A Friend - UW Student Film

University of Washington

About the project and the company

***PLEASE NOTE***: Project shoot date is August 30.


“A Friend” is a 5-minute dramedy about Ari, a queer 20-something struggling with depression and suicidal ideation. To him, Death is no longer an unwelcome visitor, but the person who knows him best. But Death is fickle and refuses to do the one thing Ari wants—make the choice for him. 

Location of Audition

Via Zoom; video submissions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Other details

Project length: Short Film (5 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD
Production location: Seattle, Washington
Director: Finnbar Face-Book
Casting Director: Melanee Nelson
Producer: Nick Stubberfield
Shooting Location: To be determined (Seattle/Puget Sound area)

Audition requirements

Sides will be emailed to selects.

Character breakdown / Project needs
[Ari] [GENDER: MALE or GENDER QUEER] [AGE: 20 to 28]
Ari is a classic over-thinker struggling with long-term depression. Still, his ongoing love affair with Death has given him a sense of humor about it and made way for a warped emotional connection with this imaginary friend. He desperately wants to foist the decision of life vs. death onto someone else-- and Death himself seems an ideal candidate.
[Death] [GENDER: MALE or GENDER QUEER] [AGE: 20-28]
Death is bouncy, quirky, and enthusiastic. He lives in the moment and experiences the world with wonder and fascination. Childlike, yet with the mature understanding that life shouldn’t be taken too seriously. He’s fond of Ari, as they’ve gotten to know each other well over the years. Death has no preference whether Ari chooses to live or die: “I’ll get you eventually. I’m in no rush.”
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

August 11 and 15, 2020

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle Washington

Pay type

Copy, credit, meal Copy, credit, meal

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Please include headshot and resume at minimum; reel if you've got one!

Union Requirements


Equity Contract