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Animation [Unpaid] "Wayward" animated pilot- Casting Reopened for Milo's Dad
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I'm going to put this note first to be clear: I would prefer POC voice actors for POC roles if possible. I am not a POC myself, but I think having a diverse cast of characters is one thing, but a diverse voice cast as well is even better. Thanks!

Casting Reopening for Dad



Hello all! I am re-opening casting for Milo’s Dad. Auditions will be open for him until Tuesday the 14th. He is a very important character, especially for the pilot episode, and has the most lines currently. If you’ve already submitted an audition for him, you don’t need to audition again unless you’d like to try another angle.


Milo’s Dad (AKA “Matt”) was intended to be first nations/native american (Cree) so if you are first nations/native american please try out! That would be awesome!

Apologies for bumping the topic, I can always create a new topic if needed. Please see the auditions document linked on Dad's description below.

A natural sounding voice would be best for him. He isn't over-concerned or unwilling to crack a joke every now and then, just a little cautions and sometimes nervous in situations new to him. He's an over-worked doctor trying to do what's best for his kid, and balancing a demanding job with spending as much time with them as possible. But due to his role at the hospital being a little more freakishly important than most (his special abilities make him an extreme asset), he tends to not have enough time left over for much beside sleeping--and sometimes not even that.

Certainly he is a man doing his best, but he has a hard time saying no to people who need him.

Oh and all other auditions for characters I should be able to inform you about by the end of the day on Saturday (tomorrow). If I'm a bit late I apologize, it's been a busy week. Thanks!


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Hello, all, I’m Mack, a professional animator (toon boom and flash), and I’m trying to create a new webseries called Wayward, that has been in minor development for about a year now.  I have written a pilot script and am looking for voice actors to fill the main roles.


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Wayward is a show heavily inspired by RPGSs and adventure games, especially whimsical ones like the Mother series. It’s a story about a group of kids who are all potential Questers in this world, recruited by the YHA (The Young Hero’s Association) to join their cause and go out on hero’s journeys specific to their own interests. But not every kid can be a hero, some people’s hearts just aren’t in it, no matter how badly they may want it, and this will cause conflict in the story.

That’s not the case for Milo, however, a good natured but free-willed individual whose ambition sets them on a tunnel-vision path towards their goal, ignoring danger, the odds, and difficulty level. They’re obsessed with space exploration, and they’ve wanted to get up there since they were little. When they hear about a mysterious person known as the Questmaster visiting their town they’re ecstatic. The space-quest page on his website peaked their star-bound interest, and this quest opportunity is also a great way for Milo to spend time with their dad, who is a rather famous doctor in the area and often away. However, while he’s on board to spend time with his kid, this whole quest show has him suspicious there’s more going on.


The pilot episode centres around both setting the story in motion and having the father and child overcome adversity strengthening their bond. This casting call is for the pilot episode. I would love to be able to carry over voice actors to the next planned episodes if the pilot is successful. I do, however, plan on animating a few shorts with the characters who do not show up in episode one, I have labelled them accordingly. The list of characters goes by highest priority to lowest priority. The episode itself is about half an hour in run time but that may change as the production goes on (if need be I may separate it into two 11 minute halves).



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As of right now I’m only asking for volunteer work. This is because Wayward is being funded directly out of my pocket, and made with help from friends. If the pilot is successful I will open a patreon to crowdfund the production of the rest of the planned episodes. I am committed to making this any way I can, regardless of finances, and I’d like to have something to show for our efforts first.

I would like you to have your own equipment. I understand asking for volunteers is a big request already so don’t go out of your way. So long as it’s clean and clear, it’ll do just fine (Snowball and Blue microphones are pretty good for an inexpensive choice). Below is a list of main characters and bg characters I need for this episode. I should note Milo themself doesn’t talk. Think of them as your silent protagonist, though they aren’t mute. They’re deaf, so they do still have a voice, but I’m putting them at low priority since they technically have no lines.

A lot of the characters are POC, so if you’re a person of colour yourself, please try out! I'm not myself so even if you end up not doing that I would value your input if something seems wrong or if you notice room for improvement. 


Info on characters below:

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 Milo’s Dad

Age: 36, M, Doctor
He’s married and loves his kid and his wife more than anything, but he worries for them considering how headlong they both run into the fray. Though he’s away often due to his job, he takes every opportunity he can to spend time with Milo. He’s a sturdy guy, but calm and thoughtful, not strict. He isn’t afraid of his emotions, but he tries to keep himself collected. He’d have a clear voice, not harsh, and with a humble air about him. While this world isn't Earth exactly, I did design him with Cree in mind. A more in-depth description of him can be found in the doc provided. He has the most lines of anyone in the episode and appears throughout the entire script.



A link to his auditions doc



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The QuestMaster

Age: 28 - 34, M, Occupation in name
I have him listed as male but that isn’t a strict requirement because he is a very androgynous character. He’s a recruiter for the YHA. He’s a boisterous, showy, bold person who loves talking and loves his job. He probably has stashes full of glitter stored away for emergency use.  He’d have an announcer-type voice, the kind of person who sounds like at any moment he might like to break into song. A more in-depth description of him can be found in the doc provided. He has probably the second most lines in the episode, and the most monologues. He appears in a large chunk of act 1 and a smaller bit in act 3.



A link to his auditions doc

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 The QuestMaster’s Assistant

Age 24 -27, NB (non-binary), Occupation in name
In a word? Tired. They would always rather be sleeping. Not that they hate their job or are bored by it, but because they’re exhausted all the time and just want to go back to bed as soon as they can. They assist the Questmaster with forms and dealing with parents. I don’t have too much in mind specifically for their voice, so play with it a little. Whatever ‘tired but trying’ sounds like to you. They're genderless so anything goes in terms of voice type. They appear in the Questmaster's segments though they have much fewer lines. They're a very blunt person, being so tired all the time.



A link to their auditions doc

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Milo

Age 12 going on 13, NB (non-binary), space-enthusiast
Milo is deaf and doesn’t speak, so all their lines are mostly just reaction noises, laughing, gasps, etc. They love space more than anything. Their ambition is their driving factor and they’re a big daydreamer. They face their goals head-on, but not without a little thought and observation.They can get blindsided by their own ambition, however, and they never walk around–always through. Milo appears through the entire script.


Milo is a little different to handle. I don't have a specific doc for them as they have no spoken lines. Instead I will list a few action noises here. Milo is a very vibrant person, they should be as expressive as possible without saying a word. Think Toon Link from the legend of zelda for a more expressive silent protagonist, then double it.

Line one: Giggling, laughing, then burst of laughter

Line two:  Growling with frustration

Line three: Getting hit by something (you decide what), recovering and throwing an attack of their own.

Line four: Battle cry

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Leora

Age 13, F, aspiring writer
She may not have a speaking role in episode one, but she is IN it briefly and an important character to the series so if I can find a voice for her, she’ll probably get a few introduction lines in her scene, and a short. animation to introduce her properly. She’s prominent in episode 2 onward, however. She’s a few months older than Milo, a writer, and a perfectionist. Her mother owns the town’s cat cafe and her older sisters work there. She spends a lot of time in the back room, writing. I don’t have too many specifics in mind for her voice, just that she isn’t too excitable but she shouldn’t come off as shy either, just a bit of an introvert (who talks to herself quite often) with a quirk for giving just about everything a backstory. Street cats, passers by, she just can't help it. More info on her can be found in the doc.



A link to her auditions doc

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Alby

Age 12, NB, Lover of all things avian
They’re not in the first episode at all, but they’re also an important character who shows up in episode 2, and some shorts I’m thinking about, so I’m placing them here for that reason. Alby is two months younger than Milo. They’re a rough and tumble type, love running headlong into things and they never plan anything ahead, it’s always in the moment and acting on impulse. Their goals are less clear than Milo’s but they’d follow their friend anywhere. They definitely would sound excitable, enthusiastic and occasionally, their brain gets ahead of their words and they skip sentences and backtrack to explain things. It can be confusing, especially to those who rely on lip-reading. They mean well, though. More info on them is in the doc. Alby was intended as Metis.



A link to their auditions doc



Episode two would also debut Leora’s two 17 year old twin sisters, Mallou and Millie, as well as her mother Lilly and little brother Luca, but they are low priority right now and not in episode one. I have a few kids, parents, cafe workers, etc available, but none are priority and if I need extra voices, I will list another casting call. I am planning on doing some short animations involving the characters to introduce them as well, so those with few lines in the beginning can have focus in a 2-3 minute short animation.

If you are interested in this project or would like to send an audition you can reach me at waywardseriesofficial@gmail.com

Deadline is November 1st

Thank you!

-Mack
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This looks fantastic!

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I'll send over an audition for the Dad within the week.

Signing of Darrell-h My latest Demo Reel - 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxXmsqnU7N8
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Hello! Thanks for all the interest so far. As of right now the characters who are most in need of auditions are Milo's Dad, Alby, Leora and Milo. Thanks!
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Hello all!

First off, I've gotten a lot of seriously wonderful auditions, so wonderful I'm a little bit intimidated by all the talented people interested in Wayward. It makes me so happy to see people interested in my little project and all I have to say is thank you so much.

Next off, auditions for the main characters in the pilot will close on Wednesday, November 1st, that's next week so please try to get auditions in by then if you can, though if you happen to be a bit late I won't have time to look at them all until Friday, November 3rd so I wouldn't mind if you had to sneak one in then.

I do work full time so I apologise if I'm not always available during the day but I always try to respond to people as quickly as I can.

After the deadline if you've submitted an audition I will probably get back to you about whether or not you've been chosen by around the second week of November. So the 6th to the 11th. 

After everyone has been notified the plan is to set up a Skype or discord group to introduce everyone and get the plan all laid out.

Don't be discouraged if you didn't get the part, there are still plenty of roles remaining in the series beyond the pilot if I do continue (which is the plan). So I would absolutely love it if you stick around.

Again, at the risk of sounding redundant, thank you so much. That's all for now! I'll send out another small reminder before auditions close next week. Thanks!
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#6
Hello! Tomorrow is the last official day for submissions, but if you would like to sneak one in before 7:00pm PST on Friday November 3rd, that will be fine as well. The docs will remain open until then. Thanks!
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#7
VERY interested in The QuestMaster’s Assistant! I see the deadline is for today so I'll be sending over an audition later today!
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Casting Reopening for Dad

Hello all! I am re-opening casting for Milo’s Dad. Auditions will be open for him until Tuesday the 14th. He is a very important character, especially for the pilot episode, and has the most lines currently. If you’ve already submitted an audition for him, you don’t need to audition again unless you’d like to try another angle.

Milo’s Dad (AKA “Matt”) was intended to be first nations/native american (Cree) so if you are first nations/native american please try out! That would be awesome!

Apologies for bumping the topic, I can always create a new topic if needed. Please see the auditions document linked on Dad's description in the first post.

A natural sounding voice would be best for him. He isn't over-concerned or unwilling to crack a joke every now and then, just a little cautions and sometimes nervous in situations new to him. He's an over-worked doctor trying to do what's best for his kid, and balancing a demanding job with spending as much time with them as possible. But due to his role at the hospital being a little more freakishly important than most (his special abilities make him an extreme asset), he tends to not have enough time left over for much beside sleeping--and sometimes not even that.

Certainly he is a man doing his best, but he has a hard time saying no to people who need him.

Oh and all other auditions for characters I should be able to inform you about by the end of the day on Saturday (tomorrow). If I'm a bit late I apologize, it's been a busy week. Thanks!
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