Casting for a University of Washington Student Film, "The Beast of Aberdeen"

University of Washington Film Program

About the project and the company

Production title: Beast of Aberdeen (Working Title) 

Production Type: UW Student film  (University of Washington post-grad program)

Union / Non-Union: SAG-AFTRA Student Film (**Union and Non-Union talent welcomed to submit**) 

Shooting Location 1: Aberdeen, WA,  location TBA 

Shooting Location 2: Issaquah, WA (Sid Only) location TBA

Shooting Location 3: Seattle, WA (Sid Only)  location TBA  

Shooting Schedule: Exact dates dependent on weather and/or actor & crew availability. Roughly: Location 1 – 12/10/22, Location 2 – 12/17/22, Location 3 – 12/18/22

Synopsis: A curse has befallen the town of Aberdeen, or so a restless young man named Sid believes. Hearing his brother Bryan recount his logging injury and encounter with a strange creature in the woods, not to mention the general malaise that seems to grip the city’s inhabitants, only strengthens his case. He desires to leave, but when Bryan dies under strange circumstances, Sid commits himself to finding answers. He puts his desires aside, for better or worse, and travels deep into the heart of the forest to confront the source of the curse itself.


Location of Audition

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM at the main University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA (Further details will be given in the follow-up email). Self-Taped Auditions are also accepted.

Other details

Location travel expenses will be paid for (Gas, accommodations if required), along with any meals on the shoot days.

** Notes: This is a no-budget dramatic student film being shot by passionate, aspiring filmmakers. The generous involvement of strong, dedicated, driven actors will directly affect its success and we appreciate your support. All aspects of principal photography will be executed in a professional manner

Audition requirements

Email your casting submission to by 6:00 pm THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022 ** Include headshots, resume (inexperienced are welcome to audition), and self-tape for the role you wish to audition for (optional, but strongly preferred). (Note: Any actor auditioning for the role of Sid should be comfortable with light hiking through wooded terrain. Both actors should be comfortable in outdoor environments and changing weather conditions, possibly including cold temperatures, wind, or rain.)

Character breakdown / Project needs
Sid [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: Early 20s] [Ethnicity: Any]
Sid developed a bit of an inferiority complex to his older brother, Bryan. He tends to reject the burdens placed on him by his parents, and instead actively looks at ways to distance himself, including running away from home for weeks as a child. He struggles to hold down jobs due to his transient nature. He’s street smart and resourceful, but sometimes selfish, sarcastic, and overly confident.
Bryan [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: Mid-Late 20s] [Ethnicity: Any]
The spitting image of his father, Bryan is a blue-collar, hard working, proud young man who believes in the value of seeing things through to the end. Though he resents his younger brother Sid for giving his parents trouble, he still leans on him when the pressure becomes too much. He has an up-front, open demeanor, but a quick temper. Negative emotions tend to manifest in the form of vices like alcoholism and addiction.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Submit via email to

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract