Everyone in the room winced when the door to the control room was thrown open with such force that it bounced off the adjacent wall. Before it even began to swing back, Edward was storming across the catwalk, his lips white with rage and his hand gripped so tightly around his cane that the leather audibly squeaked with every move. He righted it with a twirl that spoke less of theatrics, and more of a barely controlled desire to hit something. His glare at the scene below was nothing short of fiendish.
“You imbeciles had one job. One job! Strap a human being who is literally half your size and weight into a cage! How did this happen?”
Two of his latest workers were dragging the mutilated body of a hostage out of the blades below the floor of the trap. The other began to gesticulate wildly.
“She caught me by surprise, boss! She got out of the restraints and tried runnin’, only Nicky was already testin’ the floor and she just…fell in!”
One of the remaining hostages suspended above them gagged when a second man pulled a left arm from the grinder, followed by the left hand.
The poor bastard now receiving the full weight of Edward’s ire grimaced at the carnage and spread his hands beseechingly at his boss. “I swear, it was just dumb luck!”
“Dumb is the kindest word to apply to this,” Edward growled. The sound his cane made as he slammed the end into the floor held as much finality as the dark side of Two Face’s coin.
“A doctor at Arkham once described for me The Joker’s state of mind: imagine trying to solve the world’s most difficult math equation while you’re surrounded by six televisions that sit five inches from your face–all tuned to different stations, all rapidly switching channels, all with the volume at full blast. That’s what it’s like to be The Joker.” - Batman: Cacophony
I’m looking for actors for my soon to be animation for the Scarecrow Year One comic. For now, I am going to focus upon only a few of the characters, however all characters are going to be eventually required. I do want to have the whole thing animated at some point.
Anyone can apply for one or multiple characters. I’d also like to preface that gender of the actor does not matter, if your voice fits. I’ve added notes below each character so you have an idea what I’m kind of looking for. These are not set in stone, so feel free to divert a little, however the main characters should stay pretty close to their descriptions.
Characters are listed from most important to least important in terms of who I need cast first. I plan on animating this comic out of order, so I want to focus on
characters that appear the most and scenes that will be easiest to
animate first. This means that I am focusing on Jonathan’s part of the story first, then Batman’s.
How it Works If you would like to try out, Please send me a chat//message stating which character(s) you want and I will get back to you with a small script. (Currently in the process of writing up the draft, it should be ready by tonight. The full version will come later)
You will then have three days to record you lines. However, I am going to set a rough deadline for the Main characters, let’s say December 16th By then, I want to have some auditions in for those characters. Deadline may be extended if necessary.This gives people time to see the post, and record lines. You only need to record a few lines to try out. Please send me an mp3 file or something similar once you have your lines recorded. I may consider a Skype chat if people would rather try out that way.
I would need these character’s lines recorded first
Jonathan Crane (adult): Looking for someone who has a clear southern accent and can sing, however I need you to downplay the accent well enough that it seems like it barely has one. Or perhaps you only show off the accent during the stressful situations? While not required, its always been my own personal preference that his voice be somewhat effeminate, akin to how he was portrayed in the Arkham games by Dino Andrade. Jonathan Crane (child): obviously needs to sound younger, and the accent can be more pronounced. Mary Keeny (Great Grandmother): Tyrannical southern old woman, crabby passive aggressive tone, should also have a singing voice. Marion Keeny (Grandmother): similar voice to Mary, but slightly younger sounding Karen Keeny (Mother): Softest voice of them all, almost tender and with hidden undertones of heartbreak.A much different tone than the rest of her family. Gerald Crane(Father): Gruff/hoarse sounding voice. Charlie (Karen’s husband): Give me the biggest, most ignorant, southern accent you can muster for this abusive husband. Professor Pigeon: Esteemed and intelligent tone, humble (Also including the faculty member here who has one line during his hearing) Jonathan’s Bullies: Immature and pathetic sounding (Three children total, can be played by one person)
These characters are not required at the moment , but I am listing them if someone is interested in participating, but can’t play an accent. You are still welcome to try out for these characters now, but their scenes won’t be animated till later.
Batman: Doesn’t need explanation, similar to arkham games maybe? Robin: Its dick grayson and he’s obviously young, high pitched teenager voice Gordon: same as batman, voice already defined Renlon: Pigeon’s butler has one line. Any butler voice will do. Costume Shop Owner: Semi-southern old man voice Lamar:
Black college student, currently on parole for selling weed. Rochell: Lamar’s girlfriend, one or two lines. Sammy: Forensics worker, appears in one scene. No particular voice needed. Robert Stanton: Student reading off essay,No particular voice needed Bartender and “Solly”: Biker gang voices The Poker Players: Generic southern male background voices Gotham County Records Employee: young black female voice Olivia Dove (Formerly Marion Keeny) & Other Yacht Attendees: Aristocratic/Misc voices
I have no idea if this voice acting thing is going to work, but I’m going to give it a shot. If you would like to follow this Project, then follow the tag “Scarecrow Year One Animated” or follow me for updates. I am tagging some users who expressed their interest in voicing characters. I hope you guys don’t mind. Apologies for the long post.
If you could, reblog this so as many people see. I need all kinds of voices, not just southern accents.