Daniel Johnson Showreel Creator Filmmaker

Why your acting showreel is letting you down – Filmmaker, Daniel Johnson

Isn’t a showreel just a compilation of your best bits from your acting parts to date? No – at least, not according to a leading figure in the film and television showreel industry.

Daniel Johnson is a writer and director from London who has made a name for himself by creating high quality showreel scenes for actors from scratch.

Visit Daniel Johnson Films for more information, including further tips and tricks on acting showreels.

The biggest mistakes actors make on their showreels

In this lengthy and in-depth chat with actor and presenter Aiysha Jebali, Johnson explains why it’s more important to choose one great scene for your showreel over five scenes from bigger parts that do not reflect your abilities as an actor. He also discusses the top mistakes actors make when it comes to putting together showreels and how to avoid them – and much, much more!

Daniel has also written and directed short films including A Productive Lockdown (2021) – work which caught our attention here at Film Forums and led to this very enjoyable interview