So You’re New to Acting and Want a Showreel

So you’re eighteen and want to get into acting but have no training, should you get a showreel? Or you’re sixty-eight, newly retired, and want to jump into being a screen actor – should you get a reel? At whatever stage you’re at in your journey, an acting reel is

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Wedding Goals – Short Film

I’ve released a new short film, ‘Wedding Goals’, starring Stephanie Marion, Durone Stokes and Rachel Keys. It is a documentary-style comedy about trying to organise a wedding when your partner is a football fan.  Over the past year I have really enjoyed creating comedic football sketches with my actor friends.

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Creative (To Be, or Not to Be)

I am happy to say that, for the most part, I have been able to do creative work for most of my adult life. That does not mean that my work has been widely viewed or held in high esteem. And it does not mean that I have been well

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A Day with the Thundering Herd

When you create a project, you never really know if you’re going to find an audience. When I made a set of comedy sketches about the Marshall University Soccer Team, I would never have predicted they would connect in the way they did.   View this post on Instagram  

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The Art of Creating Compelling Showreel Scenes

I’m going to share exactly what you need to do to create a compelling showreel scene. I am going to lay out what makes a scene work, in terms of structure and content, and many of the things you need to avoid. When you are paying money to get showreel

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Daniel Johnson
Writer, Director, Author
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