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Auditions / Coaching

Coaching – 1 hour coaching session $75 an hour

Coaching and self tape auditions with a professional camera, not a phone. $100 an hour. Scenes can be edited together and finished with a title.

Get on-site coaching & a professional looking self audition with Oscar nominated director Jonathan Heap.

Create a demo reel

1. Editing a reel from existing footage supplied by client $100 an hour
Your scenes with be edited into a professional and impactful demo fee that will best showcase your talent.

2. Creating a reel from scratch – $300- $1000 depending on time and complexity involved. Needs will be discussed and price set. This involves picking a suitable scene to do with a scene partner or identifying a good monologue that will best showcase your talents. If needed, a specific scene will be written. We will give you coaching, shoot, edit your scene. You will be forwarded vimeo links and a digital download of the final product.

Create a short film

If you are looking to build credits and star in your own short film, you can either provide your own script or we will create one for you and you will have the opportunity to star in a short film with a role perfectly created for you, directed by an academy award winning director.
Price negotiable depending on complexity and time needed.

Our pros guarantee that we can make it look professional.

ūüŹÜ Best Cinematography (Jonathan Heap)

“Shoot with working filmmakers who are actively in production”


“The first thing you should do is get a reel at Academy Reels. Their work is top notch and will showcase your acting talent in a classy and technically brilliant way.¬† You get real directors and go through the real process of creating a professional scene.”

John Savage  (Deerhunter,  Thin Red Line,  The Godfather Part 111)



“Academy Reels is the ‚ÄĚFerrari‚ÄĚ of reel makers.¬† I had the great good fortune of working with Academy Reels, both as an actor and an acting coach and found this company to be one of the best in business. I also had a ball. Jonathan Heap is an extraordinary Academy Award nominated director and his technical team is first rate. He is a gift to actors, and having been in the business over 40 years, with over 300 credits to my name, I should know. I can’t recommend Academy Reels highly enough.”

Nick Mancuso¬† (Under Siege, Rapid Fire, Stingray ‚Äď Network Series)



“The results are spectacular, the reels look like they‚Äôre pulled from a Hollywood film or TV series.¬† I send all my clients needing original reels to Academy reels.¬† In the business presently nothing is more important for an actor to have than a slick, well produced reel. Academy reels is the go to for this purpose.‚ÄĚ

            Julia Verdin (Talent Manager,  Producer РMerchant of Venice, 30 other film)



“If your looking for a demo reel/show reel, working with an experienced ¬†and fun Hollywood director, then these are the guys”

Jamie Lomas  (East Enders, Hollyoaks РBBC-TV)



“Working with Jonathan and Phil was in a word-great! Their long-term working relationship made their process seamless : they worked as a unit and most importantly had a personal touch that ¬†made a huge difference in my reel. From setup to¬†post they work WITH you and the results speak for themselves…! Highly recommended!!!”

Robert Mangiardi (Criminal Minds, NYPD Blue, Murder She Wrote)



“Working with Jonathan and Phil was not only a pleasure but I have been getting compliments on the work we did together since the moment we wrapped. A complete pleasure.”

Margot Stilley (The Trip, TV series with Steve Coogan)




Some of the movies our team has written, directed or worked on…

We know what we look for when we cast!
Make the reel that Casting Directors, Agents and Directors want to see.

To reserve your time with our directors and get a quote,

please contact us through:

Jonathan Heap