Short Film "TV Dad" Casting Child Actor

University of Washington

About the project and the company

Title: TV Dad

Genre: mystery/surrealism/drama

Project type: Film Short (~5 min)

Ben, a former child actor, is on his way to visit Rusty, his TV dad from a ‘90s sitcom. The visit turns sour very quickly, as Rusty still seems stuck in the role and he insists that Ben plays along with his false reality. Frustrated with Rusty’s ongoing delusion, Ben cuts the visit short. An unexpected twist casts doubt on which of the character’s perceived reality is actually true.

Shooting Schedule: Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Sammamish. Possibly two shoot locations, transportation to the second location will be provided.


Younger Ben – the “TV son” at the age he was shooting the sitcom with Rusty (variable ages, preferably early 7-12, male, all ethnicities). A quick cameo/non speaking role, young Ben gives the audience a view into the life that Rusty yearns for, and the one that grown-up Ben desperately wants to leave behind. 

  • Bonus: if you have any casual ‘90s clothing that you would be willing to wear for the shoot.  

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We welcome both SAG-AFTRA and non-union actors and will provide an onscreen credit. No compensation available but meals will be provided (SAG deferred Microbudget).

Producers: Keely Wold, Allison Gliner, Martina Coccia

Audition requirements

Since this is a non-speaking role showcasing a younger version of our main character, we really just need a few recent images to confirm that he will be believable as a younger version of our main character.

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Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

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Union Requirements

Open to All

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