Casting a nerdy, middle-aged "loser" voice for comedy game

Job #54301

Job Posting Details

Job # 54301 Casting a nerdy, middle-aged "loser" voice for comedy game

Posted Date
Apr 13, 2012 @ 16:10
Respond By
Apr 21, 2012
Word Count
1,800 to 2,000 lines
Budget
$1000 - $2500
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
Middle Aged
Category
Videogames

Job Description

Due to customer feedback, Himalaya Studios is seeking to re-cast the role of the protagonist character in our adventure game "Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine". More info and a demo of the game can be found at the following link if you'd like to get a better feel for how the character is envisioned: www.alemmo.com

The story is set in the Wild West town of Anozira, where the protagonist, Al Emmo, has traveled in search of love. After being stood up by his Russian mail-order bride and missing the weekly train back to New York, Al finds himself stuck in this dead-end town with the hostile elements, hostile locals, one beautiful woman, and the legend of a lost goldmine filled with unimaginable wealth. The problem is that the mine is cursed and Al's unlucky in love. So when an unexpected rival - a dashing prince from Spain - appears on the scene, the competition gets hotter than the climate!

We're seeking a middle-aged male voice to fill the role of the 42-year-old character Al Emmo. The character must have an American accent (a very slight NY inflection is preferable). The voice should be nerdy and perhaps slightly nasal -- higher in tone than a regular middle-aged male, but not ear-piercingly or annoyingly so (as this character speaks frequently throughout the game.) Maintaining a good balance between nerdy loser and realistic is required. The character is a classic 'down on his luck' type of guy. Balding with a toupee, single, penniless, not all that attractive, and a bit on the nerdy side - but he has a heart of gold (think 40-year-old virgin). An image of the Al Emmo character can be seen here: http://metzomagic.com/images/2006/AlEmmo4b.jpg

The voice actor should be capable of conveying a range of emotions and inflections in the aforementioned tone, and there's also 2 or 3 minor singing lines (which don't need to sound great!)

Voice files should be recorded in either MP3 or Ogg Vorbis format in one continuous recording. They do not need to be digitally edited. The files should be delivered by email (or uploaded by FTP).

Direction for specific lines and retakes will be given in text/email form.

Non-union or Fi-Core actors only please.


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