Join Australian host Gemma Laurelle and let's take the filter off! Here we love to cut the BS and in the process, hopefully help someone else shorten their learning time gap!
From acting, to directing films to being a lawyer in Australia, what do you wish you were told when you started on a new path?
We're up for chatting! Listen in as we chat with guests to discover the hard-hitting realisations in all sorts of careers and lives.
We're a community - your topic suggestions are most welcome because really, we're doing this for you - our much appreciated listeners! :)
Episode #4: Video game voice acting, Animation voiceovers, Voice Summit, Vocal health: BAFTA award winning actress Cissy Jones!
More about Cissy:
Cissy Jones is an award-winning actress, whose voiceover career spans the gamut from animation to video games and everything in between. Aside from winning a BAFTA for her performance in the 2017 Indie videogame Firewatch, Cissy has also cemented her role as a new animation actress to watch for her part as a recurring character in Disney's Owl House series. When she's not creating characters that kids of all ages adore, she's lending her voice to more serious projects such as the Academy-Award nominated documentary Winter on Fire, as well as many national commercials, feature film trailers and network promos.
Cissy Jones - https://twitter.com/cissyspeaks | http://www.cissyjones.com | https://www.instagram.com/cissyspeaks/?hl=en
Voiceover Summit - https://www.svaraproject.com/voiceover-summit
Link to Voice Straw - https://voicestraw.com/
Frog's Princess website - https://frogsprincess.com/
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS:
Gemma Laurelle is a former criminal prosecutor and now Voice and film actor and Australian booking manager, working with studios and clients around the world to help bring stories and characters to life. Specialising in video game character voices and trailers, Gemma loves to contribute to the collective spirit of uplifting fun and adventure.
Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, FB, Clubhouse: @gemmalaurelle
Kevin Powe is an international actor specialising in video game performance, both voice acting and performance capture. Under the Tavern of Voices banner, Kevin not only performs as a voice actor, but also provides casting, directing and consultation services for studios looking for excellent voice acting outcomes. Kevin also creates creates fully-voiced experiences for Amazon Alexa.
Instagram, Twitter & Twitch: @voiceover_au
Jessica Hutchinson is a voiceover, motion capture performer and screen actor. Jess is also a screenwriter and producer, focussed on stories that provide delight and joy for audiences of genre experiences and a stage for the diverse range of voices that Australia has to offer.
Instagram, TikTok and Twitter: @rarelyupdated
Episode #3: The USA & Australian acting markets, O1 Visa, casting directors, self-tapes & breakdowns: Talent Agent special!
Acting Agent, Gina Stoj, gets to the heart of many questions actors have, such as:
Are O-1 Visas worth it? Do USA studios hire actors on a O-1 Visa?
What are the main differences between USA and Australian actors?
What are the common traps Aussie actors fall into in the industry?
What does a talent agent look for before taking on actors?
What skills must actors have to have a shot in the entertainment industry?
- and more topics!
Some of the material mentioned in this episode:
The Newcastle-shot short drama film, 'What If' can be viewed on Youtube.
Australian casting site Showcast.
Australian & US casting site Casting Networks.
Episode #2: Australian film industry, finding money & marketing your movie - Aussie independent director special!
Government funding, muscling into cinema distribution, getting out of jail --- can we add any more in this episode?
100% truth, no filler, sharing the insights to hopefully help cut the learning curve for others in the creative arts.
Mack Lindon shoots straight with refreshing honesty.
More about DUNAMIS production at the Official Facebook page.
Check out Mack's debut independent feature film, Rise, starring Martin Sacks and Nathan Wilson, on Youtube and Google Play.
Follow Gemma Laurelle's adventures on Facebook and Instagram.
We need more shows like this!
Let’s be real, inspirational shows are great and all, but the shows, like this one, that actually answer your unanswered questions and questions maybe you didn’t even know you had! are what’re going to make us successful in this world. Highly recommend!