What we do
If you’re reading this, then you already know that a showreel is a vital component of any actor's tool-kit. A good reel can make the difference between getting the job, or not. But what makes a good reel? How do you chose from the numerous showreel companies that are out there? And how much should you spend?
Mandrake Media has been specialising in shooting showreels from scratch for over a decade and knows exactly how to make the most effective reels for the resources you may have at your disposal.
We shoot everything in 4K with industry standard film cameras, sound kit and light packages to ensure every piece of footage is of the highest broadcast quality. And every reel is shot by our resident award winning commercial director Will Kenning, so you're in safe hands.
Why Choose Mandrake?
RECOMMENDED BY TOP AGENCY’S & DRAMA SCHOOLS
We are the showreel production company of choice for several top agencies and drama schools including Cooper Searle Management, TCG, East 15 and The Poor School to name a few.
EVERY REEL - SAME DIRECTOR
Unlike some other companies - we don’t diversify or outsource to other directors. Every reel will be shot & directed by founder Will Kenning: an award winning filmmaker & commercial director represented by leading agency LONDON:DC. This way you can look through our past work to see the quality of what you will receive as your finished product.
DESIGNED FOR ACTORS
Will is a working actor as well as a director. This can really help on set as Will is able to provide as much or as little direction as you like. It’s just good to know that you’re in safe hands with someone who’s super familiar with being in front and behind the camera.
WORK WITH A CASTING PROFESSIONAL
And you’ll be working with someone who spends a huge amount casting commercials / TV & Film…Will has watched A LOT of showreels and knows what works and what does not! We’re not interested in the bells and whistles - just capturing excellent performances shot in a cinematic way at broadcast quality.
We don’t have a set formula or ask you to ‘come to our studios’ to churn out the one size fits all kind of reels you might spot elsewhere. Each reel will be planned and shot around your needs & requirements.