Port of Spain, July 14, 2023: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) is thrilled to announce that the winner of its Voice Over Challenge is Levee Rodriguez, an actor, voice actor, playwright and teacher. As the winner, Mr. Rodriguez will receive a cash prize of TT$3000.00 and the opportunity for a one-on-one session with acclaimed voice coach Oluwaseun Shobo. In May 2023, FilmTT launched an exciting challenge that required participants to submit a voice recording of the FilmTT Locations AD script. Over fifty (50) submissions were received, some originating from Indonesia and Nigeria.
The winner of the Voice Over Challenge was announced at FilmTT’s Mixed Up Red Carpet event in June by the Challenge’s Chief Judge, Aisha Manrique. Aisha is a local, regional, and international voice over talent and coach with a passion for sensitizing the voice over craft in T&T. Aisha has voiced various projects for leading brands and she is a strong advocate for the art.
Shevonne Tricia Metivier, a multidisciplinary creative based in Trinidad came in second place in the Voice Over Challenge. Shevonne is no stranger to voice work as she is also a drive-time morning show host at one of T&T’s newest radio stations, LIT102.3fm. Third place was a tie between Tsarrio Millard, a seasoned marketing and advertising professional; and Willie Singh, an aspiring voice actor.
Also, on the judging panel for the challenge were Leslie Ann Wills-Caton, FilmTT’s General Manager; Quincy Ross, a highly esteemed Creative Director with an impressive collection of accolades including multiple ADDY, AAATT, and Anime Caribe awards; and Oluwaseun Shobo, an International Coach and sought-after brand consultant, premium voice over talent and an inspirational speaker. Shobo also sought to inspire those interested voice overs, “Keep pushing, keep giving your best shot. The truth is, someone out there is going to notice you. Your voice has something to offer the world. Don’t give up on your voice, keep giving it out!”
Leslie Ann Wills-Caton weighed in on the challenge and what it represented: “FilmTT was impressed by the quantity and quality of the submissions for the Voice over Challenge. The Challenge assisted in promoting the development of local voice acting talent while enhancing the reputation of the local creative industry. It also contributed to the strategic pillar of advertising Trinidad and Tobago as a film-friendly destination and having a strong workforce of voice actors.”
To learn more about The Voice Over Challenge, visit www.filmtt.co.tt/voiceover. For more company updates, follow FilmTT’s Facebook and Instagram pages: @discoverfilmtt.
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