One of my specialities is helping professional actors to create compelling and engaging showreels. I can re-edit your existing showreel or create a showreel from scratch. This enables actors to better promote their acting and credentials and abilities.
Here is an example I did for Jamie Kenna who's showreel helped him get a top agent and more work.
See more information below...
Why am I not getting any auditions?
I probably get asked this 20 times a week! Invariably it's down to your marketing and perhaps agent.
I have to defend agents here though. If you have a bona fide agent it is probably not down to them.
I would say if you are on spotlight and your headshots are all good, what is your acting showreel like? Have you even got a showreel?
Trust me, if you don't have anything by way of a showreel, you are going to be taking a backseat in this business.
Yes, a showreel is vital nowadays, but it needs to be a good one.
I don't have any footage at all... What do I do?
Create a bespoke shot from scratch reel. I can help you with this. I have created a number of bespoke shot from scratch showreel scenes for actors. There are those who will say, one shouldn't do this. I have never met a CD or Director who has said that though. In fact I have known some CD's who would say why on earth not?!
However, if you have a bad bespoke showreel, then of course that will go against you. I only write very simple everyday original scripts. Remember, the caster is looking for you and whether you suit the role they are looking to fill. They are NOT looking for the film maker's Hollywood skills or fancy special FX, and neither do they need complicated scripts. They are simply looking at your casting type and do you match it, and of course, can you act.
Myself and my team will create great looking scenes with great sound. I am an experienced director as well as an actor. I will make certain to get the very best of you and your casting type too.
Should I be doing student films for showreel footage?
If I had a pound for every client who has told me they did a great role on a student film, but are still awaiting the footage.... I would be pretty wealthy by now! Or... I have the footage, but the sound is rubbish etc etc... believe me, I have heard it all!
However, I have also been able to use some great film clips the actors have bought me too, but I would say on the whole, it is rare to get really usable footage from the average student film. If you do a student film always make sure you are going to get a copy of your scenes for me to edit into your showreel.
If you would like to find out more or arrange for your own showreel to be created, please call or email me and I'll be happy to help!