All are welcome to compete to join A-list Hollywood actors in this unique biblical presentation.
The Audio Bible Super Production, which found great success in its Polish edition, is preparing to produce an American version. The production has already attached some famous names to it, but to fill the ranks producers are holding open auditions for voice actors. All are welcome to audition in this friendly competition.
Produced by Polish actor and director Krzysztof Czeczot, the Audio Bible Super Production was originally released in Polish. The over 100-hour Polish version of the audiobook drew on 500 actors and 10,000 extras to voice the work.
What makes the project stand out among other such works is the high quality 3D sound that immerses the listener. In an interview with Aleteia’s Polish edition, Czeczot said in order to create a “cinematic audio experience” the team visited Israel to record “the sounds of the spirit of the place.”
“We were in Jerusalem, we were in the desert, we were on the Dead Sea, we were in Jericho,” he said, recording sounds of crowds, people in the market, animals, etc.
The Polish edition was a rousing success, becoming the first such ecumenical biblical recording to recieve radio play. Now, they are working to produce the same high quality recording in English and they are sourcing talent from the laity.
According to the Audio Bible Super Production website, at least 30 A-list Hollywood actors will participate in the American recording. The complete cast, however, is expected to include some 250 voices. Of these, 100 actors will be selected from submitted auditions on social media accounts.
The audition process is relatively simple. All one must do is record themselves reading a passage of scripture, share the recording on social media, and submit their post to the website. The auditions are open until July 15, 2021, at which time they will select the winners.
The public will also be essential to the selection process. The Audio Bible Super Production website will host the best recordings for the audience to vote on. In order to present the widest array of voices possible there will be at least one winner from each U.S. state.
They also make a point of noting they need both male and female voices. The American production plans to have women record half of the New Testament readings. The audiobook will use the New American Revised Edition of the Bible.
The production has already opened auditions, so get your Bible out and pick your favorite passage to read. For more information on how to submit your audition, visit the Audio Bible Super Production’s website today.