Michelle Sundholm Documentary Voice Over
You started with a story that moved you. You couldn’t get enough of it – you had to know everything you could about it. You scoured over research, learning all the intricacies of your subject, finding humanity, commonality, or amazing previously undiscovered gems, piecing together a fascinating tale you couldn’t wait to tell. So you went about making a documentary centered on this story – you outlined how you’d tell it, you decided on budgets, found interested backers, made a shot list and shot the footage and crafted the perfect script.
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At this point in getting your film in front of the world, you now need the perfect narrator, one who can capture your audience’s attention, draw them into the world you’ve documented and share the story. You need an experienced storyteller. You need Michelle Sundholm.
Michelle Gives Documentarians a Voice
“Take me somewhere I have never been, show me something I have never seen, let me meet people I would never have a chance to meet and show me the world from their perspective.”
–Adam Symansky, producer (Reel Injun, Roadsworth: Crossing the Line).
As an adept voice over actor, Michelle has an authentic, confident and real personality that connects with audiences and takes them on a journey with you. Her easy facility with tone, timber, pitch and tempo gives her a wide pallet to paint from when giving your documentary a voice. And her natural charisma, charm and presence help capture the tone and meaning of your script vocally. Michelle understands that a good documentary leads the audience to an emotional response to the subjects of your film, and her voice over delivers that response.
Thanks to a long career as a voice over actor, Michelle can quickly dial into any story, identify the moments of exposition or drama, and bring a seasoned professionalism to your work together. A director’s dream, she can move with ease between desired moments, from embracing the anguish, ordeal, hope or joy of others to remaining a neutral observer, allowing the audience to have their own emotional journey through your story.
Voice Over That Gets To The Core of Your Documentary Subject
A great documentary crafts a compelling cinematic portrait of the heart and soul of people’s lives and inspires us to see the world with greater clarity and compassion. Great documentaries remind us that our lives are complex, tragic, funny and magnificent and that it’s always worth waking up for another kick at the can.
–Garry Beitel, director (The Socalled Movie, Nothing Sacred)
No matter the format – feature length film, documentary short, etc. – it’s the subject matter that held your attention and inspired your pursuit. Michelle brings just the right dash of individuality to underscore your story. Her easy collaboration style means Michelle is on your team – just as invested in making your project shine. This team spirit was especially apparent when she narrated a documentary about Estee Lauder. Not only was Michelle inspired and honored to get to the core of the story of this ambitious, persistent and powerful woman, but the group of executives that put the documentary together came to know Michelle as a partner in their storytelling, even hosting her at the NYC headquarters and celebrating the project’s success.
That is because, much like Estee Lauder herself, Michelle believes in hard work, persistence and passion for her work. Michelle firmly believes in teamwork, clear communication and close collaboration with her clients. She works hard to craft a compelling tale told via storytelling style by a strong, believable voice over character.
Broadcast-Quality Professional Audio for Your Story
Michelle makes collaborating easy, fun and productive. Working with her much sought after sound engineer and husband Steve means Michelle provides superior broadcast-quality professional audio from their custom-designed and built studio and sound isolation booth. From there she can use Source Connect, ISDN, Skype, Zoom, and other remote collaboration tools to partner with literally any documentary team in the world.
With the same dedication and attention to delicious detail that Michelle employs to craft the perfect homemade vanilla caramel she sends to clients as a treat, she treats your documentary narration project as if it was her own creation. She understands the meaning of “labor of love” and how much work goes into creating something extraordinary.
Michelle knows what life can be like for a busy documentarian. She herself is a performer, entrepreneur, wife and a mom of two talented sons who also do voice over. Before getting into voice over and building that business, Michelle worked in various eclectic and creative positions where she needed to combine creative and business skills. She knows first hand what inspires audiences and filmmakers alike – the ability to connect, influence and share important stories about people in all walks of life. She knows that in the end, what makes a good story is the humanity and commonality it lays bare for the world to enjoy.
Use the Contact form and start a conversation about your next documentary project with Michelle today!