How To Catch
A Monster

Director: Ryan Gosling

Stars: Christina Hendricks

Casting For the Roles of:


Male (2-3, Caucasian or Bi-racial [must be half Caucasian])
A "feral" like boy who is constantly getting into trouble for trying to escape his school and house. Quiet and withdrawn, but with an expressive face and deeply active internal life. Almost reminiscent of a silent film character. Because of the lack of lines for this character, there should be an imaginative quality as if he lives in a make-believe world he created. MUST LIVE IN DETROIT OR WITHIN 3 HOURS DRIVING DISTANCE FROM DETROIT. Identical twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc. are especially encouraged to submit. If cast, you must be available to be in Detroit from April 22-June 21, 2013.

If there are problems submitting, please send recent snapshots or videos with contact info directly to:

You should also be available for a possible in-person casting the week of April 15, 2013, if we are interested in your submission.

Film Synopsis:

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER weaves elements of fantasy noir, horror and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her 18-yr-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.