Animation series seeks voiceover artists


BLACK Avant-Garde Comics is inviting actors from 13 years old and above for voice auditions at Life Long College in Harare, pencilled for Saturday, for its forthcoming animation series, Patriotic Force.

Creative director Oscar Lwalwe told NewsDay Life & Style that they had, since 2016, created movements and their focus was now on voices.

“We are calling upon voice artists or actors from the age of 13 to come for voice auditions for the animation series that we are producing. These auditions offer a unique experience to
Zimbabwean actors as there will be lots of fun; educative and adventurous,” he said.

“We started creating movement in 2016 and are now done. It took us seven months to do the storyline and at least three months to create each character. We are now searching for the
perfect voices for the characters in the series.”

Lwalwe said lack of resources stalled the production of Patriotic Force, whose producer is Kudakwashe Jena.

“Although animation generally takes time, we were affected by lack of resources and the desire to produce a quality product. We discovered that we can tell great Zimbabwean stories to
the world through animation. This series uses our English and native languages,” he said.

Patriotic Force is an adventurous science fiction, afro-manga and an afro-futuristic cartoon that comprises eight heroes who fight neo-colonialism in their city called Homesdale.

The heroes are Her Man, Amazing Boy, Electro Bike, Stanley Beefdom, Black Maid, The Anointer, Debra and Tshingi the Old God.

Some of the storylines where created by Elizabeth Masengwe and Shawn Sibanda after a call for scriptwriters in 2017.

Patriotic Force is a combined product by Ngoma Yorira Association, Happiness Matondo Productions and Down Rains Entertainment, with Gènese Group of Studios offering sponsorship.

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