“You don’t need a Showreel” Said the out of work Actor
A showreel is an investment. It’s a moving CV, and when showreels are done properly they can be extremely interesting for others to watch. And you never know who might be watching. Our job is to make your showreel not actually look like it was made for that sole purpose. Our years of experience in this field has taught us many tricks to make sure the scenes look like they have come out of a film or a TV show, and not that you went to a showreel company and had them made. Don’t think of us as a showreel production company – Think of us as film production company that’s making material just for you.
Film and television is without a doubt the most competitive industry in the world. Not having a showreel and attempting to crack the industry is the acting equivalent of trying to beat Usain Bolt in the 100 meters, but deciding not to bring your shoes.
Not everybody will find it that easy to get a show reel created. Performers who have solely worked in stage and musical theatre might not have any footage of their work, and performers who are just beginning their careers will face the same problem when looking to get a showreel made.
That’s where we step in. Slick Showreels has been helping people in these situations create showreel’s from scratch for near enough as long as a showreel has been so crucial. We film show reels for every kind of performer.
A lot of people question whether showreels are necessary. They question whether a show reel is more important than a head shot. Well it goes without saying that your head shot is absolutely vital, but more and more in the modern day, the need for a showreel is becoming increasingly important. With the rate at which technology is changing, it wouldn’t be surprising if every casting director had an iPad with your show reel on, instead of holding a thin piece of paper they’ve printed from spotlight. Some casting directors are not far from that even today.
They want to see you act the part, not just look the part.