My Demo Reel – 2017

My Demo Reel – 2017

 

The Demo Reel for the actor is like the resume for the professional… It’s got to sell you. If you as the actor are the product, then your demo reel is the commercial that’s going to make directors want to work with you, and producers want to hire you. A demo reel has to be short, but it still has to show your skills and what you’ve accomplished. It’s got to be compelling enough that people want to see more, but short enough that they’re going to be willing to sit and watch through it. It’s got to show what types of characters you can play, or if you’re not a character actor it’s got to sell what your typecast is… that role that you always go out for, that character that you just nail. It’s got to show what genres you’re good at, can you play comedy? Do you nail dramatic pieces? Are you a horror actor? Just like a resume, after looking at your reel you want people to think “I want to work with this person”.

The Demo Reel has always been quite daunting to me. It’s not only difficult just to get your footage from productions you’ve worked on in the past, but it’s intimidating to have to look through all of your work and try to piece it together in a way that makes you a sellable product. It definitely helps to bring an outside eye on board who can really take a critical look at your work and tell you what’s sellable and what pieces are needed to to show the complexity and range of what you have to offer as an actor. Thanks to Mitchell Verigin of MVP Productions and MVP Self Tape Studio for helping me out last night to piece together this puzzle.

 

I hope you all enjoy my 2017 Demo Reel, and I would love to hear your thoughts <3

 

 

xoxo

 

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15 Comments

  1. October 10, 2017 / 12:21 am

    Hello my friend! I loved watching your demo reel! Your talent and range shines and you it shows through your demo reel. From what I have seen in the reel, you have nailed each of your roles so far! Keep going and shining bright, you are truly a star.
    Love, Dom

  2. October 10, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Amazing to get an insight into a whole new world for me. The demo reel I believe must be hard to put together due to the reasons you mentioned, but also to make it look coherent, good and display the various characters you can do. I think your demo reel is an amazing showcase of your work and I’m impressed by your acting skills! You rock! πŸ™‚
    Thomas xx

  3. October 10, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Hi Kirsten! Totally had no idea you’re an actress! I loved watching your demo reel and would love to see more of your work! Any series or film showing? Invites please! you look so stunning and such a great actress

    xxx
    Darlene

  4. October 11, 2017 / 5:08 am

    Wow this is so incredible! You are an actress – and an amazing one!!! I hope you get tons of work and lead roles with this demo reel! πŸ™‚

    Tatyana x
    LAFOTKA

  5. October 11, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Holy moly!!! That first scene sucked me right in! I was hooked from that moment on!!!! This is great you are super talented and I hope you continue to grow and follow your dreams! Xo

  6. Simonetta Lein
    October 11, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I looooove your showreel. I know how it feels to have to put all that material together, asking for it, then see it all together. But you succeeded girl ❀️

  7. October 13, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Girl!! Well done! I loved watching you in that demo reel – I officially feel like I know a celebrity now πŸ˜‰ haha! But seriously, so good! Hope this helps you further your career!!

    Kristin
    http://www.thedelilahblog.com

  8. Georgia
    October 14, 2017 / 4:24 am

    So much fun to watch that! Great job.

  9. Meg
    October 14, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    This is so great! I’m so impressed with this demo reel. You are going to totally succeed in everything you do.

    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

  10. Valeria
    October 15, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I enjoyed very much your demo reel Kirsten! It shows how versatile you are in playing different roles. I can’t pick a favourite because I honestly think all of your performances here were very good! Love, Valeria

  11. October 16, 2017 / 6:36 am

    Wow just wow…. I watched it and was so damn impressed my lovely Kirsten. I think you are an amazing actress… so much emotion and feeling coming through. In love with ur talent

  12. October 17, 2017 / 11:02 am

    It’s so cool that I follow a really good actress! Your demo reel definitely showcases your talent amazingly and I cannot wait to see what else you end up starring in πŸ™‚

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

  13. October 17, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    UM GIRLFRIEND!! I just watched your demo reel, I knew you were an actress but had never seen anything. You’re so talented! πŸ™‚

    x Sabrina
    http://mymiaou.com

  14. Donna
    October 21, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Your demo reel shows so many aspects of your talent as an actress. I am very impressed with how much emotion you can show with your eyes. You are completely convincing as the role of who you are playing. Keep following your dreams. I look forward to seeing what you do next. πŸ™‚

  15. October 23, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Your demo reel is amazing! I can’t even imagine the amount work goes into to putting this together. You’re so talented!

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