'How to Catch a Monster' Directed by Ryan Gosling Open Casting Call

The Oscar-nominated actor who has been known to break up street fights, save the lives of pedestrians, and fight on the mean streets of the campaign trail, Ryan Gosling is setting up to direct his first feature film, "How to Catch a Monster." and he is currently holding an open call for all aspiring actors.   "How to Catch a Monster" will star Christina Hendricks, is a film actually written by the Oscar nominated actor and is set to start filming this upcoming spring, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The film, set in what a news release described as a "surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city," follows a single mother whose teenage son uncovers a frightening and mysterious underwater town."

The film, set in what a news release described as a "surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city," follows a single mother whose teenage son uncovers a frightening and mysterious underwater town.
Ryan Gosling has always showed an interest in this genre of films. For example, his band with Zach Shields often times perform songs about ghosts, and once filmed a music video in a cemetery. This music video definitely illustrates the direction Ryan Gosling plans to have for the upcoming "How to Catch a Monster" feature film. The film is centered on "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."

In order to expand the search for actors in this upcoming motion picture, Jennifer Venditti and Ryan Gosling have decided to hold a an open Casting Call and are currently casting for two different roles. The first role is Bones:
  • "He is an introspective loner with an active imagination. His challenging home life has toughned him, but he still clings to childhood fantasies. Balancing melancholy intensity with an innocent sense of wonder, he is driven by a strong desire to face his fears. Soulful, offbeat and quietly charismatic.
  • Character should be caucasian or multi-ethnic, his mother is white and his father could be any ethnicity.
The Second Role is Frankie:
  • 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 Quiet and withdrawn but with an expressive face and deeply active internal life.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.
"How to Catch a Monster" is a Marc Platt Productions, Phantasma Productions, in association with Bold Films and the film will be filmed in Detroit, Michigan. Check back with us regularlary and we will keep you updated on any new roles as they become available for submission. To apply visit for more information. For all interested actors, please submit yourself directly to You may also send all questions and concerns to [email protected]. Those are the only ways to properly and correctly contact and submit to Jennifer Venditti, who is the casting director for the project.   License Some rights reserved by discutivo   If you are interested in being a part of this feature film, "How to Catch a Monster" directed by Ryan Gosling, leave us a comment below and let us know why you should be considered!

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