The third audio promo of The Starriest Summer, with John Archer as Gediyon, and music by Jacob Cadmus!
John had auditioned for Gediyon way back when I was doing the audiobook stuff. Like I said in the previous post, casting Gediyon was difficult, but I’m happy that in the end that I cast John, because he’s greeeaaat. Like always, directing him was a blast, but I’m pretty sure my cat kept interrupting us during our recording session and I kept turning around to bark at her. Also, there were plenty of laughs when I told him to snore, and he joked, “The handsomest of snores!”
Jacob came along when I was searching for someone to compose “The Song of the Sea Angel,” which I unfortunately still don’t have any luck with. I had asked Jacob to compose something to reflect Michelle and Gediyon’s relationship, and I love how it came together in the end of this scene with Gediyon’s storytelling. In fact, I loved it so much that I started fangirling over the sound of it when I was mixing
I chose this scene because claren tea is Gediyon’s signature drink. It’s the first time Michelle is introduced to it, and the scene helps establish Michelle’s relationship with him. They’re incredibly warm and caring, but then there are the small nuances that make them interesting. Does she have a crush on him? Does he see him as a brotherly figure? Is he comfortable enough with her that he can treat her like an equal despite her rank?
Anyway, this scene fills me with happy fuzzies, so I hope you guys like it too 🙂
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