Voice Director – Come Home To Mazda

I directed the voiceover sessions (both in English and in French) for these great MAZDA spots. My French is good though not fluent, so I scheduled the English spots first for maximum familiarity with the material. Since French typically requires about 20% more words than the same thought expressed in English, the process of fitting the longer French text into the already-edited visuals was a fun challenge. We made it work!

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED – short film

NSA THUMBNAIL

Short comedic film: Two puppets and their puppeteers, on a first date.

3 principal actors + 10 extras + 30 collaborators + 4 locations + 3 days.

8 mins.  Shot on DSLR, with glidecam.  Created with Splinter Unit Film Collective.  Written with Daniel Falk.

Roles: Director / Co-writer  / Associate Producer / Puppet Character Design / Post-Production Supervisor / Voice Director.

Please email stampworks (at) gmail (dot) com for the link & password to watch this film. You can totally watch it!  But I can’t publicly post it online before it premieres at a film festival.  You know how that goes.

BAKER’S DOZEN – a televised play

Baker’s Dozen is a solo comedy stage show I directed:  one actor transformed one puppet into 12 members of a jury.  We worked hard on finessing on the actor’s ability to switch instantly between 12 different comedic characters using changes of voice and physicality as a source of comedy.  The transitions were fully visible, and care was taken to make them both lyrical and funny.

Critical praise for the play included:

“Director Nicole Stamp handles the scene transitions skilfully.” – NOW.

“Wonderful voice acting!” – Mooney on Theatre.

“A tour-de-force performance!” – Crew Magazine.

“Hilarious… the audience was thrilled!” – Xtra.

“Unexpectedly subversive… Best of the Fringe!” – Torontoist.

“Top Pick of the Fringe!” – CBC.

The play was then picked up and filmed for TV broadcast, by Bell Media.

The play also recieved two Broadway World Award nominations: “Best Breakout Performance” and “Best Fringe Play”.

Role:  Theatre director, Voice director.

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ENVIROGIRL – TVOntario

EnviroGirl is a comedic superhero who teaches kids about the importance of conservation. Season 4 was a 10-episode live-action miniseries, with a 7-character storyline, interwoven with comic book panels and voice-over, and each episode included a funny interview with a school-age environmental expert.

nicole stamp david suzukiEnviroGirl was highly praised by prominent Canadian environmental activist and broadcaster David Suzuki, who guest-starred with EnviroGirl in a previous season. Suzuki was the Environmental Yoda to EnivroGirl’s Recycling Jedi, and he even wore a golden cape.

Role, all seasons:  Series lead – EnviroGirl, Character concept.

Role, Season 4 (10 eps):  Writer, Researcher, Post-production Supervisor, Voice Director. enviro