‘My Friend Dahmer’ Lead Speaking Roles Open Casting Call

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My Friend Dahmer casting call for principal roles.

Are you looking for your next audition? Angela Boehm Casting is now casting lead, supporting and day player roles for the new feature film My Friend Dahmer. Casting directors are casting principal roles. Filming will take place in Akron, Ohio.

About My Friend Dahmer:

My Friend Dahmer, written by two-time Eisner award nominee Derf Backderf, is headed to the big screen. The title is an autobiographical graphic novel that follows Jeffrey Dahmer from age 12, when he was a shy, bespectacled kid, right up to the day he kills his first victim two weeks after high school graduation.

Set in the bizarre world of 1970s suburbia, Jeff Dahmer, a troubled teenager, descends into darkness as his divorcing parents, high school teachers, and peers stand by and do nothing. Told through the eyes of his friend Derf, this is a touching, realistic look at some oddball teens trying to find their identities in the tumultuous 1970’s.

Although there are macabre elements to this story, this will be less a horror film and more a coming-of-age tale of teenagers teetering on the abyss… WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE meets DAZED AND CONFUSED by way of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER.

To audition for a role on My Friend Dahmer, check out the casting call details below.

My Friend Dahmer Casting Call


Please submit to [email protected]. Please put in the subject “Dahmer Casting Session”.

The body of the email should contain the following:
Your full name.
City/State you reside in
Role or Roles you are submitting for. DO NOT SAY WHATEVER ROLE YOU SEE ME FIT FOR. Look at the breakdown and tell us which role you are submitting for.
2 pictures of yourself. Clear candid photos or professional headshots. Just you. We need to be able to see your entire face in the first and full body in second.
SAG Status

If we are interested in seeing you, we will schedule you for a time Thursday the 14th or Friday the 15th of July. Please if you are submitting let us know which day you can come in for a session. Preferable for you to have availability both. We will accept video submissions, but in person is always better.

Some of the roles and details of the film that we are searching for our listed below.


SAG/AFTRA Low Budget Feature Film

Shoot Date: August 3rd – August 31st (Tentative)
Location: Akron, Ohio

STORY LINE: My Friend Dahmer is the haunting, sad, funny, true story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school, based on Derf Backderf’s critically acclaimed graphic novel of the same name. It’s an honest and heartbreaking account of a troubled teen’s irreversible descent into depravity, set amidst the backdrop of a fractured home life and the late 1970s suburban high school experience.


CASTING SESSION WILL BE ON : Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th

Video submissions due by 5pm on Wednesday, July 13th

Call Backs week of the 18th

[ prom queen wannabe] Female Caucasian, plays 15-19

[ Stoner] Male Caucasian, plays 15-19

[Bossy] Caucasian, Male 17-22 Outspoken, High schooler, Dahmer goes to school with.

[Bowl Cut] Caucasian, plays 15-19

[Bridget] Caucasian, Female 15-22. Meek, average looking.

[Bully Jock 1] Caucasian, Male, 17-22. Attractive, nice build

[Bully Jock 2] Caucasian, Male, 17-22 Attractive Nice build.

[Bully Jock Dickwad] Caucasian, Male 17-22 Attractive, decent build

[Charlie Smith] African American, Male. 17-22. Burley. Gentle type.

[Dave] Caucasian, Male 8-11yr. Jeff Dahmer brother.

[Drama Geek] Open Ethnicity, Female, 15-19, must be able to carry a tune.

[Figg] Caucasian, Male, 17-21. Stoner. A troublemaker-type. A pyscho-stoner

[Freckle Face] Caucasian, 15-19. Must have freckles.

[Gooch] Caucasian, Male, 17-22 Bully

[High School Drop Out] Open ethnicity, Male, 17-22

[Kent] Open ethnicity, Male, 17-22. Emo heavy metal type.

[Lanky] Open Ethnicity, Male, 17-22.

[Mike] Caucasian, Male, 17-22 constantly jovial, with a paunchy, short physique to match.

[Moose] Caucasian, Male, 17-22

[Mr. Burlman] Open Ethnicity, Male, 40-late 50’s. Has a twitch.

[Ms. Bowles] Caucasian, Female, 50’s. Limps around class, her metal ankle creaks and distracts, as does her lisp.

[National Honor student] Open Ethnicity, female,17-22.

[Oliver] Caucasian, Male 14-18, a sophomore and the school’s effeminate weakling. Has a sweet disposition.

[Penny] Open Ethnicity, Female, 16-20, plainly cute and keenly observant.

[Psycho Stoner] Open Ethnicity, Male 17-22
[Rock climbing club member] Caucasian, Male, 17-22

[School Spirit] 15-22, Gregarious.

[Shirtless Hitchhiker] 19, attractive fit, washboard stomach. Long, dark hair.

[Shorty] Caucasian, Male, 17-22

[Snarky Slacker] Caucasian, Male, 17-22

[Student] Caucasian, M or F, 17-22
[Team Captain] Caucasian, Male, 17-22

[VP Walter Mondale] – M, late 40s- early 50s, can believably look like the actual politician

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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