Friday, May 22, 2009

Giving Voice in Age of the Zombies

A long time ago, I mean that, a long time ago, I decided my artistic leanings such as they are, tilt toward writing rather than acting. A lot of people should probably appreciate that. The world's been spared me as a performer, until now. But as you know, as opportunities come my way I've been doing a little acting of late.

Not too long ago, I got a chance to do some voice acting. I'll be heard on an episode of the audio drama podcast 19 Nocturne Boulevard in the near future, and I'm Jake in a new ongoing audio series called Age of the Zombies.

I wrote an adaptation of War of the Worlds--$5.95 on iTunes--a couple of years ago, and that was recorded in the usual radio way with actors together in a studio, but digital audio and iPod popularity are making all kinds of new dramas possible.

Vocal talent extraordinaire Glen Hallstrom, aka Smokestack Jones, who's doing intros and reading some of the stories for Fear on Demand, discovered the Age of the Zombies auditions and suggested I send in a tryout. They needed a Southern voice.

So, I sent in my mp3 files, and they asked me to be an ex-military guy in a world overrun by zombies.

The result is available now on iTunes or on the Necropolis Studios website, all for free. Glen's in the show, too.

It's really a cool zombie story, written by Dave Frizzell, and it's fun to play in his sandbox, participating in the storytelling by giving voice to a character he created.

Check it out for a great Romero-esque universe narrated by a young woman caught in the midst of the madness.


8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Get out! That sounds like a lot of fun. I've got to check it out.

Scarlet said...

Well, now I HAVE TO check this out!

Sidney said...

Thanks, hope you enjoy it.

Steve Malley said...

COOL! :-D

Lana Gramlich said...

I'd sometimes thought about voice work...that it would certainly be an interesting job. Did you enjoy it?

Michael Arnzen said...

Awesome stuff, Sid! -- Mike Arnzen

rolandmann said...

That's pretty cool, dude! I guess we'll all be able to say "we knew you when"...when you hit the big screen!

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