Parody Film Narration
Apr 23 2021
Of all the voice acting projects I work on, some of my favorites are parody films and shorts. Parody film narration, like Hard Knocks: NFL Mascots Edition, which I voiced for NFL Films in the style of Liev Schreiber.
Or Planet Brunch, the parody short I voiced for Cosmopolitan, evoking nature documentarian Sir David Attenborough.
Or the Marvel fan-film Rare Breed, in which I provided ADR (dialogue replacement or dubbing) in the style of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
While the latter isn’t necessarily a parody, all of the above examples showcase what can be done with a great script, professional execution, and a highly accurate voice match or impression.
One of my most recent parody film narration projects is an incredible mockumentary featuring one of the best skiers in the world, Alex Ferreira. Alex was a silver medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics, silver medalist at the X Games, and finished second in three World Cup events. But not only is Alex a world class freestyle halfpipe skier, he’s also a very talented actor. In 2020, Alex teamed with Aspen Colorado’s Vital Films, to take on the role of a lifetime.
With some amazing make-up and prosthetics, Alex was transformed into Hotdog Hans, an elderly “once-was” in the world of freestyle skiing. And in the film, Alex portrays Hans brilliantly as a boastful (and sometimes a bit crude) show-off who was once the king of the mountain, but has since lost it all. While it’s a fine example of the disguise prank subgenre, Hotdog Hans is a marvelously executed story of redemption. And for my part in it, I portray the narrator – reminiscent of Morgan Freeman in his gravitas.