If you’ve got a few hours, you can give a character from an Amazon Studios script a voice, put it out there for the world to enjoy, and maybe even hear yourself in a test movie version of the story. And to celebrate this addition to its online movie development process, Amazon Studios has commissioned Star Tracks – roles from three acclaimed Amazon Studios scripts voiced by four talented performers:
- Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia) as Benedict Arnold in America’s Ben Franklin in: The Electrocution String(Amazon Studios Best Script Award Winner).
- Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Dark Blue) as Olivia in Cassie (Amazon Studios Finalist).
- Alison Pill (Midnight in Paris, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as Tilley in Brand New Bag of Blues (Amazon Studios Finalist)
- Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, Archer) as George Washington in America’s Ben Franklin in: The Electrocution String.
Star Tracks, and other dialogue tracks on the site, are available for use in test movies at no charge (just like the Amazon Studios music and sound effects libraries). They’re all building blocks of test movies, the visual rough drafts that writers, filmmakers and movie fans around the world can use to see whether or not a story is working.
Complete dialogue tracks that contain one or more character tracks (including Star Tracks) can compete for a total of $20,000 in awards in August and September. Learn more about contests and rules here. Learn more about dialogue tracks here.