Psychological Horror Short Film
Seattle Art Museum
About the project and the company
The Seattle Art Museum has partnered with South End Stories to create the Constance Rice Fellowship which awards Teaching Artists working with Seattle Public School students through SES program funding to create their own original work. This year Rajah Makonnen, a queer black filmmaker was chosen as the recipient and he is directing a short psychological horror film.
The film follows Aisha, a college student eturning to her small town from college for a school break. Upon returning she finds that her small town has been plagued by Mudmen, bizarre creatures who force one to hallucinate based off their deep guilts. Through dealing with a mudman inside her family home, she comes to terms with an abortion she had in high school.
The bulk of production will take place in Fall City and areas surrounding Seattle. Transportation or compensation for transport will be provided. It will be an eight day production around the weekends of 11/17 and 11/24th with some pickup days in early December.
Location of Audition
Seattle Art Museum main offices.
Auditions will be at the SAM offices downtown. Please come with a short monologue or recording of a previous work if you didn't send one with the application. Please have the sides from your application memorized. Auditions will be recorded. Callbacks may be required for lead roles.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Aisha (Lead Role)
Darren's Brother (Supporting Role)
Church Granny (Supporting Role)
Pious Housewife (Supporting Role)
The Neighborhood Gossip (Supporting Role)
Ellen (Supporting Role)
Mudman (Non-speaking Role)
Mud-Woman (Non-speaking Role)
Darren's Father/Mud-father (Non-speaking Role)
Mud-child (Non-speaking Role)
Preferred method of submission
10/13, 10/16, 10/20,
Negotiable day rate Negotiable day rate
Please send us an email with a headshot, reel/previous work, the role you are auditioning for, and the dates that work for you. We encourage in-person auditions but can offer virtual if needed.
Open to All