Who are you? Why should I film with your company?
Our team has 10 years of experience in film production, we know how to make your showreel look the best. We use cinema quality equipment, we know what casting directors want to see, we will apply our extensive knowledge and insights on to your showreel, giving you the best quality possible.
Where are you based?
We are based in West London, 12 Oliver Close, Chiswick, nearest stations are Gunnersbury (District line) or Kew Bridge (Rail Service). Parking is available if you wish to drive up to us. We can also edit your showreel remotely, no matter where you are in the world. Just send us your files via links or a file transfer service.
What are my filming options?
We offer two filming options: a basic showreel for £99 and a Cinematic Showreel from £199
We can edit together your existing footage for only £50
Monologues are £99 (1 min max) watch an example
I'm a beginner, is that ok?
We accept all levels of acting, we always reserve some time for rehearsals so wether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, we got your back!
What is the difference between a basic and Cinematic showreel?
A basic showreel is our cheapest deal, giving you a taste of our Cinematic touch, shooting in our headquarters locations, perfect for whoever wants to train or practise their skills.
Simple but very effective (and wont break the bank!) Watch an example
A Cinematic Showreel gives you the full experience and dynamism, our Cinematic Locations and bespoke scripts tailored made exclusively to you. Watch an example
Make sure you check our booklet for more in depth info.
Who writes the Scripts?
Our very talented Award Winning Writer. He has won festival competitions as well as multiple official selection awards for his scripts, so you are in good hands. We also have a wide database of pre-written scripts for all our packages.
Can my Tailor Made Script be edited?
Yes, once you have paid for a Tailor Made script, it can be amended again. You're always welcome to tweak and edit yourself, we won't take offence as you're just adapting it to your style, the more natural it sounds and feels to you the more natural your performance will be.
Fights & Stage Combat Scenes:
These are charged at £100 due to extra editing and to make it look as industry standard as possible.
What if i want my scene filmed in a specific location or at my house?
If you want your reel filmed in a specific location that needs renting.
This will be charged extra accordingly to the venue.
If you want us to travel to your house, or any other place, we charge for a flat rate travel expenses at £50 (only London area)
Do you provide a Make-up artist?
No we do not, but you can totally bring your own!
What is the length of each scene?
SALE/BASIC PACKAGE- We aim to make each scene 1 minute. But it’s always dependent on the speed in which the actor delivers, so it can vary.
CINEMATIC SHOWREEL- We aim to make this 2 minutes but again it varies
Do you give advice on the scenes we pick?
We always support you with your choices and when you do need our advice we will always give our seasoned professionals point of view on the matter.
Can you edit my reel within 48hrs?
Yes we can, which comes at an additional £80 fee
Do i need to pay in advance?
SALE/BASIC PACKAGE- We ask for the full fee for this to secure your spot
CINEMATIC PACKAGE- We ask for a 30% deposit, you can pay the rest on delivery
What about Costume and/or Props?
These we do not provide, please bring costume options
How will i recieve my showreel? How long will i have to wait?
Please allow at least 4 weeks for your scene to be edited, our editors are swamped 24/7 but they’ll always deliver the best quality edit, your scene will be uploaded on our vimeo channel for you to review and download.
What if i’m not pleased with the edit you’ve done?
We care about your happines and we'll always aim to deliver our best edit, although, if not pleased:
SALE/BASIC PACKAGE: You only get one edit (due to the discounted price)
CINEMATIC PACKAGE: You can send an email with your amendments requesting a second draft for free. Every draft after that is going to be charged an additional fee.
How do i find out about your “sale” dates?
Follow us on social media! Keep an eye out for our instagram @cinematicshowreels and look us up on facebook, also, we always promote the artists we work with through our social media!
What is this “Cinematic Membership” you keep going on about?
We give back to every customer we work with by adding them onto our supporting actors roster, ready to be chosen and cast by new clients, also updating their showreel in the process, forever!
How Many Scenes Can You Film In One Day?
We can film up to three cinematic scenes in one day. Our sales day time slots vary from 1hour30min and 1hour15min
How Far In Advance Do I Need to Book My Filmed Showreel Scenes?
Up to 4 weeks in advance. Though it's always worth enquiring and asking if you need something to be filmed sooner.
Can I Provide My Own Script?
Yes, you can. If you're providing your own scripts, they must be copyright free and sent over for approval at least 7 days before your shoot day. Scripts must be no longer than 1.5 pages of industry standard formatted film script (Final Draft), and must include all relevant scene headings and directions.
Scenes must be set in a single location, and have only two actors.
Can You Provide Actors For Me?
Yes we can. You can actually review and request your supporting actor by visiting this page
How Many Actors Can I Have In My Showreel Scene?
A maximum of 2.
Can We Shoot In A Castle/Mansion/Penthouse/Hotel/Bar/Café/Shop/Office etc.?
Sadly no, though we'd love to! We can only use locations we can get for free, unless you arrange them yourself. We can travel to you to shoot showreel scenes, but this will incur extra costs.
I Would Like A Period Scene In My Showreel. Can We Shoot That?
Yes! But you have to source your own costumes. (only cinematic packages allowed)
Can I Do A Choreographed Fight or Action Sequence For My Showreel Scene?
Yes. Extra costs and preparation required, contact us for more info.
Can We Shoot My Scene In A Moving Car?
Yes, but you’ll have to provide your own car, but it won’t be moving for safety reasons.
Can I Use My Showreel Scene As A Credit?
No, showreel scenes are not used as real film credits in the business nor do we give permission to submit our showreel scenes posing as shorts of any kind.
Can I Submit My Showreel Scene To Film Festivals?
No, you cannot submit your showreel scene to any film festival.
You can although use our short film services, please inquiry at email@example.com
Do You Do Discounts?
Our Cinematic showreel packages have inbuilt discounts, but our cheapest option is to book a sale date for only £99 (Basic)
Can I Cancel My Filming Date? Can I Change My Booked Date?
Yes, you can cancel your filming date, but your deposit will not be refunded. And no, you cannot change your booked filming date.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
Bank transfer is our preferred payment method. When you book a showreel we'll send you an invoice with all the relevant details.
I Run An Acting Agency. Can You Create Showreels For My Clients?
Of course! Just get in contact.