Filmed Showreels from Scratch – Summer 2019

A showreel from scratch is the essential tool you need to find the right agent, to get seen by the top casting directors – and to give filmmakers a real sense of who you are and what you can do. I have been working with actors for over fifteen years and am passionate about creating […]

Showreels from Scratch for Actors in London – New Clips

New Showreel from Scratch Scenes Written, directed and edited by Daniel Johnson. It’s that time of year again – the time when I compile a bunch of my favourite showreel scenes from recent shoots and then share them. I am lucky that I get to work with such terrific actors – I love writing material […]

Showreel from Scratch Scripts

Having a good script for your showreel scene is absolutely crucial. What you are doing, of course, is making something that feels like it’s a scene from a TV show or movie, but there are ways in which they are different. That’s why when an actor plucks a random scene out of their favourite TV […]

Comedy Showreel Scenes from Scratch

Showreels are often a depressing place, full of dark and serious scenes. That’s fine of course, but don’t forget you can also have a lot of silly fun. Here’s a sampling of my comedy showreel scenes from the past few months.   Not every actor is comfortable with comedy, but if it’s a part of […]

Showreels Interview | Tips and Advice for Actors

Last week I filmed an interview for my website about showreels and how they help upcoming actors with their screen acting careers. In the interview I share the story of how I got started doing this work and how my work has developed, and I also give a few tips on showreels in general. Hope […]

Actors! 5 Ways You’re Messing Up Your Showreel

I’ve been creating showreels for a very long time. I’ve pretty much made all the mistakes that are possible, but now I still see so many showreel creators out there making the same errors that I did. At first glance, the making of a showreel seems pretty simple; get your best stuff, edit it all […]

English Language Actor Showreels in Berlin, Germany

For a one week period in April 2019 I will be offering my single scene showreel service in Berlin, Germany.  I create showreel scenes from scratch for actors. I focus on producing exactly what each actor needs to showcase their talents. I write completely original scenes for EVERY showreel. The tricky thing for my clients in […]

Showreels for Actors

Here’s a compilation of a few recent scenes. As always – I wrote and directed each one. I have a very specific way of creating showreels for actors. For example, I don’t aim to be ‘cinematic’. I don’t prioritise having the biggest camera. And when it comes to locations you’ll more often than not finding […]