For students who would like to be professional actors

Show reel

WHAT IS A SHOW REEL?

A show reel is a snippet of different scenes of an actor’s work. Professional actors, with film and TV experience, create their show reels by taking the best ‘moments’ of theirs, from a variety of TV episodes, and/or films.

WHAT IS A SHOW REEL USED FOR?

A show reel is used primarily to ascertain the ‘type’ of character an actor can play, and how well. Sometimes, when a film or TV producer has limited time, they may request to see an actor’s show reel, in the event that they cannot audition them in person.

An actor’s agent often uses a show reel to promote an actor to an overseas producer, for a role interstate and/or overseas.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE A GOOD SHOW REEL

  • We offer a series of private acting lessons first. This gives us the chance to ascertain what type of actor you are, and how you are most likely to be cast at this point.
  • We have an endless supply of television and TV scripts, and will go to the greatest lengths possible to make sure we help you to choose the right ones.
  • We can offer you the names of several editors who offer reasonable rates. For further information email dramawithadifference@michelekarin.com

These private sessions are taught by Michele Williams, the director of the school. Aside from being a seasoned actor herself, Michele spent several years assisting a major Theatrical Agency with castings for teenage and child roles. In addition, she assisted with the screening of adult applications to the agency itself. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing what agents and casting consultants look for in an actor.