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Project Title: Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament
Auditions Deadline: Monday, June, 19 2017 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Visual
Category: Visual Novel
Classification: Professional (officially licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: Paid Work
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: No [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 5 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 55
Views: 1559
Owner: WoodsyStudio
Date Created: March 2 2017
Description:
Echoes of the Fey is an English-language visual novel series that combines the magic of high fantasy with the mystery of the classic detective novel. You play as Sofya Rykov, a private investigator operating in a town on the contentious border between the Humans and Leshin (Elves). While her job is to uncover secrets, Sofya has a dangerous secret of her own: unlike other Humans, she can use magic. It's a handy trick for solving cases – in the rare instances she can control it.

Released episodes:
Episode 0: The Immolation - http://store.steampowered.com/app/585990/
Episode 1: The Fox's Trail - http://store.steampowered.com/app/511320/


The Last Sacrament will be the second episode in the series. Sofya's loyalty grows divided when politics clash over the town's water system. Her childhood love, who also happens to be the Emperor's daughter, seeks Sofya's protection from mysterious threats. But a ruthless politician wants to obtain a fifth drop of the Sacrament -- a forbidden act that is the greatest heresy against the Church--and he will go to any lengths to ensure that Sofya delivers it to him.

MATURITY
This project will have some curse words and adult themes. The overall rating is expected to be equivalent to Teen or PG-13

PAYMENT/ WORK LOAD
- Payment will be $0.50 per line. Lines are categorized as each block of dialogue that appears on the screen at once, and can range from about 1-40 words, typically 1-2 sentences. Payment includes at least two takes of the line, preferably more
- The amount of recording needed is not yet set in stone. Shortly after choosing the cast we will request a recording of expression lines (30-60 short lines of expressive dialogue) AND/OR a small number of fully voiced scenes

CAST ROLES


Katerina Konstantinova Lapidus Katerina Konstantinova Lapidus
Paladin
Paladin Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov

Morvyn ir-Cromadh Morvyn ir-Cromadh

Nadezhda Abramovna Melinkov Nadezhda Abramovna Melinkov
Angelina Amber
Angelina Amber Alma Ivanova Melinkov Alma Ivanova Melinkov

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Katerina Konstantinova Lapidus

Katerina Konstantinova Lapidus
Name: Katerina Konstantinova Lapidus
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Katerina has a kind and empathetic nature, but she also grew up as the daughter of the Emperor during a time of warfare. Her kind nature is frequently in conflict with her need to firmly represent her father's interests and crush her opponents. She rejoices in any opportunity she finds to kick back and behave like an ordinary young woman. She hates being called "princess" or any other unnecessary flattery. This is why she enjoys Sofya's company so much. Sofya has never cared for politics, and always knows how to forget about all problems and have fun.

Katerina will mostly appear as an adult in the story, but there will also be flashbacks to her as a young teenager meeting Sofya for the first time. Therefore there are audition lines for both adult and teenaged Katerina (around 13 years old).

I imagine Katerina has having a soft, feminine, sensual voice
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"ADULT KATERINA (confused and worried): I'm sorry, Sofyuska. I just... I had no idea that this might actually happen. When I hired you... I didn't really think..."
Line 2:
"ADULT KATERINA (angry): I thought people might throw vegetables at me or tag my carriage. Not actually take a SHOT at me!"
Line 3:
"YOUNG KATERINA: PLEASE don't call me that. I'm so sick of everyone sucking up to me. Just call me Kat!"

Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov

Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov
Name: Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Nikolai Fyodorovich Melinkov is the eldest heir of House Melinkov. House Melinkov is one of the wealthiest families of the west and one of the staunchest opponents to Imperial control of the borderlands. They are led by Nikolai's grandmother, Alma Melinkov. Nikolai is the heir because his father (Alma's son) died during the war and Alma's daughter is a church matriarch.
Nikolai never wanted the responsibility of leadership. He is a man who enjoys fine dining and classy entertainment. If he had his way, he would run a theater or prestigious tavern rather than control his family's domain. He also believes that his dying grandmother, Alma Melinkov, is much better suited to protect the family than he is. For this reason, he will use whatever tools he possesses to extend Alma's life and protect the family's interests in the meantime--even if that means breaking the most sacred law of the Krovakyn Church and blackmailing Sofya to help him.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We would like Nikolai to sing at some point in the game. Payment for recording song vocals will be a flat $50. Please include a singing sample with your audition
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You will do as I say, Lady Rykov. My sister has ten copies of this photograph. If I do not wire back to Volgrad with other instructions within the hour, she will send it to Patriarch Arkady here in Vodotsk. However, if you deliver the Sacrament to me, I will destroy every single copy of the picture and the glass impression."
Line 2:
"We are GOING to build a dam, and we'll make the Leshin pay for it!"
Line 3:
"Please include any singing clip here. It's best to include a background track with your voice so I can tell whether you're following the song's pitch and rhythm"

Member Auditions

Paladin
on Mar 4 2017
Audition not available to the public.

Morvyn ir-Cromadh

Morvyn ir-Cromadh
Name: Morvyn ir-Cromadh
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Morvyn is a Leshin (elf) who is all too accustomed to receiving suspicious glances. He has lived through a lot of warfare and grief. He keeps an intentional distance from people, remaining cold or even threatening, in order to protect himself from further pain.

Like most Leshin, he should NOT speak in an American accent. His accent should be British, Irish, or Australian (whichever you're most comfortable with)
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"What evidence do you have on me?"
Line 2:
"You have nothing, or you would have involved higher authorities, already."
Line 3:
"Stay away from me, investigator, or I'll give you another scar to match the one on your eye."

Member Auditions

James Larabee
on Jun 9 2017
Audition not available to the public.
SimMeavorn
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Tristan Raymont
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Nelmario
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
tth7700
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Drrealism
on Jun 11 2017
Audition not available to the public.
RogueHobbit
on Jun 11 2017
Audition not available to the public.
EquaIsNotFunny
on Jun 12 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Philwright
on Jun 12 2017
Audition not available to the public.
ingeniousclown
on Jun 12 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Kyndraeonsis
on Jun 13 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Zeadron
on Jun 13 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Alberto Espinosa
on Jun 14 2017
Audition not available to the public.
SpeakerSam
on Jun 14 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Blackmagebrad
on Jun 15 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Scott Henry
on Jun 16 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Thrift
on Jun 16 2017
Audition not available to the public.
digitalAntMe
on Jun 16 2017
Audition not available to the public.
John Grady
on Jun 19 2017
Audition not available to the public.
khobis
on Jun 19 2017
Audition not available to the public.

Nadezhda Abramovna Melinkov

Nadezhda Abramovna Melinkov
Name: Nadezhda Abramovna Melinkov
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Nadezhda ("Naz") (20s) is smart, scheming, ambitious, and manipulative. She should talk to other people like a cat playing with a mouse. She is bitter about the fact she doesn't hold more power, but ruthlessly wields any power still in her possession. Should have a clean, American accent.

MORE BACKSTORY:
"Naz" is the youngest of the Melinkov siblings. Far more ambitious and cunning than her older brother, Nadezhda is perhaps the true successor of her grandmother. After Alma's daughter died in the Immolation, Alma began trusting Nadezhda with more of the family's operations. Nadezhda, however, thought they weren't doing enough to stop Leshin smuggling goods out of the region during the reconstruction. With Alma confined to her room with sickness, Nadezhda coordinated unsanctioned and illegal raids to stop both the Leshin and the Empire from taking valuables out of formerly-occupied territory. Her plans were uncovered by Sofya Rykov during an earlier case and Sofya threatened her with the might of the Empire.

Fearing repercussions, Nadezhda came clean to her grandmother about her actions. Furious, Alma demoted Nadezhda to managing the taverns (Nikolai's job, which he enjoyed) and turned even more power over to Nikolai, who up until that point had been a figurehead. Nadezhda resents her older brother's new position of power and she believes his pompous nature will lead the house to ruin.

Unlike Alma and Nikolai, Nadezhda has reservations about curing Alma's disease with the Sacrament. She believes there must be a reason for the church limitations and sees Alma's deteriorating mental state as proof. However, she keeps these fears secret because she knows they will interpret her reluctance as a desire to see her grandmother dead and House Melinkov up for grabs.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I understand that these pictures are sensitive and my brother has threatened you with them, but if you put in a good faith effort I don't believe he'll use them."
Line 2:
"Personally, I don't think it's impossible. But I want you to make it impossible. When you fail, I'll handle my brother. I'll talk him into sparing you. Trust me."
Line 3:
"I make a better friend than an enemy, Lady Rykov. And that will be especially true when control of House Melinkov passes to me or my brother."

Member Auditions

Angelina Amber
on Jun 9 2017
Audition not available to the public.
boddah266
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
NaelaNightshade
on Jun 10 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Amberizzle
on Jun 11 2017
Audition not available to the public.
bernaniceto
on Jun 13 2017
Audition not available to the public.
lillet
on Jun 14 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Molly Rae
on Jun 16 2017
Audition not available to the public.
spacecadet
on Jun 16 2017
Audition not available to the public.
OrangeOcarinaCompany
on Jun 17 2017
Audition not available to the public.
CarminaM
on Jun 17 2017
Audition not available to the public.
Arisponsible
on Jun 18 2017
Audition not available to the public.
hillarigrady
on Jun 18 2017
Audition not available to the public.

Alma Ivanova Melinkov

Alma Ivanova Melinkov
Name: Alma Ivanova Melinkov
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Alma is very old (90s) and she has been sick for many years. Both her mind and body are failing her; she suffers mental confusion and hallucinations from the drugs she has taken. Despite all that, she is an extremely powerful woman who founded an influential House from the ground up. She still clings to her ambition and determination, despite everything.

Should speak with a clean American accent.

MORE BACKSTORY:
One of the wealthiest people outside of the Empire and certainly the wealthiest in the borderlands near the forest, though she makes her home in Volgrad (which lies on the west of the great plains, just near the borderlands—a couple hour carriage ride from Vodotsk). Before the war, Alma built up a small family brewery into one of the largest mercantile companies in western Human territories. At the outset of the war, she used the profits to buy large tracts of land that were devalued by Leshin attacks. She continued to do this as the Leshin invasion advanced, playing a long game for when the Humans retook the area. Now, all her plans are coming to fruition, but she is dying from a wasting disease and she has already used all four Sacraments allowed by the church to stave off a repeatedly-resurgent cancer

Alma does not trust her grandchildren to effectuate the transfer of power to House Melinkov along the border or properly resist the Empire, and so instructs her grandson to do whatever it will take to get another drop of the Sacrament of Tears. She had planned for her daughter to inherit her empire, but she died during the Immolation of Onigrad. Now Alma believes she needs a few more years to train either Nikolai or Nadezhda to follow in her footsteps. Crafty and ambitious, Alma is sure she can withstand whatever side effects too much of the sacrament supposedly has, though she overlooks that her mind is already somewhat affected by the four doses she has already taken. Those effects—memory lapses and occasional strange, incoherent statements—she (perhaps blindly) attributes to her disease rather than the cure.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Blackmail! What nonsense. My good-for-nothing degenerate of a grandson should have been smarter about that."
Line 2:
"Don't be sorry for me. Be sorry for all the people who should have had my daughter to lead them into the future. Now they have two buffoons who will raze everything I built."
Line 3:
"I'm not ready to die anymore, Lady Rykov. Get me the Sacrament. Give this land a few more years of a leader that it deserves in this tumultuous time."

Member Auditions

Angelina Amber
on Jun 9 2017
Audition not available to the public.
hillarigrady
on Jun 18 2017
Audition not available to the public.

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WoodsyStudio
said at 2:09 PM on Wed Jun 21 2017
Thanks to everyone for all the great auditions! It was a difficult decision but the roles have now been cast and the VAs notified. Thanks again!
ingeniousclown
said at 8:42 AM on Fri Jun 16 2017
Since it looks like you're not averse to giving feedback, how was my Morvyn?
WoodsyStudio
said at 4:05 PM on Sun Jun 18 2017
@ingeniousclown Nice audition! In the interest of providing critical feedback, I would have liked to hear a bit more flavor/personality in Morvyn's voice. I'm not sure how else to phrase it other than that he sounded too... normal. Still, overall nice job and thanks for auditioning!
lillet
said at 3:01 PM on Thu Jun 15 2017
Hi! I auditioned for Nadezhda and I would like some feedback. :)
WoodsyStudio
said at 4:02 PM on Sun Jun 18 2017
@lillet Hi lillet! In the audition, Naz sounded a bit more fragile and soft-spoken than I imagined. Also there was a lot of static in the recording which would be a concern for any final recordings. Otherwise nice job; thanks for trying out!
SpeakerSam
said at 12:24 PM on Wed Jun 14 2017
Hi! Just auditioned for Morvyn and gave several accents for him. Feedback is greatly appreciated and I'm up for any re-submissions!
WoodsyStudio
said at 9:49 AM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@SpeakerSam Thanks for the audition! He sounded a bit too soft-spoken for my tastes; a bit more aggression in his attempt to scare Sofya away would help.
SpeakerSam
said at 2:19 PM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@WoodsyStudio Thanks for the feedback! I shall submit again via e-mail if that's ok?
SpeakerSam
said at 2:20 PM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@WoodsyStudio Would you want the multiple accents again or simply just one or two of them?
WoodsyStudio
said at 4:30 PM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@SpeakerSam Email is fine! jenny(at)woodsy-studio(dot)com. Just the British accent will be fine
boddah266
said at 6:53 PM on Tue Jun 13 2017
Hi there,
I auditioned for Nadezhda and love the character!
If there is any additional direction you would like to give me for a re-submission, please don't hesitate to let me know!
WoodsyStudio
said at 7:48 AM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@boddah266 Nice audition! I would like her to be a bit more playful and energetic if possible. It sounded a bit like she was quietly whispering something serious the whole time, which fits parts of it, but I'd love to hear more variety throughout. Thanks for auditioning!
boddah266
said at 10:26 AM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@WoodsyStudio Fantastic! I can submit again through email!
Zeadron
said at 2:56 PM on Tue Jun 13 2017
Just auditioned! Feedback is always welcome!
WoodsyStudio
said at 7:41 AM on Thu Jun 15 2017
@Zeadron Nice audition! You'll be in my considerations
WoodsyStudio
said at 3:12 PM on Fri Jun 9 2017
Hello everyone! I've added three new characters (Morvyn, Nadezhda, and Alma) to this project that are now open for auditions! Let me know if you have any questions
WoodsyStudio
said at 11:40 AM on Sun Mar 12 2017
Thanks again to everyone for the great auditions! The auditions are now closed. I'll be contacting the top candidates directly and the results will soon be posted on my website here: http://woodsy-studio.com/featured/seeking-voice-actors-last-sacrament/
Wannabecool
said at 7:45 AM on Sun Mar 12 2017
I Got a little ambitious with song choice but I have been playing it on repeat for a while and felt I had to do it in this voice lol. If you want me to resubmit a more reasonable audition let me know. Thank you for your time.
mystuhmusic
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Mar 10 2017
Hello! Just submitted the audition last night, was wondering if you could give me a little feedback? Thanks!
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:19 AM on Sat Mar 11 2017
@mystuhmusic Fantastic performance! I love the sinister flare you gave Nikolai. You'll be in my considerations
avaandwar
said at 1:25 PM on Fri Mar 10 2017
Hi there! This is my very first audition for voice over work, I would absolutely love to hear your feedback! What did you think, how could I improve? I hope to hear back!
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:17 AM on Sat Mar 11 2017
@avaandwar Well done for a first try! I would suggest including multiple takes for each line in future auditions, trying a few variations for each take, to better demonstrate your range. For Katerina I'm looking for slightly deeper, older-sounding voice than the one you used
mccannvoicestudios
said at 4:52 AM on Wed Mar 8 2017
I would also like to know your thoughts on my read if you're able? Thanks a mil!
WoodsyStudio
said at 4:31 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
@mccannvoicestudios Nice job! I think your audition came really close to hitting the mark. It's hard to think of how to suggest improving it, other than the voice needs a bit more nuance--it sounds fully angry and cold throughout, without hinting at more depth to the character. Sorry if that's a bit vague but it's the best I can offer in terms of critique; nice job overall :)
Kiteera
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Mar 7 2017
Audition submitted, would love feedback as well. :)
WoodsyStudio
said at 6:52 PM on Tue Mar 7 2017
@Kiteera Thanks for your audition! I liked your performance. However, I do imagine a softer, slightly higher-pitched voice for Katerina. Feel free to submit a retake to jenny(at)woodsy-studio(dot)com
Kiteera
said at 5:23 PM on Sat Mar 11 2017
@WoodsyStudio Thanks for the feedback! Submitting my retake tonight.
Kicammo22
said at 6:25 PM on Mon Mar 6 2017
Hi there! I would really appreciate if I could have some feedback on my audition! Thanks a lot, this seems like a really interesting story!
WoodsyStudio
said at 6:49 PM on Tue Mar 7 2017
@Kicammo22 Thanks for the audition! I appreciated the increasing degree of emotions you tried in your takes. Some of the takes fell a bit flat but I liked the bout of anger you gave Katerina in the last take of the second line. I'll keep you in consideration!
mccannvoicestudios
said at 6:45 AM on Mon Mar 6 2017
Couldn't find music but posted just the same -- fun reads
Kayla Ott
said at 5:04 PM on Sat Mar 4 2017
Just auditioned for Katerina! This sounds and looks like a very cool story! Feedback would be great!
WoodsyStudio
said at 9:06 AM on Sun Mar 5 2017
@Kayla Ott Thanks for the kind words and your audition! To be honest, the emotion in your reading felt a bit flat to me. I'm not sure if you practice any theater, but that could provide some good practice for you. I hope that's helpful!
Kayla Ott
said at 3:14 PM on Sun Mar 5 2017
@WoodsyStudio I haven't done anything like that. This is mainly a hobby that I'd like to take further. As of right now I can't afford any extra schooling, so I'm trying to basically do self teaching. I'm just really starting off with a good mic so I'm still trying to control my voice and put more emotion behind everything. ^_^
arakachi
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
I checked out the first episodes and I'll definitely be buying and playing it soon, it looks great! :) best of luck in this project, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:57 AM on Sun Mar 5 2017
@arakachi Thanks arakachi, great audition! I like the emotional range you demonstrated between Katerina feeling scared and worried to getting angry. My main critique is that the recording itself was really quiet and I had to crank up my computer volume to hear it. You'll definitely be in my final considerations!
Paladin
said at 2:40 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
Regarding that singing clip, I'm happy to redo it with something more demonstrative of range if you'd like. It'd help me quite a bit to have you select the song, if that were the case.
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:20 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@Paladin Great audition, it shows a lot of promise! Quick note: Nikolai should have just a clean American accent, but you had some takes in that style which sounded great. For the music clip, could you try including a background track with the song? I'm flexible with whatever song is convenient for you to use, but if you do need a suggestion, perhaps try a little of the "Phantom of the Opera" song?
WoodsyStudio
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Mar 6 2017
@Paladin Also feel free to email me directly at jenny(at)woodsy-studio(dot)com with the song retake!
iDeeVoice
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Mar 3 2017
Some questions on the singing clip:
Can we change the key to something comfortable?
Do you want it acapella or is it okay to add a backing/guitar track.
Should it be unprocessed as is typically requested with spoken lines or is it okay to add a little reverb etc.
Will there be flexibility on the key of the song in the game?
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:04 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@iDeeVoice You can change the key to something comfortable, no problem. A background track would be great. Unprocessed would be best. And yes, there will be at least a little flexibility of the song's key in the game, as it is an original piece that can be altered.
iDeeVoice
said at 1:43 PM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@WoodsyStudio

Thanks for clarifying, and in general responding to people's questions here. It's been great for helping to clarify what you're looking for.
Hangman
said at 3:03 PM on Fri Mar 3 2017
I auditioned~ Feedback would be groovy~
WoodsyStudio
said at 8:15 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@Hangman Thanks for the audition, I thought it showed a lot of promise! I particularly liked the second version of Nikolai's voice you used in Line 1, which had sort of a casual menace to the tone. My main critique is that it sounded like you couldn't quite decide whether to give him an accent of some kind; he should speak with a clean American accent. The singing clip sounded promising, although I'm going to add to the description that it's best to have a background track so I can tell whether you're on key (sorry for not specifying sooner). Anyway, nice job and I'll certainly continue to consider you!
Hangman
said at 1:00 PM on Thu Mar 2 2017
Any particular voice you had in mind for Nikolai?
WoodsyStudio
said at 2:08 PM on Thu Mar 2 2017
@Hangman Thanks for asking, but I'm open-minded at the moment! I imagine his voice as being in the deeper range, but it might occasionally sound somewhat pinched/flippant due to his conceit and high class

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