The Best Acting Showreels From Scratch Service In London

The last couple of years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of companies offering showreel from scratch services for actors. It’s understandable why — it is very hard to make a living as a filmmaker, and there are thousands of actors out there who are desperate for good footage.

But many of the services fall short. It turns out that making a showreel is not an easy task. You need to be able to:

– Capture what is truly unique about each actor. 

– Consistently create new material that is relevant to your clients. 

– Create high quality visuals despite constraints of budget and locations. 

In the last few years I have had a dramatic increase in the amount of actors coming to me for showreels. This is a great privilege to have, and many of those actors have gone on to become good friends who I have cast in my own films and also in my web-series ‘Sally The Life Coach‘ (starring Natalie Gumede, out in January). But it’s also tough — if you are filming two or three showreels a week, every week, how do you keep the quality high?

Especially when it comes to material. Writing is tough. How can I be at the top of my game every time?

Some people see a showreel as ‘just a showreel’, but for me, there is a real art form to it. I am judged on my reels as much as I am judged on the films I make. And that’s how it should be.

A recent client told me that her reel was being paid for by her parents as a joint birthday/Christmas present; which was a huge reminder: these showreels contain people’s dreams. Actors trust in me to create a showreel which will capture their unique talents, which will then propel them into bigger roles, better agents, more opportunities.

That’s not something I take lightly. And I realise I am in a unique position where I get to collaborate with some of the finest upcoming talents, creating the opportunities they’ve not yet been able to make happen due to what is a painfully tough marketplace.

I used to want to be the ‘best acting showreels from scratch service in London’, but I realise, nobody can be crowned with that title. It depends what you are looking for as an actor. Some of my competitors are really impressive — the production values they bring to the table really add a sense of glamour to their reels.

With my showreels – the priority is acting performances. How can I, as a writer, create what you need to showcase your craft? And how can I direct you in a way that will make it a reality? Lastly: how can I edit a reel that will keep a casting director engaged?

As I mentioned earlier in the article – these are not easy tasks. As I get busier with my various filming jobs — I find myself doing less showreels, but focusing more attention on the ones I do create. I am proud of the work I do and I am excited by what they’ve helped actors to achieve.

You can find out more about my showreel service on the acting showreel page. Feel free to contact me by emailing From now until January I am busy working on my web-series, so am reducing the amount of showreels I produce, but please get in touch – if I am able to help you I will, if not I am sure I can recommend a good company/filmmaker for you to work with. 

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