The Primordial Threat

Job #152391

Job Posting Details

Job # 152391 The Primordial Threat

Posted Date
Aug 8, 2015 @ 22:29
Respond By
Aug 11, 2015
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range
Middle Aged
Internet Video

Job Description

The trailer is for a hard science fiction book very much akin to the movie Armageddon in style. It needs an ominous / impending doom type of voice. The book is a thriller.

Below I've included technical notes and references to licensed clips that will serve as imagery to help you envision what will be playing as your voice reads the script.

I included the lengths/cadence only as a measured estimate of how long some things take to say and are more technical background notes for the video folks. Please don't assume you need to comply with it - I include it for information only.

The format of the information below is as follows:

Since this is such a small script, I've enclosed the entire thing in the "Sample Script" section of this quote request instead of attaching an additional file.


The year is 2066 and the world is oblivious to the threat it faces.

0:00 - 0:07

The fate of humanity lies on the shoulders of Burt Radcliffe, the new head of NASA’s Near Earth Object program.

0:00 - 0:16

[Roughly the first 16 seconds shows this clip of a black hole emerging from the dust of the Oort cloud surrounding the solar system - it’s intentionally a vague illustration to build suspense.]

10:09.49 - 10:10.01

He’s been rushing the completion of DefenseNet, a ring of satellites that are both part of an early-warning system as well as the means to eliminate incoming threats.

0:16 - 0:27

Yet Burt knows that despite the world's best efforts, nothing can be done about the alert he’s just received.

0:27 - 0:35

[Roughly a nineteen second clip that will show one of DefenseNet’s orbiting satellites.]

Coming out of deep space is a danger that’s been approaching since the dawn of time. A black hole. An unstoppable threat that promises death for all in its wake.

0:35 - 0:46

Burt has no answers, but there is someone who might.

0:46 - 0:51

[Roughly 18 second clip showing the potential destruction of the Earth]

10:03.20 - 10:03.38

Dave Holmes was a modern-day Einstein. As the original architect of DefenseNet, he’d had visions of this Primordial Threat before he disappeared, yet he’d left behind no details on how the problem might be solved.

0:51 - 1:04

Can Holmes be found, and if so, will his solution even work?

1:04 - 1:11

The world has less than a year to find out.

1:11 - 1:15

[Roughly a 24 second clip showing a quantum physics background animation which will transition to the book cover and credits running side-by-side.]

Note from This job posting has been reviewed and approved by staff. recommends that you record a portion of the client’s script to audition for this project. Please title the audition file with your name to assist the client in selecting an appropriate candidate.

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