I am looking for a writer who could re-write / edit voice-over text for a film trailer. This is a documentary trailer about kids and language learning.
Experience in voiceover text editing / writing prefered. Skills of storytelling required. I will take the cheapest, but most reasonable option.
If you are a native English writer and UK based, than that is a plus. If you are a researcher this might be good project for a research about languages and teaching/learning.
Please send a short excerpt / sample of your work - text or a movie clip.
Here are the shots from the film about Taya, they are not edited yet, just various shots and various themes that I assembled in a sequence:
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About the Taya documentary film.
Film Taya is a personal story about 3 year old Latvian girl who lives in China and speaks 5 languages. She learns English and Chinese in kindergarten in Beijing, speaks Latvian with mother, Russian with father and Lithuanian with grandmother. She dreams about showing Latvia to her Chinese friends.
BACKSTORY OF THE CHARACTERS
Her grandfather Uldis Berzins is a famous Latvian poet who translated Koran in Latvian and he speaks about 15 different languages. Mother Una Cerenkova teaches Chinese to Latvians and father Richard Cherenkov is half Lithuanian and Russian and he is a musician and makes electronic music.
THE IDEA OF THE TRAILER
Taya is just 3 year old girl, she is very young and my aim is to tell a fairy-tale like story about her dreams from her perspective, because she sees the world though eyes of the child. Everything she sees has got something magical about it. She sees only good in the World.
THE STORY PARADOX
Although she knows 5 languages and she uses them to communicate with parents and Chinese friends, she is till looking for something special in world, perhaps a prince on the white horse or to build a dream castle or to make a school where she teaches happiness.
She is little bit lonely in this hugh world of China. Shen she is going to be almost 4 years old, she goes to live in Latvia and she finds her dream world, where trees and taller and grass greener and she wants to show this wonderland to her Chinese friends Yueyue and Dapeng.
She has found a little bite of happiness in Latvia, although she has to find the missing part of the puzzle.
Now she is seven years old and she lives in Latvia. She visits Latvian Song festival and really likes the culture that is full of song. She also sings.
THE STYLE OF THE TRAILER
It is really important to make a hook for the audience about this little girl,
So it is ok if there are more questions than answers in the trailer text. So that we can ask what is this girl going to do next, what journeys she will face and who is she going to meet, what is the missing puzzle that she is looking for.
You can combine and include in the trailer two voices – narrator and Taya voice.