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Actor Demo Reels: Justin

Actor Demo Reels: Justin

Evening Session with Justin

Casting watching literally hundreds of actor demo reels a day, but this is one demo reel we feel would hold their attention.

Today we shot 2 scenes for Justin’s actor demo reel. Justin had a consultation with us on 7/15, and was looking to produce some footage that looked very professional.

Scene #1: Best Friend – Sitcom

Justin played a Best Friend in a Sitcom genre. The material was written based on Justin premise:

Premise: Friend trying to console his friend over a break up..

Scene Script

Heather from our writing staff took the premise and wrote the following script:

TODD

Okay that’s it! No more talking about Ginger! All I hear is Ginger this and Ginger that. We’re going to find a way to get you over the break-up hump. That’s the middle part after a break-up where all you want to do is--you know--hump. (beat) Go forth, young Scott!

Scene #2: College Student – Dramatic Serial

Demo Reel Scene: College Student - Dramatic SerialDemo Reel Scene: College Student - Dramatic Serial

Next, Justin played a College Student in a Dramatic Serial genre. The material was written based on Justin premise:

Premise: College student feels he’s not good enough for his dad. .

Scene Script

Heather from our writing staff took the premise and wrote the following script:

PETER

You know what’s great about college, Dad? The freedom. I don’t have to do anything unless I want to. The real world’s heavy. Bills, a boss, a boatload of responsibilities. I’m taking my sweet time figuring out my life. If that’s not good enough for you, then it sucks to be you.

Actor demo reel footage was shot at Create Your Reel Studios in North Hollywood, California.

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