Sixteen South, the Belfast BAFTA-winning children’s TV producer of puppet shows like Sesame Tree, Big City Park, Big and Small and Pajanimals (see September post visiting the set) is searching for the voice of the lead character of their new animated show Driftwood Bay.
Lily is a gung-ho free-spirited five year old who is as rough and tumble as she is sweet and cute. A real tomboy, Lily loves living on an island and is most at home outdoors. She loves getting her hands dirty, getting sand and salt water in her hair, shells in her pockets and mud on her boots.
Independent, with a curious mind and a lively imagination, Lily is very enthusiastic about the little things that other people take for granted, seeing things others don't notice and finding the fun and adventure in everything. She has an infectious love of the simple things and she never tires of them. A bit of a chatterbox, Lily is constantly talking to her best friend Gull who is always by her side.
With a history of using local talent and craft in their previous productions, Sixteen South’s creative director and executive producer Colin Williams explains:
“We’re looking for a 5-8 year old girl to voice the part of Lily, the show’s main character. No previous experience is necessary, we’re simply looking for someone who can truly capture the spirit of Lily. Ideally with a soft Northern Ireland or Scottish accent, we’re looking for a little girl with a charming gentle accent.”
Two casting sessions will be held during December to audition voices. Children will read a simple monologue, sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and have an improvised chat with the producers of Driftwood Bay. If you can’t attend the auditions, a voice reel can be sent to Sixteen South in advance of the audition dates – details of what is required are available from Julie Gardner at julie AT sixteensouth DOT tv or 028 9024 6775.
- Tuesday 13 December, 6pm-9pm, Sixteen South Television, 7-11 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8AA
- Thursday 15 December, 6pm-9pm, Ramada Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, BT56 8BN