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Version 3 - Animated Series

Breakdown

Production Type

Animation

Location

Dublin

Director

-

Producer

-

Company

Ali Coffey Casting

Summary

Hello there,

We are casting a really lovely animated series for a major US broadcaster and made by a multi award winning team and would love your suggestions asap.

This is an animated series for pre-schoolers that is focused on the transition moment from home life to school life. School is the second social system that kids encounter after the family, and the first station in life where they will need to learn how to advocate for their needs on their own, connect with others' needs and include them, become aware of the impact of their choices and attend to conflict. This requires the acquisition of a new set of communication skills, both with self and with others. It's kind of like the office but for 3-year-olds!

Let us know if you have any experience in VO's or animation though not crucial.


We will send sides to selected actors after your initial introduction. Please submit your NDA before sending your introduction. (See audition instructions.)

If emailing please put 'animated series' as subject.


Thanks, Ali X

Production Dates

  • Grace - first date 9th May (6 sessions in total, 1-2 hours per session)
      --- There will be a studio recall for Grace on or before May 6th. ---

  • Barry - first date 9th May (2 sessions scheduled so far)

  • Bert - first date 9th May (1 session scheduled so far)

Fees

Each actor is paid €300 per session for up to two hours—the chaperone fee is included in this rate. For any pickup sessions fees are €175 plus €20 per line. 

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ROLES

Grace

Playing age: 10 - 16 years old

Grace is the sister of our lead and is a secondary role in the series, appearing in 6 episodes. She is aged 12 years old in the show.

Her accent is quite similar to her family: neutral Irish without leaning too heavily into any particular regional accent.

For casting, the production team would very much like Grace to be played by an actor who identifies as neurodiverse as Grace's story is not representative of a neurotypical experience. Stories around Grace do not centre on her neurodiversity but it is a part of who she is. :)

(The series creator originally wrote the character of Grace as autistic, but in further development, there are no references to her being on the spectrum so casting can be a bit broader and is open to those who identify with a different form of neurodiversity.)

If you're a guardian who knows a child who would suit this brief, please share all details with them or their parent! They can email us at auditions@alicoffeycasting.ie.

Audition Instructions:

When applying for this role, please tell us a bit about who you are and why you'd be suited for this part.

NOTE: As this is an animated series, we would like to only hear actors' VOICES in their audition. To do this, you can record a voice note on your phone and upload it to the brief (auditionmic), or, you can cover the camera on your audition tape so that the actor cannot be seen.

Sides will be sent to actors after initial introductions if you are suited for the role.

All lines should have a warm, friendly, natural delivery at a slow-normal pace. It's for preschoolers and so is a very gentle delivery. :)  

****SUBMIT MINOR ACTOR NDA
HERE.***

Important tip: Turn the phone sideways and wipe the lens! Be sure to read our auditioncam® tips for success.

Barry

Playing age: 10 - 16 years old

Barry is aged 12 years old in the show but can be voiced by an actor between the ages of 10 and 16.

His accent is neutral Irish without leaning too heavily into any particular regional accent.

Casting will reflect the diversity of the show and we encourage actors from under-represented communities to apply.

If you're a guardian who knows a child who would suit this brief, please share all details with them or their parent!

Audition Instructions:

When applying for this role, please tell us a bit about who you are and why you'd be suited for this part.

NOTE: As this is an animated series, we would like to only hear actors' VOICES in their audition. To do this, you can record a voice note on your phone and upload it to the brief (auditionmic), or, you can cover the camera on your audition tape so that the actor cannot be seen.

All lines should have a warm, friendly, natural delivery at a slow-normal pace. It's for preschoolers and so is a very gentle delivery. :) 

Sides will be sent to actors after initial introductions if you are suited for the role. :)

****SUBMIT MINOR ACTOR NDA HERE.***

Important tip: Turn the phone sideways and wipe the lens! Be sure to read our auditioncam® tips for success.

Bert

Playing age: 32 - 42 years old

Uncle Bert is aged 30 - 40, but as this is an animation, it primarily comes down to his voice!

Uncle Bert is one of the few characters from outside of Ireland. He is welcome to have any accent apart from Irish. :)

As Uncle Bert is introduced alongside his husband, the production team is especially interested in seeing applicants from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Audition Instructions:

When applying for this role, please tell us a bit about who you are and why you'd be suited for this part.

NOTE: As this is an animated series, we would like to only hear actors' VOICES in their audition. To do this, you can record a voice note on your phone and upload it to the brief (auditionmic), or, you can cover the camera on your audition tape so that the actor cannot be seen.

All lines should have a warm, friendly, natural delivery at a slow-normal pace. It's for preschoolers and so is a very gentle delivery. :) 

Sides will be sent to actors after initial introductions if you are suited for the role. :)

*****SUBMIT ADULT ACTOR NDA THROUGH LINK HERE.*****

Important tip: Turn the phone sideways and wipe the lens! Be sure to read our auditioncam® tips for success.

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