ABOUT US

Hi there! Welcome to Pro-Actor Showreels!

 

We are a London based videography company specialising in bespoke actor showreels. As trained actors, we know fully the importance of having a reel that not only reflects you accurately, but shows you off to your absolute best - it is our aim to catch the casting directors eye within the first few second & to get you in the room!

Our clients often thank us for helping get them seen for more castings & a number have gone to have success in TV & Film!

 

We also shoot short films, gigs, events, business promo, content, headshots, portraits & more, so don't hesitate to get in touch about how we can help your project!

We pride ourselves in promoting diversity & inclusion with the industry.

OUR TEAM

Matt Parsons

Videographer/Director

Hi! I'm Matt & Pro-Actor Showreels is my company. I started filming scenes for friends about 5 years ago now, and it is now a full time gig - Iove the creativity and passion that actors bring to the shoots, and treat everything I film like it's a mini short film.

I trained as an actor and performed in Theatre (The Sound of Music & Wicked) as well as having plenty of on set experience (Harry Price Ghost Hunter, Pride, Prejudice & Zombies, Mr Selfridge)

As a director & filmmaker a number of my short films have been selected and won at international film festivals.

Filming is my passion & I can't wait to see what we can create together!

Monty Jones

Head Script Writer

Monty is our head script writer here at Pro-Actor Showreels & has been writing with us since the beginning - he is incredibly apt in writing for all kinds of genres and is the king of fitting juicy plot into a 1.30 scene.

Trained at East 15 as an actor, Monty has worked in theatre, TV & Commercials including (Murdered by My Boyfriend, Victorian & Gay, FX Gate: The News Show & Bla Bla Car.)

As a writer, he has written and staged two of his own shows - Moulfdy Grapes & Schrödinger's Dog.

OUR GEAR

We shoot all our showreel scenes on the incredible Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2 Cinema Camera.

We also have a variety of beautiful lenses capable of helping us capture whatever kind of scene you need.

Our sound team are also professional industry regulars who specialise in their field with top rate industry level equipment, so you can be sure we will have you sounding fantastic too!

OUR BASE

We shoot all over - I am based in East London, but we also have a base location in Bexley/Swanley that we often use which is PERFECT for showreel filming. We have a wide variety of locations, and being that little bit out of London (30 min train from Victoria/Charing X/Waterloo/London Bridge) means that we can shoot undisturbed much easier! 

Though if you have access to any fabulous locations, please do let us know as we love to do anything we can to make our scenes STAND OUT!

t&c's

deposits:

your deposit is to secure the discussed date discussed and written on your invoice for filming. All deposits are non-refundable. A change of this date can be requested with enough notice given, but an extra deposit may be requested to secure another date. By paying the deposit, you are acknowledging your understanding of these terms and conditions.

COVID19 delays:

during this time any covid related issues/delays to our shooting means that whilst deposits are still non refundable, they are fully transferrable to another date (if the issue is covid related). 

payment

the client will have until the day of the shoot to pay the remainder of the invoice. pro-actor showreels holds the right to refuse filming to those who have not paid by the agreed upon shoot date.

scene lengths

the scene we film must run 1.30-2.00 which we measure at 1-1.5 pages of correctly script formatted dialogue. It is within our right to refuse to film a scene that is longer than the accepted length.

issues on the film day

you acknowledge that part of filming means sometimes external factors can come into play and we may not be able to shoot the scene as intended  (for example - weather, unforeseen noise etc). In this situation, we will do our best to work around it, but in worst case scenario will reschedule the scene to another convenient date for both parties. If a date cannot be agreed to, the clients will be expected to pay for the scenes and work filmed that day. any additional travel necessary for the client for a re-shoot will not be covered by pro-actor showreels, and clients will not be expected to pay any extra to cover the time of the videographer and sound recorder.

editing

once you have received our edits of the scenes you  may send back a list of maximum two sets of notes before the final product is settled upon. Note is it ultimately to our discretion which takes are used in the final product.  After this, any additional editing will be billed at £25/hour.

Adding your previous material to the reel will cost an additional £30.

the client is given a maximum of two weeks to return any notes they have on the first edit - if no notes are received within this timeframe, pro-actor showreels may assume that the client is happy with the product as is and any further work from this point will be charged at the hourly rate. due to storage limitations, we at pro-actor showreels are not required to hold on to footage and rushes after we have come to a final edit of scene and reel that both parties are happy with..

termination of contract​

pro-actor showreels reserves the right to terminate the contract of any client who breaches our code of ethics. we have a zero tolerance policy and abusive language or behaviour of any form will result in contract termination. contract termination will also occur if the terms and conditions agreement is violated.

use of footage

pro-actor showreels ultimately owns all footage shot on the day, and it is within our right to use footage in any way for social media/branding/business promotion. By filming with pro-actor showreels you acknowledge this and consent to your image potentially being use in these ways.

short films

all the above t&cs apply for our short film packages. by purchasing one of these packages, you are purchasing a consultation (in person of by phone/facetime), the filming and editing of a short film script agreed to upon by both pro-actor showreels and the client. we will not be a part of providing promotion or submissions to festivals though it is within the right of the client to submit their film for such things - as long as pro-actor showreels and it's team are appropriately accredited. it must be acknowledged that anything filmed through pro-actor showreels is ultimately the property of pro-actor showreels. pro-actor showreels are committed only to the agreed upon film dates and no other rehearsal dates. editing notes apply the same -2 sets of notes included, after this - our rates of £25/hour apply. these packages do not cover the hire of locations costing more than £15/hour.

should shoot dates need to be rearranged, pro-actor showreels holds no responsibility in covering change of transportation/accomodation to or from the shoot.

pro-actor showreels takes no responsibility for the client not reading and acknowledging these t&c's. we hope you understand all our terms and conditions are to protect both ourselves and the clients and to be as transparent as possible in what services we are providing.

Matt @ pro-actor showreels

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