Kite fighting!? Ancient Alpha Spirits!? Secret organizations that are up to no good!? Lyric and friends are about to have their hands full in Amadi Brands‘ new manga and anime inspired podcast serial, Alpha Kite. With the very first chapter premiering on April 14th, we figured it was time for you to meet the talented individuals who will be lending their voices to help bring this fiction podcast to life!
Joy is deeply passionate about empowering underrepresented people in entertainment and technology. As a celebrated voiceover artist and storyteller, she has drawn over 10M views to her original digital comedy content and countless more to inclusion-centered marketing campaigns globally. She holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Santa Clara University and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Previously, Joy has spoken through many brands, inc. Facebook, Star Wars, thredUP and NAACP Image Awards. Her work has been featured on Los Angeles Times, AdWeek, AfroTech, Refinery 29, Deadline, Afropunk and more. Learn more at joyofodu.com
Kenny Nguyen is a 25 year old actor and creator from Sacramento, CA. He has a lot of fun hobbies like dancing, modeling, eating, martial arts, watching movies, etc. The most interesting thing about him is that he loves eating food as much as he love helping people and making them happy.
Lauren is a young Asian-American voice actress who is also balancing her life as a full time high school student. She’s been acting and performing onstage since she was 6 and recently started voice acting in 2021.
Dane is an actor based in Arizona. He graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in 2019, and has worked professionally with Lyric Rep and Utah Shakespeare Festival. He also has voiceover experience in indie games, animation, and audiobook narration.
Ginger is voice over artist and stay at home mom. She is a former character performer at Walt Disney World and now enjoys lending her voice to podcasts, video games, and animated characters. Ginger studied voice over with Edge Studio and enjoys taking classes whenever she can from Real Voice LA, Extra Terrible, and Strawberry Hills Studio. Her voice can be heard in the award-winning podcast “Earth Eclipsed”, the upcoming animated podcast “Storm Chasers”, and as the main character in the video game “Hanako’s Flower Shop.” In her free time … wait…what is that again? Hold on, I’ve got a toddler on the potty. Ahem, she is thrilled to join the cast of Alpha Kites doing what she does best… being a mom.
Involved in improv and theatre since a wee tot, Nathan has always held a strong passion for acting. In 2014 Nathan started pursuing acting formally with a focus on voice over. Beyond Nathan’s voice over career, he is as well a trained martial artist with experience in multiple styles; most prominently Muay Thai.
Raina Kitchen is an active member of Toronto’s film industry, with various credits in film, TV, voice over, and motion capture performance. Raina is best known for her role as Vanessa in “Untold Stories of the ER ” and Barb in “An Unexpected Killer.” Just recently, Raina landed 3rd place in the World Monologue Games Regional Finals – the world’s biggest acting event featuring the top performers from around the globe. When she isn’t on set, Raina likes to stay creative by filming skits for her YouTube channel, “Raina’s Acting Studio.” Raina is honoured to be joining the cast of Alpha Kite, and working alongside Amadi Brands to bring this amazing story and character to life!
Paris is a multi-talented voice actor, singer, musician, story crafter, creative, what-have-you. Born and raised in New York City, he spent most of his formative years in front of crowd after crowd, developing one vocal talent after the next. With over 10 professional years behind an eclectic collective of skills, training, and expertise at his disposal, he puts forth exuberant effort into everything he does – whether it’s becoming a character, crafting a narrative, performing on-stage, or simply being a supportive friend. While Paris may be many things, above all else,
Paris is a city – one filled to the brim with stories to tell.
Alpha Kite follows a group of teenagers on a journey to become the greatest kite fighters in the world. Quickly falling into trouble as twisted crooks discover rare Alpha spirits that they have mysteriously obtained, the group of friends must try to stay out of harm’s way, all while taking down the competition to become champion kite fighters.
Alpha Kite will be released on all the major podcast platforms like Spotify and Apple, as well as released on our YouTube channel. Make sure you’re subscribed so you are notified!
Learn more about Amadi Brands and stay tuned for new releases!