CASTING NOTICE (PAID): CHINESE-AMERICAN VOICE ACTOR NEEDED
Production title: Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services
Production Type: Independent Audio Drama
Project length: 2nd season premieres April 2019 and 3rd season premieres April 2020.
Role Sought: Chinese-American actor to play Chinese-American teenager
Company website: www.kalilastormfire.com
Location: DC metro area OR remote
Compensation: $75 per full feature episode/mini-episode; $40 per smaller feature
After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business.
The first season is was released bimonthly starting February 2018 through August 2018. The show will follow the expanded universe through the second and third season.
Actors with remote voice acting experience are preferred, but any general acting experience is encouraged to audition. I will be working with any remote actors closely through virtual table reads.
Audition Due Date: January 30th, 2019
Season 2 Recording Begins: Late January 2019
Season 2 Premiere: April 2019
Mic Requirements (if outside of the DC metro area): 16-bit/44.1kHz that can be exported to WAV and MP3 (Yeti mic, H2n recorders, etc)
Please send no more than 5-minute recording of multiple takes of the sides provided for the character. You may also send a 5-minute recording of other voice acting experience. Please send audition and a short description (or resume) of yourself and your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org and all audio should be in MP3 format.
Accessibility: If you require additional support, including Deaf or Blind accessibility to the sides/directing assistance, please feel free to reach out. I also encourage soft recording due-dates to help with anyone who needs that level of flexibility based on income, working hours, and other mitigating circumstances. I have been and am able to do last-minute rewrites to accommodate emergencies and self-care required on behalf of the actor.
Representation: I heavily advocate for more diversity in media and for that reason people of color, trans people, and people from other marginalized groups are particularly encouraged to audition. Yes, this means that trans men and trans women are both eligible to play Cixin Chen. Nonbinary folx can play either character if they are comfortable playing characters with those pronouns. ONLY CHINESE OR CHINESE-AMERICAN ACTORS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE. Anyone who is cast will also be encouraged to be an active part of the character-development process.
Note on Exclusion of Minors: I recognize the importance of representing youth in media. However, due to my own inexperience working with actors who are also minors I believe it is in the best interest of all that this production is 18+, since it includes compensation and a lack of legal structures/experience to support and protect minors. I hope to learn more about these issues in the future.
CHARACTER BIO + SIDE
Preferred age range: 18-25 (must sound reliably 15-17)
Pronouns used in the script: She/her (this is not fixed)
Only Chinese or Chinese-American actors will be considered for this role.
Bio: Cixin Chen is a teenager who has the Sight, which means she can see the fae. She was initially referenced in Case Four of season 1; she came to Kalila’s help when one of her classmates disappeared. She is a typical teenager who really just wants to focus on her own life, but finds herself wrapped up in issues in her community. She has a crush on one of her other classmates, Amad Khan, who she recently finds out is a changeling.
SIDE (read only Chen’s lines)
So sorry we’re late, I just, um, there was a bit of a hiccup getting here.
Well, get settled and you can tell us all about it. Clarence was just sharing his feelings around being around other changelings.
That’s great, but uh, sorry Janelle. There may be? Um? A bit of an emergency?
What happened? Are you both alright?
We’re fine, but...Chen thinks we were being followed.
At first I thought it was the Fae, you know, since it didn’t seem like Amad could see them, right? Yeah, so we were walking here from school and I started getting this feeling you know? I saw things at the corner of my eye, like shadows or something. I don’t know, it wasn’t quite like glamour magick that the fae use. I’m not sure who it was, but they kept up with us up until we got to this block.