If you’ve been applying for hundreds of acting jobs with little to no luck, it could be time to get an actor showreel for yourself.
Without a showreel, casting directors can’t see your work. They receive hundreds to thousands of applications for each role and the easiest way for them to narrow down the list is to get rid of those who can’t show any examples of their acting abilities. If all you have are a few photos and some words, or a bad-quality, homemade video, then you will be one of the first to be rejected.
An acting showreel from scratch will help you show casting directors what you’re capable of and the type of characters you can play. We work closely with you from the start to decide on the best characters for you to play, and to display you in a range of performance styles.
What is a showreel and why do you need one?
A showreel is a video portfolio of an actor’s work and, nowadays, a good showreel is a fundamental tool for a serious actor. Without it, you don’t exist: casting directors have thousands of applications for each role they cast, and shortlisting only the actors with showreels is the first thing they do to reduce the number. Unfortunately, it’s not enough just to have a showreel. It has to be a great showreel, with professional footage that shows the best of what you can do.
Take a look at some examples of our showreels.
Make or break a showreel
2-3 minutes of footage is all you need to make an impression on a casting director.
No matter how good your acting, you will never look good with low-quality clips in your showreel.
Show both the different characters you can play and the different emotions you can express. Don’t limit yourself to boring, repetitive, or similar clips.
Music at the beginning of a showreel takes up precious seconds and shows nothing of your talent.
Casting directors want dialogue and close ups to see how you act for the camera. Action clips don’t belong here.
Like music, montages are basically empty spaces because they show nothing of what you can do. They are more likely to make a casting director skip past you.