Actor Showreel Questions Answered

Just a quick follow up to my showreels article a few days back. I was asked a bunch of questions on Twitter and in email – the ones that required a longer answer I thought I’d answer in more depth here. As a US actor now also starting work in Europe, I would like your […]

A dialogue with my Inner-Critic

Creativity is difficult. When it flows, it feels easy, joyful. But sometimes, in fact, often – you find yourself competing with the multiple voices in your head. It’s easy to get trapped by the inner-critic in your brain. The critical voice that shuts you down speaks with such a strong sense of authority that you […]

Showreels from Scratch Service during Covid 19

Hope you are all keeping healthy. I don’t need to tell you how strange these recent weeks have been, because it’s been unusual for everyone! Naturally, there have been some changes to how I am doing business and I am writing this blog to outline them. Initial Consultation Meetings. Traditionally I tend to meet clients […]

Online Screen Acting Workshop/Classes

The online screen-acting workshop is a two week, one-to-one collaboration, where I work with actors on their screen acting craft. In this brand new course: -I will provide you with script material to work from. -You film material on your own camera/phone. -I provide feedback and analysis of your performances. -We work together for two […]

The Experimental Solo Showreel Project

Last week I was sitting in a visitors lounge at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, allowing my mind to drift away from the loved one I was there to visit, re-focusing on my work back in London, on films and showreels. View this post on Instagram Editing suite for the week. A post […]

10 Tips for Self-Tapes

I used to offer a service for self-tape auditions. I stopped doing it because I believe a self-tape is best when it’s done exactly how it’s named; as a SELF-tape. A self-tape doesn’t need to be polished and shot perfectly. A casting director doesn’t want to think you agonised over it for twelve hours, nor […]

Screen Acting Workshop

Earlier this week I put out a tweet offering a free screen acting workshop for four actors on February 17th. I didn’t expect it to blow up in the way it did, the interest has been huge. I've learned a lot about screen acting from 15 years of short film directing and through my showreels […]

Thank you 2019

It’s been another great year of showreel shooting. Worked with very talented, enthusiastic performers — from those new to the industry to the very experienced. Have made new friends and reconnected with old ones. Very thankful for the small role I play in the advancement of actors careers. Thanks to everyone I’ve worked with over […]

How Can You Make a High Quality Acting Showreel?

I’ve been creating showreels for a long time now and continually find that no advice stays true forever. You’ve all heard these: Never use scenes that are shot from scratch! Keep reels under two minutes! Don’t start a reel with two people of the same gender! Show as much range as possible! Use scenes where […]