HOW DOES THIS SERVICE WORK?
I have a various scenes already written in a private area of my website. I send you a private link or password to view the scripts.
CAN YOU WRITE CUSTOM SCRIPTS
I used to write custom scripts for all the past Showreel Shorts films I made for actors. However, I have changed my approach because I just didn't find it cost effective.
Now I write completed scripts and place them on this website. You simply browse them to see if you can find a scene you like. I am open to suggestions for characters though. Example, if actors ask if I have any scenes with particular characters (Lawyer, Gangster or such) I'll add more scripts of various characters to the website.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I'm based in Scotland, Paisley.
WHERE DO YOU SHOOT THE FILMS?
I shoot in Glasgow but I'm also planning to shoot in London. I'm looking at doing block bookings. Shooting lots of scenes at location in Scotland & London over weekends. Join the MAIL LIST for updates about UK areas and dates.
WILL I BE THE STAR OF THIS TWO-HANDER SCENE OR IS IT EQUAL SCREEN TIME?
I charge by the scene, so if an actors splitting the cost of the film with another actor, I write two interesting roles where you can play off each other well. With an equal amount of screen time.
However, If one actor is paying for the whole scene themselves, and they bring a friend who is happy to help out for some screen time, then the actor that is paying for the scene is going to be more of the star of the scene. Either way, the scene will let your talents shine.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SHOWREEL FILMMAKERS?
I'M A FILMMAKER THAT MAKES FEATURES-SERIALS AND SHORTS
I don't just write scene for showreels. I'm a writer, producer, director that makes feature films and shorts. I currently have a crime series on Amazon Prime. I also have a much bigger industry series that is currently attaching name actors
I'M AN ACTOR
I started off as an actor, and currently act in my own films. So like many Actor-Directors, I do know how to get the best out of actors. I think it's important to make the scenes look real and as natural as possible.
WILL I GET AN IMDB CREDIT?
Not with the "Scenes" package. IMDB will not accept Scenes. The "Short film" package will qualify for an IMDB credit.
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT PROCESS?
Your consultation is free. If you decide you want to proceed, then I need 50% deposit. The remaining 50% of the cost will be required before I deliver the final master video to you. I'll accept cash, paypal, or bank transfer. I prefer bank transfer.
DO YOU SUPPLY THE OTHER ACTORS?
It wouldn't be cost effective at all for me to hire another actor to play opposite you. It's best if you have an actor friend who is also willing to split the cost of the two hander scene with you. Or get a friend that is willing to act with you for some screen time.
However, if you are really stuck, I'm happy to post calls for actors on social media. To see if they will split the cost with you, or at least act in the scene with you for screen time. I would say its best to employ an actor if you don't have the other options. I can cast somebody, but that will cost £50 extra to pay them.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SHOOT AND EDIT?
In terms of the shoot, it depends on the package you go for. A single scene will take from 3-4 hours to shoot. In terms of post production turnaround, in depends on my schedule with other showreels and project commitments.
However. once you have signed up to get a package, it definitely won't take any longer than 1 week to deliver the finished scene/s to you.
I WANT TO PROCEED, WHAT DO I DO NOW?