Living with Fragile X

Job #2636

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Job # 2636 Living with Fragile X

Posted Date
Dec 28, 2006 @ 19:35
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Jan 12, 2007
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Job Description

We need talented, professional, directable voice talent for a new one-hour documentary about kids who have mental disabilities. We want to hear from both males and females; however there is just one narrator part. The piece is primarily interviews, so the narrator part fills gaps and explains concepts.

The tone should be warm, engaging, and personable. Help the audience care about the subject and the people.

We have not yet set a date for recording, but it won't be before end of January 07. If you have a professional studio at home and can record on your own, we will need to be able to direct on the phone. If you are in the Bay Area, CA, we can arrange to have the recording done at a studio.

Only those talent who submit an audition recording of our script will be considered.

Script follows - this is the ending of the documentary, the grand finale. The emotion, empathy, and honesty should really come through in this part. Record as much of this as you feel you need to, to give us a solid idea of your voice and ability.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation - to Italy. You buy all the guide books and make your wonderful plans. You learn some Italian phrases. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go.

Several hours later, the plane lands and the pilot announces, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland!" you say. "What do you mean Holland? I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible place. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you begin to notice that Holland has windmills... and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there.

And for the rest of your life, you will say, "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.

But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things... about Holland.

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