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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Too Sharp
Auditions Deadline: Saturday, August, 13 2016 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Audio Book/Play
Classification: Original (non-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: None
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Completed
Completed Project URL:
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 11 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 40
Views: 1487
Owner: tcmaxwell2
Date Created: July 13 2016
Description:
Hi there! My name is Tom and I'm in the midst of writing an audio drama called "Too Sharp".

Too Sharp is about a 16-year-old boy who messes around with technology and small scale engines in his garage. One day, he goes into town and finds that a new Antiques Shop has opened up. He goes in and a long rusty sword catches his eye. He then purchases it, takes it home with him and begins to fix it up. He removes all the rust, reupholsters the handle leather and starts sharpening the sword. 23 days later, after extensive work and continual sharpening and precision, he finishes the sword. But when he goes to sleep that night, he hears rumbling and clattering from inside his garage. He goes to investigate and finds his sword, standing upright by itself and... Hopping.

And so begins the adventure no one saw coming. Follow Sam and his best friend Sarah on a mission to find out Asmithdras' heartbreaking past.
This is the action-packed story of deception, comedic characters, failed romance and a misunderstanding that could spell disaster for the world.

There will be a total of 12 episodes in the first Season (And assuming I can stretch enough material, I may create a second), and the work will be put on YouTube under its own Channel. Every voice actor will be credited in the credit sequence at the end of every episode.

If your cast, please can you contact me on skype or email me. It's not totally essential for you to have skype, although it will be handy to contact you either verbally or instant messages.

I'll be adding more characters as I go.

UPDATE: The episodes will be about 10-11 minutes long because I'm prone to writer's block and If it's good enough for Steven Universe, It's good enough for me! This won't effect anything, just thought everyone would like to know. The other thing is I've got through 1 and a half episodes so far, so I've dropped the deadline forward by a few days. I hope this doesn't effect anyone who wanted to audition, I just don't believe I require another 5-6 day for casting. On a side note, if some roles haven't been filled that I've added, then I will extend the deadline by a day.

Thanks very much and good luck! :)
~Tom

CAST ROLES

Midori
Midori Sam Andrews Sam Andrews
Alex_Tricamo
Alex_Tricamo Sarah Perch Sarah Perch
GhettoTorture
GhettoTorture Police Officer Police Officer
Finn M-K
Finn M-K Asmithdras (Myth) Asmithdras (Myth)
Lipbomb
Lipbomb Little Girl Little Girl
bll100
bll100 Little Girl's Mother Little Girl's Mother
bll100
bll100 Sam's Mum Sam's Mum
Amilialeigh1221
Amilialeigh1221 Antiques Shop Keeper (Mary) Antiques Shop Keeper (Mary)
o.tsen
o.tsen Doctor Price Doctor Price

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Sam Andrews



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Name: Sam Andrews
Gender: Male
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Sam is 16 and loves to mess around with cars, computers and various other tech related things. Hes very kind but can be very sarcastic at times. This makes him sometimes seem mean, even when he doesn't mean to be.
He's the creator of Asmithdras (His original sentient sword, which is pronounced Ass-Myth-Drass, but then later shortened to Myth). He isn't great and talking on the phone and instead of good he normally says "Awesome Sauce".
His voice sounds more like a 17 year old than a 16 year old, Not too deep but not too high pitched. Just right :)
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"That my friend, is a Myth"
Line 2:
"A Sentient Sword. Don't tell me you've never seen one!? (Sarcastically talking to a police officer)"
Line 3:
"Tell me, If you were a sword, what would be YOUR main purpose in life?"

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Midori
on Jul 22 2016

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Sarah Perch



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Name: Sarah Perch
Gender: Female
Age: Teenager
Characteristics/Notes:
Sarah is Sam's best friend. They grew up together in the small village of Terina.
She isn't quite as good at mechanics and technology, and she pretty much relises on Sam to use the computer when she needs to do school projects. This is more or less the foundation of their relationship. She and him have a definitive brother-sister bond.

She's very interested in what Sam does, but doesn't pretend to understand any of it. Her strong point is playing the Viola and is pretty much a musical prodigy. She is also very good at manipulating sam into what she wants to do.

Her voice is a medium high sweet sounding voice, hence she can be very manipulative with Sam.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"C'mon Sam, we gotta go to school!"
Line 2:
"Why do I get the feeling your not telling me everything... (Suspicious)"
Line 3:
"OH MY GOSH IT'S MOVING BY IT'S SELF! (Shouting/Screaming)"

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Alex_Tricamo
on Jul 13 2016

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Police Officer



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Name: Police Officer
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
This character is a mix between a Main and a Minor character. He's pretty integral to the story line and pops up a few times, but he only gets a few lines at a time.

He is your typical stereo typical cop. His motives are pretty obvious.

He points Sam towards the new Antiques Shop, pops in from time to time in the neighbor hood and in the end of the season, does something pretty amazing.

He's got a deep-ish voice.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hey, if your looking for something to do, I've been asked to point people in the direction of that Antiquities shop down Four Lanes Street by it's owner. May be of some used to ya."
Line 2:
"Kid! Do you know what the heck is going on here! I've got people saying a sword is attacking people by it's self!"
Line 3:
"Uh, well, I guess, chopping stuff?"

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GhettoTorture
on Aug 3 2016

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Asmithdras (Myth)



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Name: Asmithdras (Myth)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Asmithdras (Shortened to Myth in episode 1) is a sentient (Alive) sword created in 1895 in Northhampshire England, wound up in an Antiques Shop, then overhauled and accidentally made sentient by Sam. His main purpose is to serve Sam and defeat his foes. He spends most of his time training chopping apples off an apple tree in Sam's backyard. He goes on a adventure later on in the series. This doesn't bode well for the citizens in the neighboring city of Talsk (Pronounced Tal-Sck).

He has the voice of an mid pitched adult male.
If I could tell you what he sounded a lot like, it would be Jarvis from Iron Man. He would talk like a butler.
He can be very blunt at times, seeing as his life experience is pretty much nothing, being born only a few days ago.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hello there Master. My name is Asmithdras. I am a sword of the Royal Navy."
Line 2:
"I don't understand my Master; How can Sauce be awesome?"
Line 3:
"Of course Master, I shall call you Sir from now on."

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Finn M-K
on Aug 8 2016

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Little Girl



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Name: Little Girl
Gender: Female
Age: Child
Characteristics/Notes:
She is a minor character and won't show up for a while. She only says a few lines in 2 episodes.

She is around 8 years old, and is one of the civilians of Talsk. Her and her mother are caught up in a massacre at the 'Hands' of Myth's misunderstanding.

She has a high pitched voice.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Mommy! Where are you!? (Frightened and screaming/shouting)"
Line 2:
"Why is the sword making people die mommy?"
Line 3:
"Ahhhhh!!! (Frightened screaming)"

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Lipbomb
on Aug 8 2016

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Little Girl's Mother



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Name: Little Girl's Mother
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
This is the mother of the Little Girl Above. She is also at the Crisis in Talsk.
She again is a minor character.

Shes essentially clutching her child as buildings fall around her and people are dying in the streets.

I'm sort of thinking a loving Motherly voice for her. She'll try to conceal how scared she is.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I'm here baby! (Trying to stay calm in the madness as buildings collapse)"
Line 2:
"I don't know honey... I don't know... (On the verge of crying)"
Line 3:
"Ahhhhh!!! (Frightened screaming)"

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bll100
on Jul 31 2016

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Narrator



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Name: Narrator
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
This role is crucial to story telling. The person cast will have lots of lines regarding place and descriptions.

I'm not fussed if your Male Or Female, just as long as you can make things sound dark and mysterious :)
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hidden behind the great green mountains of Valour, the sweet village Terina laid sleeping."
Line 2:
"Sam was your stereotypical boy. Oblivious to the world around him, and with only a few things on his mind: Cars, computers and girls. He would fix engines, play computer games and chase down every girl he came in contact with. Rather rude if I do say so myself."
Line 3:
"As the wind swept through the trees, the mist cleared and a large house with broken windows presented it's self to the Pair."

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Frank_Furtado
on Jul 14 2016

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Sam's Mum



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Name: Sam's Mum
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
It's a relatively minor part.

Feel free to make this one your own. You have my full permission to make this character as overwhelmingly amazing or underwhelmingly boring as you like :D
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Samuel James Barnaby Andrews, would you PLEASE leave the house at least ONCE this summer! I refuse to let you lay horizontal in your room watching Anime while the sun is out for all 8 weeks of summer!"
Line 2:
"If you don't shift it, I'll send your job application to Mcdonalds. (Through gritted teeth)"
Line 3:
"... How'd you make it do that? (Laughing)"

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bll100
on Jul 31 2016

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Antiques Shop Keeper (Mary)



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Name: Antiques Shop Keeper (Mary)
Gender: Female
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
She's an the elderly lady who runs the antiques shop, and is Xavier's grandmother. She is a minor role that plays a big part (If you understand what I mean).

Sells the sword to Sam, and pops up at the end of the season too. She also has some very important dialogue and heart warming dialogue.

She is going deaf and partially blind. This is the character you feel sorry for.

I've made an executive decision based on feedback and have made this character a female.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(Inquisitive) Ah, I see you've got a good eye. That's a very old piece. A sword used by the Admirals themselves. One moment. (cracks open a larger, fetches a book and drops it onto a table) Here we go, it's an 1895 Naval Admirals Sword made in Northhampshire England."
Line 2:
"(Thinking) Hmmm... I haven't really had it that long. I could maybe do... 36 pounds. On the condition that your pretty lady friend their cleans out the back."
Line 3:
"(Disgruntled) Well, I suppose that will HAVE to do."

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Amilialeigh1221
on Aug 9 2016

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Doctor Price



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Name: Doctor Price
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
This character has a few lines at the end of some episodes after the credits sequence in the "Next time" Epilogues. He also is featured in hospital scenes and adds some comedy to the episode.

Make her your own.

Enjoy!
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Mrs Andrews, I can assure you that everything will be Ok. It's only a few fractured arm bones, nothing to worry about. We'll patch him up and send him home to heal."
Line 2:
"On an unrelated note, how are you feeling? Are you recovering from last week's Bowl Screening?"
Line 3:
"Good to hear, do keep it up."

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o.tsen
on Aug 12 2016

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Xavier



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Name: Xavier
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Xavier is another minor part. He adds some comedic dialog in the Antiques Shop Scene where Sam finds the sword.

He's a 30 something man who works in the shop. He's the grandson of the shop keeper.

Seeing as I don't know what gender the Shop keepers going to be, either choose Gran or Granddad.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Hey Gran/Granddad, did you want this box of copper kettles over here or in the window?"
Line 2:
"(Sigh) Hi there folks, very sorry for my Gran/Granddad, she/he can be quite forgetful sometimes."
Line 3:
"Eh, itís not too bad. We placed her/him in here so that she/he can shout at someone other than us."

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Tensano89
on Aug 8 2016

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