The fourth audio promo of The Starriest Summer, with Elissa Park as Dreana and River Kanoff as Wolf!
For this set of auditions, Dreana and Wolf were the two newbies that needed voices. Both of them were pretty difficult to cast.
Dreana was the only character for whom I had to hold callbacks, because the voices I heard were so good and it was difficult to determine who brought the best to the character! Each actress gave different nuances, and I had to ask for help to narrow down the one voice. Huzzah! In the end, I cast Elissa (also known as Adoxographist). A lot of the other voices I was considering sounded a bit too young, and though Dreana can be girlish and immature, I needed a more mature, cool, bossy voice to offset Michelle. I think she did a great job and I can’t wait to do more with her :3
Wolf–despite having the least lines of all the characters open for auditions–got the most auditions. Again, it was difficult narrowing him down, but with some help from my buddies, I avoided holding callbacks. (Also, maybe I really wanted an excuse to work with River.) Though Wolf can be super childish, I liked the texture in River’s voice. I wanted Wolf to have an Australian accent because he grew up in Tyrique, and I imagined them having a harsher accent because of how secluded they are from the rest of civilization.
I chose this scene because 1) I wanted to bring life to Dre and Wolf :P, and 2) I needed a scene that showed that it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows to Michelle. The people Michelle meets when she first comes to Starrs are super friendly and, for the most part, welcoming. I wanted to show the view of the other side of the world, away from the privileged Arriscyleans and all their desserts, tea, and frilly dresses.
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