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Demo Reels

A good demo reel is an increasingly valuable tool in any actor’s arsenal.

An acting demo reel is an increasingly valuable tool in landing the right agent, or getting through the casting director’s door. At Callback Studios we work with actors at all levels of experience to cut a reel that shows off your range and marketability.

We can approach your reel a few different ways, by either shooting original showreel content for you in our self tape studio, or by editing film and tv footage you already have into a tight actor showreel.

Our process when editing from existing footage: You give us the timecodes for your favorite clips. Then, we create a paper edit of the reel. After you approve the paper edit we cut a first export for you. Give us your notes, if you have any, and then we cut and export a high quality final output.

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  • Don’t have your own footage? No problem.
    We can shoot self tape audition-style footage of you. We take care of lighting and audio, so you can relax and focus on performance.
  • Coaching is available in our self tape studio to help you get your best self tape performance.
  • Our coach can help you pick out scenes or monologues that are right for you and show off your range.
  • If you do have film/tv footage for us, we can edit it into a great actor demo reel for you. Suggested run time is 3 min or less.
  • Don’t have access to the footage?
    We can try downloading it for you.
  • Can combine headshot and reel packages to give you a cheaper rate on your package.

The editing process

  1. You send us footage of your work in any format you wish (eg. USB, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc) along with notes on your favourite clips.
  2. We go over your footage and discuss a rough paper edit.
  3. With your go-ahead, we do a first pass.
  4. We send you the edited footage, then make any further changes.
  5. We export the high resolution final output, formatted to your preference, and post online for you.


  • Demo Reel
  • $300session
  • We edit your existing tv/film footage or
    shoot original Audition Tape-style footage for you.

  • Deluxe Package
  • $525session
  • Includes our Demo Reel Package and 3 Look Package at a discounted rate.


Do you shoot original material?

Yes, we can have you come in and shoot scenes you’ve prepared, like an audition tape. This would be exactly like our self tape audition setup, where the focus is entirely on your acting. You would be reading with our reader, lit, and have the option for multiple takes. Coaching optional. We can create a reel just from these contrasting tapes, or edit the footage into your existing reel.

Can you suggest scenes/monologues for my reel?

Yes, you can book a consultation session with our reader/coach and she can send you sides to look at, much like she would for an audition tape.

Can you edit my material?

Yes, if you can provide us with digital copies of your material we can edit it.

Do you charge full price every time I want new footage put in?

No, we would charge our base rate when first putting together your reel, and then can offer a discounted rate as we put in scenes over time.

I shot a film/tv show but don’t know how to get it.

We can have a look, but the first step should be to reach out to your agent or the engaging production company.

My footage is only on VHS, can you digitize it?

No. Sorry.

Ready for your new demo reel?


COVID-19 Measures

We are following the Professional Photography of Canada guidelines, and our Hair/Makeup artist has certification in proper sanitation guidelines from Barbicide and Demalogica.

Some of the steps we are taking include:

  • Disinfecting all supplies.
  • Seats and handles wiped down before and after each client.
  • No bare feet. Please have socks, slippers, or clean shoes.
  • Please wash and disinfect your hands before session.
  • Use the disposable paper towels provided. No cloth towels.
  • We sometimes have a really cute dog here. You’ll have to not pet her. :(
  • ...and more