To celebrate our theme of togetherness, we at Sub Cultured came together to focus on a few of our fellow content creators by spotlighting their work around the web! Today our focus is on voice actor Anthony Sardinha! Read on to find out why Anthony would want to be an Earth bender and enjoys working in his underwear.
KB: Let’s kick this off with some basic stats! Who are you, where are you from, and what is your job class?
AS: Hey Hey! My name is Anthony Sardinha, but more people online know me as Antfish. I’m from Toronto, Canada (though I grew up on a small island called Tobago) and as for my job class, I’m gonna say that I’m a voice actor as well as a producer for TeamFourStar.
KB: At what point did you know that you wanted to do voice over work and what inspired you to start creating content?
AS: Well when I was a kid I used to do impersonations all the time of people I grew up with, cartoons I watched and music I heard. I enjoyed myself and it was tons of fun!
I never knew at first it was something I wanted to do professionally, but I kept doing things involving voice over, like doing the morning announcements, interning at radio stations, you know, stuff like that. I used to make radio plays at home back when I was in high school that I would burn onto a CD and show around to people. Eventually I found this video called, “I’m the Juggernaut, Bitch!” It used footage from the 90’s X-men cartoon and just re-dubbed over it. I stopped and I thought, “Wow, I should try that!” And from then on, I just started making dubs.
KB: You have a multitude of different creative outlets. Which project has been your favorite to work on thus far?
AS: Favourite, huh? Hmm, it’s hard to choose honestly, it keeps jumping back and forth. I loved working on Attack on Titan abridged, getting to play Shadis, that was a ton of fun. Right now I’m project managing the Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged series that I co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced with Takahata101, so getting to write with someone and bounce off ideas was incredibly refreshing.
KB: What is your day-to-day creation process like? Do you have a designated area, a sacrificial ritual, a no-pants rule? Pillow fort, perhaps?
AS: My days are very boring and mundane, haha. I wake up, eat breakfast, browse the web, Check to see if there are any passes that I need to check on, write notes for those passes, go to the gym, come back and do whatever other work I need to do. Be it voice over, podcasting, writing, which ever I need to get finished. Luckily though I get to do all of that in my underwear, haha.
KB: Everyone has a fictional character that resonates with them. Which character(s) do you identify with the most?
AS: I can’t chose just one singular character, but if I were to go with the archetype, I’d go with “The silent rational type”. When I’m in a group, I tend to revert to being a fly on the wall, just taking in information and seeing how people act. I’ve always loved characters like Rhinox from Beast Wars, Piccolo from Dragonball Z, Avdul from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Just characters that are more rational and logical. I can respect that.
KB: Pick a superpower and its yours. What do you choose?
AS: The power to control earth, like an Earth bender from Avatar: The Last Airbender. That’s always been my power. Never gonna change it, haha.
KB: I’m a sucker for guilty pleasures, do you have any that you’d care to divulge?
AS: Oh man, haha. Hmmmmm, I’m trying really hard. You know what. No. Guilty pleasures shouldn’t exist. If you like something, then you like it. If you’re like a goth or whatever and you listen to Taylor Swift and someone says, “Oh, that must be a guilty pleasure”, no, it’s not. You like what you like, you shouldn’t have to put down something you that someone else wouldn’t expect you like to as a guilty pleasure. It’s all pleasure, you like it? Then you just like it.
KB: I love that answer. How about your proudest achievement?
AS: Man oh man. I’d have to say mine would be booking the main character in an Adventure game called The Journey Down. It was my first big break back in 2010, and the game with still going! One of the reasons I loved it was that I got to do my Trinidadian accent for it, so in a way, it’s special to me. Using the accent of the place I grew up in. It’s almost magical, haha.
KB: What sorts of media are you consuming right now?
AS: I’m a big music guy. Especially with metal and prog and all that good stuff, so I’m always on Bandcamp finding new bands that tickle my fancy. Right now I’m in a Slamming Brutal Deathmetal phase so I’ve been searching for bands, though I don’t want to download to much of it, since I listen to my iPod on shuffle, so when a song from a band comes on, I can’t tell who it is, haha.
KB: In the spirit of togetherness, who are some of your favorite content creators that you can’t get enough of?
AS: Jarrode Alonge is one of my favouriteS at the moment. I first got into him when he made his “Every Metalcore Vocalist Ever” video. That was hysterical, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Rerez is another good ol’ Canadian boy that does very high budget Video Game reviews. EpicGameMusic is a good buddy of mine, he does guitar renditions of video game music. Another channel is called UpUpDownDown, created by WWE wrestler Xavier Woods. Just him getting a bunch of other wrestlers to play video games. He’s such a great personality, it’s hard not smile.
KB: Where do you spend most of your time on the internet and where can people find you?
AS: I usually spend my time on my social media site. Watching shows and listening to music. I enjoy chatting with friends on skype. Even just sitting in silence while doing our own thing, I love it. But you fine folks want to follow me, I’m on Twitter @AntfishVO. You can even find my Facebook page and YouTube under the same name, AnthonySardinhaVO.