The Seven Deadly Showreel Sins

Your showreel is the most important asset you have as a screen actor.

Before you’re given a screen test, before you’re invited to self tape, sometimes before you’re even considered at all the casting team will look for a showreel.

If they don’t find one then in most cases you’re stuffed.

As long as your headshots are “accurate” you’ll get away with a mediocre representation of your castability but if your showreel is average then you are dead in the water.

These are the seven most regularly committed offences by actors in their showreel clips and the final, full cut.

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