Daniel Johnson Films

Screenwriter and Director

Acting Showreels from Scratch

I create showreels from scratch for actors – on an individual basis and also in collaboration with drama schools. I pride myself on producing exactly what each actor needs to showcase their talents. I write unique and original scenes for EVERY showreel. I have never used the same script twice, and have never used material that isn’t completely original. I am based in London, but can also travel across the UK and Europe. Your scripts will be original – created solely to capture what makes your acting talents shine.

The very week my reel was filmed, edited and uploaded onto my spotlight is the same week I was called in for a BBC drama and a TV pilot. Dan writes honestly, the way he films has you at complete ease which is the ideal environment to get the best, most natural takes and then produces a smoothly edited reel highlighting each actor he works with. I can’t recommend him enough.
Agent: The Narrow Road Company

Looking for a bit more detail about my from scratch service, and want more video samples? LOOK HERE..

If you have more questions, they may be answered in my Showreel from Scratch FAQ. 

Arrange a meeting today by email: dj@danieljohnsonfilms.co.uk.

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Creating Showreels with:




Initial Consultation.
3 Scenes Written SPECIFICALLY For You
Filmed in 4K with professional actors.
Full Showreel Edit (Can include your additional Footage)
Locations sorted so you don’t need to worry.
No additional costs.


by Daniel Johnson

Interview where I talk about how I got into creating showreels from scratch. Also go into detail about the way I write unique scenes for each client, and I explain why rehashing scenes you’ve seen in movies is a bad idea.



Initial Consultation.
1 Scene Written SPECIFICALLY For You
Filmed in 4K with professional actors.
Edited into a complete scene.

Showreel Edit Only

*Not currently available for new edit only work* 

You give me your material, I edit your new reel.
HD files for Spotlight/YouTube, etc

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