Acting Showreels

SHOWREEL
FAQ

Where are you based/where do you film showreel scenes?
We're based in London and shoot most of our scenes within the London area. 

*If you have your own location ideas and this happens to be outside of tube travel (Zones 1 - 5) in London, or a specific location requires a taxi at any point in order to get our equipment to you, then we will ask for that portion of the travel to be covered. 

Who is my point-of-contact for showreel enquiries?

Please use the 'contact form' under the showreels tab to enquire about our showreel services

 

We'll then be in touch to arrange a phone call so that we can go over what you need, explain our process in more details and what options are available. There is never any pressure to book anything on this call, but it's a great way to work out if what we can offer suits you and if you feel as though we're a good match. 

How long does showreel filming take?

This depends on how many scenes you chose to film in one day. We allow up to 3-4 hours shooting time per scene, which includes rehearsal and blocking. So if you're shooting 2 scenes in one day, expect the day to last around 8 hours.

 

What time do we start filming?

Filming usually begins at 10:00AM for a 1-scene or 2-scene day.

 

How many scenes can be shot in one day?

We shoot up to 2 scenes per day. This is to ensure we can keep a certain level of quality to our scenes without feeling rushed. 

 

Can I shoot 2 scenes in one day, and another scene another day? 

Yes you can.

 

Do you write the scenes for me?

Yes, this is a service that we provide if you want it. Custom-written showreel scenes are included within our prices and you will work closely with our writer during the whole process to ensure you get the scene you're after - even if you just need someone to look over your own script. It's always good to get a second pair of eyes over it and perhaps some editing!

Can I provide my own scene(s)?

Yes of course. When you provide your own scenes, we will look at the them and make sure that they are no more than 1.5 - 2 pages in length - this usually ends up with scenes running anywhere between 1.5 and 2.5 minutes. 

Do you find locations for me?

We can help source any locations that you need for your scene. You may need something simple, and often we can source locations for free. More extravagant or specific locations may have a hire fee - we will research options before offering you quotes on location costs.

Do you film period scenes?

Yes we do - You'll see a few of our recent period drama scenes under the 'Showreels' section on this site. 

Do you provide costumes?

No, we don't provide costumes. You will be required to provide your clothing/costumes that are appropriate to the scene. We can recommend places for costume hire. 

Do you provide props? 

No. All props are you be provided by the actors in the scene. 

How many actors can I have in one scene?

You can have a maximum of 2 actors per scene. If you want to provide your own background artists for added production value, you are welcome to. 

Do you have a make-up artist?

No. If you need a make-up artist to be with you on the day of the shoot, this will need to be something that you provide yourself - however, we can provide recommendations. 

Are you able to provide other actors for me? 

We recommend that you chose your own actors to work with. The right choice of actor is essential, so we advise you to bring someone onboard who is exactly what you need for you scene. It is also easier to rehearse before your shoot date with an actor that you are providing. It's also easier to split any costs with an actor who wants to do a scene with you. 

If you do need a scene partner for your scene, we can assist you with this as part of the plan.  

What equipment do you use? 

Click here to learn more about the equipment we use

How long after filming does it take to edit the scenes? 

After filming, there is a usually a 14 working day turn-around on the final edited scene(s).

Can I request changes to my edit? 

The edit you will receive is not part of a continuous back and forth discussion. 

However, we do allow for one re-edit request after your first edit has been received. 

 

We pride urselves in our editing skills and ability to chose the best takes/angles to tell a story. Each shot should favour the narrative and performance. I'll always focus on acting first and make sure your performance is an absolute priority. Having shot and edited hundreds of showreel scenes over the past 6 years, I ask that you trust the process and know that everything - acting, continuity, lighting, sound - has all been considered in the process of your edit

If you would still further re-edits after your initial re-edit request on any sections of your scene, this is priced at an additional rate

How do you send over the scenes and what format are they in? 

I send your 4K scene(s) over to you via WeTransfer so that you can then upload to casting websites such a Spotlight and Mandy etc. If you require a lower-res smaller file sized version, then I can also supply this to you. They are sent in universal .mov format

Can I be involved in the editing process?

Unfortunately not. Once your scene is shot, you will receive the first edit of your scene within 14 days. Due to the busy nature of shooting reels, editing has to happen in-between filming days and is usually sporadic and time-dependant. Having a sit-down editing session isn't particularly conducive to the way that I work; I will often switch from project to project or take a few hours away from editing to come back to an edit later in the day with 'fresh eyes'. 

Do you edit my scene(s) into a full showreel.

We will be able to discuss with you over the phone what options we offer for editing together a full reel for you 

Are you able to provide the RUSHES (original footage) that we shoot? 

Unfortunately, no. I don't provide rushes or any RAW material. 

Do you require a deposit?

Yes - We take a small deposit to secure your booking and your date. This deposit gets taken off your total amount on the 2nd and final invoice. 

Can I change my filming date? 

Yes, you are able to change your date once. See the next question below for details. 

What is the cancellation policy?

The deposit is non re-fundable.

If you wish to change your date after you've booked you are able to do so once - please give us up to two week's notice to do so. 

If you change your filming date more than once an admin fee of £50 will apply to cover costs of a lost day of filming, since it is very hard to book in another client within the 2-week time period. 

 

Filming must be completed within 6 months of paying the deposit.

- we recommend letting your agent know about your filming day and booking it off so that you don't have a last-minute audition on the same day, or aim to book on a weekend - 

How do I pay for my showreel?

Online bank transfer. We will send you two invoices. One will be the deposit when you book. The 2nd invoice for the remaining amount will be issued after your booking and must be paid within 48 hours of the shoot date This second invoice will be for the remaining balance and will need to be paid 48 hours before the day of the shoot.

 

How long do my scenes get kept on file for?

All finished scenes (completed edits) get kept on record. However we can only guarantee the rushes for up to one month after delivery of your edited scene. 

If you have any questions that have not been answered here, please don't hesitate to get in touch!