Acting SHOWREELS FROM SCRATCH – Written, Filmed & Edited in London
Here is where I’ll explain the whole process from beginning to end. I am not a ‘showreel service’ like many of those out there. I am a writer/director/editor; with over ten years experience in the industry. I am actively producing my own projects consistently (like my web-series ‘Sally the Life Coach‘). As well as that; I create showreel content for actors.
To give you a taster of what I do, here is a reel of my reels.
That’s where I come in. If you’re just starting out, or maybe you’re just out of drama school, I write scenes for you that capture all that fresh talent which you’ve not had the opportunity to showcase; yet. A showreel can get you seen by directors who are casting, it can get you the foot in the door with an agent.
Or if you’re already an experienced actor; I can help shift your image; show people that you can do something different to what everyone expects of you. Maybe you’re stuck in comedy when you want to be in serious dramas. Maybe you’re stuck in serious dramas when you desperately want to make people laugh.
Why work with me?
Because I love doing this! This isn’t one of those services where you roll in for ten minutes in a dull cold studio and action is yelled. This is a personal service that I am proud of. I will write scenes that are PERFECT for you. Either using actors you know or actors I access who want to be in fresh scenes; we put together great material.
Here are some more examples of scenes I’ve written, directed and edited for showreels.
Custom made to suit you.
The important thing is that a reel is unique to you. Each performer is different. The industry will often try to pigeonhole you, ‘The Pretty Blonde’, ‘The Evil Foreign Guy’, ‘The Sensitive Best Friend’. I try to both support that (to show you can do it) and break you free from it (by doing other scenes which show your versatility).
If you already have lots of footage and you only want a scene or two added to your reel — we can do that too, whatever works!
I think what makes a good showreel is simplicity. It’s not about fireworks, it’s about believable performances. Scenes where your characters get involved in the conflicts we face in life – I think it’s better to show you with a pinch of realism and subtlety than over-the-top soap-operatic acting!
Here’s a recent interview with me about reels.