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About Aberrant Creative

Aberrant /əˈberənt/ adj. departing from an accepted standard.

 

Aberrant Creative is a boutique casting and production services company with a focus on scripted and unscripted TV, digital, branded, and commercial projects. The company was founded by Matt Shelley and Francine Dauw, a team with 20+ years of experience in story development, casting, field production, and editorial across multiple formats. They have worked in various capacities on a wide range of projects for Netflix, Hulu, Vice, MTV, TLC, Food Network, Discovery, Lifetime, NatGeo, Animal Planet, and Vh1, as well as dozens of other high-profile digital and branded clients throughout the USA and internationally. Aberrant Creative is committed to raising the bar when approaching casting and production, challenging norms and thinking outside the box to bring the client’s creative vision to life.

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Who We Are

Francine Dauw

Francine Dauw

Francine began her entertainment career after graduating from NYU with a BFA in Acting and Directing. She pursued a career in production and worked as a producer and story editor on several hit reality TV series and award-winning feature documentary projects. From there, she expanded into casting, serving as the casting director for numerous scripted digital series, commercials, and top-rated unscripted TV series, including MTV’s Catfish and Spike’s Bar Rescue. Most recently, Francine was the VP of Production at WIT.tv, a digital studio and talent incubator, where she produced premium comedic web content. Francine is skilled in managing teams of all sizes, and her varied industry experience has taught her how to adapt her approach
to casting and production for any format or platform, allowing her to successfully target desired audiences and meet clients’ needs.

Matt Shelley

Matt Shelley

Matt is a midwest guy who had an auspicious start in logistics and real estate. But the financial crisis of 2008 inspired a cross-country move to Los Angeles, where he discovered his passion for film and television. Since joining the field, Matt has worked in all facets of entertainment including production, post-production, and of course, casting. During this term he has worked on hit series such as AMC’s TURN, worked with local and international brand campaigns from Major League Baseball to Nike, and delivered digital content for outlets such as Facebook and
Snapchat, that has garnered millions of views. Having a unique background in both entertainment and business, Matt uses a collaborative and systematic approach to creative storytelling that maximizes the marketability, production value, and emotional connectivity of each project he touches.

Francine Dauw

Francine Dauw

Francine began her entertainment career after graduating from NYU with a BFA in Acting and Directing. She pursued a career in production and worked as a producer and story editor on several hit reality TV series and award-winning feature documentary projects. From there, she expanded into casting, serving as the casting director for numerous scripted digital series, commercials, and top-rated unscripted TV series, including MTV’s Catfish and Spike’s Bar Rescue. Most recently, Francine was the VP of Production at WIT.tv, a digital studio and talent incubator, where she produced premium comedic web content. Francine is skilled in managing teams of all sizes, and her varied industry experience has taught her how to adapt her approach
to casting and production for any format or platform, allowing her to successfully target desired audiences and meet clients’ needs.

Matt Shelley

Matt Shelley

Matt is a midwest guy who had an auspicious start in logistics and real estate. But the financial crisis of 2008 inspired a cross-country move to Los Angeles, where he discovered his passion for film and television. Since joining the field, Matt has worked in all facets of entertainment including production, post-production, and of course, casting. During this term he has worked on hit series such as AMC’s TURN, worked with local and international brand campaigns from Major League Baseball to Nike, and delivered digital content for outlets such as Facebook and
Snapchat, that has garnered millions of views. Having a unique background in both entertainment and business, Matt uses a collaborative and systematic approach to creative storytelling that maximizes the marketability, production value, and emotional connectivity of each project he touches.

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What We Do

We always deliver the best cast for all mediums, no matter how niche.

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Now Casting

  • TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper starring Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper); a renowned board-certified dermatologist, is looking for individuals that are in need of her help! Do you have a lipoma or cyst? Are you suffering from severe blackheads or acne? Do you have a large growth or undiagnosed skin condition that is negatively affecting you? We want to hear your story and possibly have Dr. Lee help change your life! Email us your contact info, a photo of you and your problem area and short description of how this has affected you.

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  • Supernanny is back on Lifetime! Parenting in today’s world isn’t what it used to be. With the advent of video games, computers, and social media all within arms length of every child, modern-day parents face a new set of issues! If navigating this new parenting world is turning your house upside down, apply today for a chance to work with renowned expert, Jo Frost. Nanny Jo is looking to infuse her decades of wisdom into homes nationwide and tackle some of the toughest situations. If you are struggling to control screen time, as well as other parenting issues, apply today! Send us a brief description of the issues you are facing, as well as a family picture, your email address, and best contact phone number. *Must be U.S. resident.

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  • “Dogs” is the poetically poignant International documentary series on Netflix showing the love between human and dog. Do you have or know of an amazing dog/human bond story? Are you about to go on an amazing journey with your 4-legged friend? Will you be adopting or getting a puppy soon? If you want to share an amazing dog story with us, please email us with your best contact info. so we can discuss this more with you.

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  • Are you obsessed with investigating and understanding the paranormal? Is this your career or a hobby you are extremely passionate about? If this sounds like you, we are casting for a major cable network series and would love to see if you would be a great fit!

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  • We are currently casting couples in all stages of their relationship for an amazing International documentary series on love. Whether you just had an amazing first few dates or have been married for 15 years, we want to hear about your relationship. This series will also be tackling couples who are separated or contemplating divorce to show how love ebs and flows. If you would like more information, email us about your relationship, a photo and the best contact info.

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  • Casting outdoor adventurers, mountaineers, rock climbers, endurance athlete and more for a new documentary series. We will be deep diving into the lives of people who feel a special connection with the outdoors and seek adventure through their exploration of our planet. Please email us about yourself, a photo and the best contact info to learn more.

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