Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Congratulations Abby Elvidge!


Abby Elvidge, a voice actress with her own custom studio, has become a finalist for an award offered through the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences.  Abby and fellow narrator David Wilcock are up for an honor in the Humor, Best Voiceover category for their work on the audiobook titled Whatever Happened to Prince Charming?

Abby worked on Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book for Straight to Audio Productions.  This project was nominated for an Audie in the Original Work category.  More recently, Abby traveled back to St. George to work on Splat! A Comically Quirky Audio Book which will be released in 2018.

Everyone at Straight to Audio Productions is rooting for Abby and David.  Winners will be announced in New York City on November 5, 2017.    

Check out Abby's other narration work:  https://www.voiceabby.com/about

Click on the link learn more about the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Awards
http://www.postmagazine.com/Press-Center/Daily-News/2017/SOVAS-announces-Voice-Arts-Awards-nominees.aspx



Monday, September 11, 2017

Meet Ty Hunt


In from Reno, Nevada, Straight to Audio productions is pleased to welcome Ty Hunt to the cast of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book. Ty has a full rounded resume, with an extensive background in radio, film, audiobook narration, and theater.

Ty's most recent radio gig included producing several shows on ESPN Radio in Reno, and working as an on-air announcer for a number of radio stations owned by Lotus Radio. Ty has a great voice which he's used to entertain listeners on a wide range of radio formats from rock to country. Ty's voice can also be heard on a number of radio commercials. Check out some of Ty's audio tracks: http://www.tyhuntfm.com/reels.html

In 2013, Ty expanded his range of voice jobs by beginning work as a narrator and producer for ACX, a production networking service owned by Audible.com. Listen to a few of Ty's audiobook samples or find out how you can hire him to work for you: https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A135DMY83IQGSP

Ty's film credits include playing the role of Rusty in Dear George, a film by Emily Skyle which had the honor of being part of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival:

As a well rounded entertainer, Ty has a number of stage credits including work with the Reno Little Theatre, Bruka Theater, TMCC Theatre and North Valleys Repertoire.


For Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book, Ty will play the role of Brandon Spinkle, a troublesome teen who can't resist stirring up trouble in the polygamist community of Zion Flats. Stay tuned for details on the release of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book.  


Monday, August 21, 2017

Meet Abby Elvidge



Straight to Audio Productions is pleased to welcome Abby Elvidge back to our studio in St. George. Abby played the role of Nadine in Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book which is a 2015 Audie Finalist in the Original Work Category. Abby did such a great job we wanted to work with her again!

In addition to a wonderful narration style, Abby is smart, easy-going and fun to work with. Abby describes herself as an actress-turned-Paleobotanist-turned Voice Actor.

Abby has a wide range of narration credits many of which are recorded in her new custom recording studio in Illinois. Most recently, Abby narrated the bestseller, GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. The audiobook received rave reviews, even from the author. “I won the vocal-cord lottery when Abby Elvidge took an interest in narrating GRUNT,” says Roach. “She is perfect for the project: energetic, friendly, and right on the mark with her tone and inflection.”

Abby also teaches at The Voice Actors Studio in Las Vegas and works with narration gurus Patrick Fraley and Scott Brick.


At the moment, Abby is putting the finishing touches on a custom built recording booth by DAWbox. Abby's new work digs are in her home located near a woodland riparian area with a creek, lake, and willow grove meadow. All this sets the mood for Abby's narration work. Thanks to her husband, Chris Tuma, construction on the booth is going very well. Abby plans to decorate the outside of her recording booth to reflect the beautiful landscape near her home.

To learn more about Abby or listen to a sample of her work visit:



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Meet Eric Comeau



Straight to Audio Productions is kicking off production of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book with narrator Eric Michael Comeau. Eric is playing the role of Skitters, a snarky cat who is the wrap-around narrator of the story. Eric's unique voice and funny rendition of Skitters makes him the perfect actor to play this role.

Originally from the New England area, Eric brings a wealth of acting experience to this project. Eric's background includes New Hampshire College Theater, Boston Stand-Up Comedy, video production, commercial voice work, big band singer, and theater management. Eric's other work entails working in investor relations, serving as a rare book dealer, and working as an oil field truck driver.


Stay tuned for details on the 2018 release of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book featuring the narration work of Eric Michael Comeau.   

Monday, August 7, 2017

We're rolling!


Production is underway for Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book by Adele Park.  Stay tuned for details about the 2018 release of Splat!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Meet Sherri Aldred


Straight to Audio Productions is pleased to welcome Sherri Schatz Aldred to our circle of actors. Sherri got an early start on her acting career when she was just five years old. Her first voice-over was a blurb for Suave shampoo: “Suave does what theirs does for a lot less!” Sherri's first grade teacher also picked up on her acting skills, telling her mother she enjoyed the plays Sherri put on at school every day.

Fast forward many years and now Sherri is still acting. Straight to Audio Productions hired Sherri to work on Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book. She will also perform some audio duties for Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book.

Sheri has a warm voice, naturally set in the lower register. She is easy to direct and has the best annunciation. Working with Sherri is truly a pleasure!

In addition to her work at Straight to Audio Productions, Sherri also does voice-overs for DG Films and Lifestar of St. George. Sherri's audio background includes a six year stint at Yldsr.com, an internet radio station. “It's always great to go to work in your own studio,” Sherri explains, “possibly in your jammies!”

As passionate about her work as Sherri is, she gets the most fulfillment and joy from her family. With 5 fantastic children and 6 grandchildren, Sherri revels in time spent with her family. She considers it a true miracle to be married to her high school sweetheart for 35 years, and she loves him more everyday!

Sherri's other interests include singing, Zumba, travel, outdoor activities, painting and music. As if all this isn't enough to keep her busy, Sherri is certified in Emotion Code Healing and Feng Shui.


It's great to have Sherri Aldred aboard at Straight to Audio Productions as we begin recording Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book.