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  • 3Total Roles
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  • 10Total Auditions
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  • Apr 29, 2017Listed
  • May 27, 2017Deadline
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About The Shadowy Slicker - Noir Audio Drama

The Shadowy Slicker is an upcoming noir audio drama that focuses on the life of Amory DeWolfe, an anti-hero and freelance criminal who is only out to make money. The audio drama is set in 1967 Cleveland, Ohio, where only the crooked survives. The tone is dark and grimy, so I need characters who embody loose morality in this post-Casablanca world. The world is unrelentless and cold, much like Ohioan winters. 

In episode one, Amory DeWolfe extorts a large sum of cash from buttercream fortune-heiress Mona Carver. While the plot is simple enough, the dialogue and tone enriches the narrative, so I need people who will not just read their lines, but emotes charm into every sentence. 

This is a love letter to film noir and it’s kin. Noir has always been one of my favorite genres in any media due to their loner heroes, dark and intriguing storylines, and suspense. The style of the Shadowy Slicker is full of Amory’s narration and unique descriptions. 

For episode one, I need two males (one main, one supporting) and one main female voice actor. I’m letting you know now that if I don’t find a suitable voice for Amory, I will most likely play the role myself. 

Please note that this is a hard-core noir story, so there will be cursing, drinking, and many adult themes. Do not audition if you are uncomfortable with it. 

Writers: I am also looking for another writer who shares my love of noir. I would love to have anyone who is interested.

Requirements: 

If you are decided for a character, please be committed. I will be scheduling an hour practice once a week during the summer on Skype. I expect that if you are casted, you will be punctual in getting your lines to me and making the practices. I can forgive anything and everything if you communicate with me what your problems are. 

Microphone quality is essential. All audio must not have grading background noises, clipping issues, fans, etc. It must also be at least semi-professional (ie, no smartphones or gaming headset mics). Obviously, you must also have reliable recording software (Audacity, Garage Band, etc.)

This is NOT a paid position right now. You will be credited on the official website and at the end of the episode. 

I want to reiterate that this project will take a very long time to finish. I may also ask for re-takes or new lines from time to time. Communication is very important to me because I want to make the best quality audio drama I possible can. 

If you have a resume and/or a demo reel, please attach it as well. 

The deadline for both writers and voice actors will be on May 27, 2017 at 9 p.m EST. 

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