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Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female
• Phone Patch AND
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***See attachment in Project Description for formatted script***

When I was a young girl,
I was told to dream of what I wanted to be when I grow up.
To dream of what I wanted to do with my life.
I had the opportunity to choose my direction
haphazardly setting a course for the rest of my life.

And as I grew older,
I was told to commit to WHAT I wanted to be and pursue that “dream.”
So I surrounded myself with ideas and people and best practices that would help me
achieve my “dream” of becoming WHAT I wanted to be.

I was told, “You’ll make a good living doing this,” or, “You’ll be successful at that”
empty encouragement that fueled my future…
to follow in the footsteps of my brother...
my great uncle who everybody said “made a difference in the world.”

And as I walk this path called life, I walk with no real end in sight.
No other purpose than to meet my goals, the status quo.

So I wander...
somewhat aimlessly through this desert,
staring off into the horizon wondering how much farther I must go to find my passion…
my purpose.
(flashback: our main character overwhelmed and on the verge of tears--looking all around, desperately searching for a point of reference)

I don’t want to wait until the sun is setting on my career to find my purpose.
I don’t want to trip and fall on the same stones
as those who've gone before me.
I don’t want to move from season to season
hoping for the next one to be “the one.”
(flashback: our main character throwing her bag down and kicking and throwing the sticks and stones out of frustration--cut to her regrettably gathering the “remnants” of her frustrated tantrum back into her bag)

I know WHAT I do and HOW I do it.
but WHY do I do it?
I want my days to count--each one to be intentional...meaningful.
There must be something more behind my efforts…
more than the sound of “clocking in”...
more than a paycheck…
more than a degree hanging on the wall or my reputation hanging on the line.

A purpose-filled life isn’t paved by WHAT I have done,
but WHY I have done it.
People say behavior determines results,
But I know that belief awakens hearts and inspires reveals purpose.

I know WHAT I am supposed to do and maybe even HOW I am supposed to do it…
But WHY I do it gives me purpose and meaning that gives me the power to chart my path.

Purpose defines us, drives us, empowers us...
And no stone will be left unturned until I find it.
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