About CYR

Demo reels that showcase you

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For over thirteen years years, Create Your Reel (CYR) has produced demo reels for actors of the highest production value. We write, shoot and edit two-person scenes that showcase you, the actor.

CYR crafts a custom 4K two-person that looks ike a clip from film or network television.

Thank you, clients!

We’re proud to have helped produce demo reels for over 7000 actors! Thank you, clients for voting us “Best Demo Reel Producer” in the Backstage Readers' Choice Poll.

Voted Best Demo Reel Producer

Five Stars

The Partners

Kevin King

Kevin King began developing telecom expense management systems used globally by such financial institutions as Swiss Bank, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. In 2009 he co-founded, Create Your Reel, where he produced demo reels for thousands of actors.

Working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, he has developed web-based applications for actors, theatre companies and talent agencies alike.

He's also an editor and a screenwriter and co-writer of the ABC Family Movie "Everything You Want" starring Shiri Appleby.

Currently, when he's not working for Create Your Reel, he can barely be seen on TV, in the background, quietly creating web-based tools for TMZ.

Retta Putignano

Retta Putignano is the Co-Creator, Head Writer and Manager of Client Services. She has written over 7000 minilogues and hundreds of 2-Person Scenes for CYR clients, in addition to penning several short films and a webseries for the CYR family.

Originally from Chicago, Retta is also an actor, producer, and graduate of the Second City Chicago Conservatory. She has appeared in more than 25 short films and three features, including a film that earned the Best Drama Award from the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (Emmys). She has been a writing mentor for 13 years with the Los Angeles-based non-profit www.WriteGirl.org, and her work has been published for as many years in their award-winning anthologies.

As a producer, her first feature film, Get Bossy, got distribution by Cinedigm and can be found on Amazon Prime. Retta's production company, Multi-hyphenate Films, has produced several short films. She recently wrapped her second feature partnering with another production company, where she can also be seen in a supporting role.

Retta is a regular contributing writer to the Backstage Experts Column.

Visit RettaPutignano.com