Reel Pile

Actors Showreels

A quality showreel is a vital tool for every Actor or performer trying to get ahead in the business, whether here in the UK or overseas. Most casting directors won’t even consider anyone without a showreel for a role! We pride ourselves on producing quality bespoke showreels that showcase yourself and your talent in the best light.

We would work with you directly, going over the footage you provide and any other media you may wish to use. Then our editor would work remotely to create your showreel and provide you with a first draft copy online to view. You can let our editor know of any alterations you’d like to make – and even share this with your agent for their feedback and input. Our editors can advise you during all stages of production and will help you get the most from your footage. You will get a showreel that shows you at your best!

Showreel Samples


Our flat rate package for showreels has been very popular with our customers. For one low price, this package includes the initial consultation, production of your showreel in HD (if your source material allows it), providing you with a digital copy of your showreel and/or an upload of your showreel to an online storage site (such as DropBox), archiving a copy of your showreel to ease future updates, and if requested, uploading your final draft showreel to Spotlight or elsewhere online.

Our showreel package is a very competitive £195. Should you wish to make updates or changes at a later date, this can be quickly accomplished as we would have all your originals on file. Please email us or use the contact page for further information.


Showreel FAQs

There is no exact time length. Most good showreels have a running time between two and four minutes, with 3 minutes being a good average. A good rule is the showreel should never come across as repetitive.

You would be surprised what our editors can do with just a few reels or adverts. A selection of carefully chosen clips could help showcase you portraying a wide variety of reactions and moods.

There is no one answer for this, as it depends on what a Casting Director is looking for. If your showreel is current, professionally presented, concise, lively and energetic, they would be much more likely to watch it in full. It should present you at your best, be a proper length for the material shown and not feel repetitive.

We have done showreels for other stage Actors in the same predicament. A short collection of the clips you do have could be followed by an animated slideshow of stills showing your recent work on the stage. It shows an agent you have been busy working and helps set you apart from Actors new to the business.

We only work with your existing footage. Many Actors may have had experience in an amateur dramatic society or school; and might be able to get footage of their performances by contacting the school or society.

Your showreel is like your CV, so should always be current reflecting your recent works. We do archive your showreel making future updates easier.

A montage can sometimes provide a valuable boost to your showreel. If you have an extraordinary clip or two, each a few seconds long, they won’t stand on their own. These scenes could be mixed with a few others in a montage – allowing those moments to be seen by a Casting Director. Likewise, an Actor with many good, well known clips might prefer to just get to scenes in their showreel and not have a montage.

Yes, we can certainly load your completed showreel online, so it can be seen. We would make sure it fits all their technical requirements and then upload it. We could also send it to Casting Call Pro, YouTube, Vimeo or most other online services.