Climax Studios have just released new never before seen concept art of Lisa Garland from Shattered Memories! They also have a signed Silent Hill: Origins poster give away going on on their facebook! Check it out! Tell them I sent ya ;)
I wonder if all this recent Silent Hill activity from climax might be a hint at our next developer for Silent Hill 9! What would you think of Climax returning to develop SH9?
The scoop is when I did Silent Hill I was only paid $500 flat rate. They stole my voice for SH3 and my agent threatened to sue and got me a couple grand and that’s it. There are no residuals for videogames -never have been and it’s a major bummer. Video game companies are out only for themselves and to make money. The first budget they cut is voiceover. I have been taken advantage of, knowingly, by many videogame companies, but I’d rather work for a small amount than not work at all.
Silent Hill: Origins Fanfic Novel (In Progress)
Click here to read fatal frame fanatic's (unfinished) novelization of Travis Grady's trials and tribulations in this prequel to the first Silent Hill game. The novelization tells the story of a truck driver Travis Grady who gets stuck in Silent Hill doing a routine delivery. It explains how it all began - the story of Alessa which took place 7 years before SH1. The novel features some well known characters from the first game like Dahlia Gillespie, Dr. Kaufmann, Lisa Garland and, of course, Alessa herself. Travis will find what this misty town hides as well as what is kept deeply inside of his soul…
Who is your favorite Silent Hill protagonist and why?
Q: Who is the loveliest woman of Silent Hill?
Interview With Thessaly Lerner (Lisa Garland)
I had the most amazing opportunity to interview the lovely wild and creative Thessaly Lerner, the voice actress for Lisa Garland in the original Silent Hill. Thessaly gave Silent Haven a few moments of her time to answer a few questions on her work with Silent Hill.
Silent Haven: What was your work prior to Silent Hill?
Thessaly Lerner: I have done hundreds of Leapfrog Toys products, probably prior to and after Silent Hill. After Silent Hill, I was cast as Teen Girl in The Sims 2 franchise. I’ve done hundreds of other VO’s - my vo-focused website with my demos and credits is: www.ThessalyLerner.com
Silent Haven: Have you followed the Silent Hill series since your work with the first game?
Thessaly Lerner: Haven’t followed Silent Hill, but discovered Konami used my voice without asking for SH 3 - my agent sued them & got a mini-settlement. Tiny, but something. I know SH is huge and peeps love it.
Silent Haven: Did you play the Silent Hill game after recording the voice for Lisa? If so what did you think?
Thessaly Lerner: Never played Silent Hill - have only seen clips on youtube.
Silent Haven: Has your work with silent hill been significantly different than your other work with the Sims or any of your other work?
Thessaly Lerner: SH is different in that is amazing how huge it got. It was a very low-paying VO job, no hype in the project; just another job to help pay the phone bill for a month. It’s remarkable how beloved it is. Sims was ongoing - 7 yrs. SH was a 1 time gig for 1 hr.
Silent Haven: Lisa had a very innocent, soft, sweet sound in her voice, was this a character that was hard to voice?
Thessaly Lerner: Character was a little hard to voice, as I have a pretty high voice & they wanted me low, which I am in the mornings, but not after I’ve warmed up. I think they pitched me down a note or two.
Silent Haven: If requested by Konami would you be apart of something Silent Hill again today?
Thessaly Lerner: I love to work, love doing voiceovers. I would love to do anything Konami requests. Please email me about any projects with a budget, no matter how large or small.
To The Downfall of Evil!
Heartsies, Thessaly Lerner, The Ukulady
- Thessaly Lerner is currently doing work as the exciting ukulele playing persona Ukulady! The Ukulady is offering custom birthday & holiday jingles - personalized songs for your special someone who has everything! Ukulady has tons of videos & songs & is working on getting a kids tv show. Please support, enjoy & tell your friends! The ukulady puts up new videos at her vlog:
and of course: www.TheUkulady.com