ABOUT US

Welcome to Filmdock Productions, your partners in success. We don’t just create videos; we craft cinematic experiences that capture the essence of your talent. Founded by seasoned professional Peter Palmer over a decade ago, Filmdock was born out of a passion for film making and a deep understanding of the actor’s journey. Having once treaded the boards as a child actor, Pete brings a unique perspective to our work, resulting in exceptional showreel materials that shine in any genre. Individually we have worked on everything from feature films and TV shows to documentaries and music videos before we formed a showreel company to provide high-quality, cinematic showreels for actors in London.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Commitment to Quality: When it comes to production value, Filmdock stands as an unparalleled leader in the industry. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality videos that look and sound just as good as anything in your local multiplex.

Bespoke and Customer-Focused: Every client is unique, and so is our approach. We tailor our services to meet your specific needs and budget, offering a range of packages to choose from. We believe in putting our customers at the center of everything we do.

Versatility Across Genres: While we specialize in crafting actors showreels and short films, we excel in every genre and style. Whether you’re a drama actor or a comedy genius, we’ve got your back.

Dynamic and Cinematic: Our goal is to make your acting showreel stand out. Our cinematic approach ensures that your videos don’t just showcase your talent but do so in a visually striking and captivating way.

Client Support: We believe in empowering actors with the knowledge to create compelling showreels. That’s why we offer a free online course on our website, teaching you how to get better showreels and even how to create one from scratch.

Our Success Stories: Our work speaks for itself. Several of our showreel scenes and short films have been nominated or won awards at film festivals and competitions. More importantly, our clients have gone on to appear in well-known shows like The Crown, Eastenders, Born to Kill, and more. Discover what our former clients have to say about us in our testimonials.

Let’s bring your talent to the forefront. Contact us today to start your journey to showreel greatness.

SHOWREEL EXAMPLES

SHORT FILMS

In addition to crafting showreels, we specialize in producing short films of various scopes and genres.

The Oathkeeper

We are thrilled to share our noir-fantasy creation, “The Oathkeeper.” This short film was specifically created for the London 48 Hour Film Competition, challenging us to write, shoot, and edit a 4-7 minute piece of cinema within a mere 48-hour timeframe. The challenge included the incorporation of two assigned genres, a prop, a character and a line of dialogue to elevate the creativity and ingenuity of our work.

We are proud that this exceptional work not only garnered nominations for both the BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY and BEST MUSIC categories but also received most of the votes in the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD.

Paying Respects

Dark comedy short film written by Edward Wade, directed by Peter Palmer and produced by Filmdock Productions.

Moments In Life

Initially began as three separate showreel scenes, it evolved into a short drama film through the incorporation of voiceover.

SHOWREEL CREW

Filmdoc showreel production company's Director and Editor

PETE

Director / DP / Editor

Since producing his first award-winning short film at the age of 14, Pete has filmed and edited shorts, features, TV shows and more than a thousand showreel scenes. His never-ending passion for film-making led him to founding Filmdock Productions in 2013, to provide the highest quality showreels for actors.

Filmdoc showreel production company's Sound Recordist

ESTEBAN

Sound recordist

After graduating in 2006, Esteban worked in a wide range of film and video projects across different sectors, including showreels for actors, short films, promotional, corporate, TV and Creative film-making.

Filmdoc showreel production company's Production and Camera Assistant

EDI

Production Manager

Working with Pete since the beginning, Edi has assisted on several projects, and always kept the cast and crew in high spirits. She is now working in the background as a Production Manager. She manages all the bookings, organises shootings, helps sourcing locations and scene partners.

Filmdoc showreel production company's writer

MATT

Writer

Since graduating with a BA in Film and an MA in Literature, Matt has worked with Peter to write hundreds of showreel scripts for upcoming talents. As well as working on numerous short film projects in different capacities and the occasional feature.

HOW WE WORK

Step 1: Consultation with Pete: The journey begins with a FREE, no-obligation consultation with our managing director, Pete. He will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and discuss your production needs. This is where we talk about dates, locations, supporting actors, and every detail that matters. To secure your production date, clients proceed by paying the deposit.

Step 2: Script Crafting with Matt: Once the deposit is cleared, our scriptwriter, Matt, takes the reins. He’ll work closely with you to understand your casting range, preferred characters, and scenes. Matt will send you a brief for your approval, and then he’ll craft scripts tailored to your vision.

Step 3: Production Day: On the big day, we bring your vision to life. The duration varies depending on your package, but our meticulous approach ensures ample time for setup, rehearsals, and taking the perfect shots. We deploy top-of-the-line 4K cameras and industry-standard equipment, but it’s our passion and expertise that make the real difference.

Step 4: Post-Production Magic: Pete, with over two decades of editing experience, handles post-production. He ensures the image is edited to perfection, adds professional sound mixing, incorporates music when appropriate, and performs color grading for a cinematic finish. You’ll receive your fully edited scenes, ready for upload to casting directories within 10 working days.

Your Vision, Our Priority: While we’re confident in our creative vision, we value your input. You can review takes on the filming day with our playbacks. After editing, you can request small revisions to ensure the final product aligns with your vision.

SHOWREEL TIPS & TRICKS

As a leading showreel company, we’re committed to delivering outstanding showreels for actors. However, there’s more to crafting a compelling showreel than meets the eye. We believe that informed actors make the best choices when it comes to their showreels. That’s why we’ve compiled a wealth of knowledge, insights, and expert advice to empower you to create showreels that truly shine.

Our invaluable resources cover a wide spectrum of topics, from fundamental showreel principles to advanced techniques that can elevate your content. Here, you’ll find guidance on everything from self-editing to producing a showreel from scratch at a fraction of the cost or even entirely for free. We’ll explore the crucial dos and don’ts that can make or break your showreel’s impact.

But that’s not all. We delve into the realm of options for actors who may not have the means to enlist a professional crew for filming and editing. You’ll discover the secrets to securing remarkable filming locations that add a touch of grandeur to your scenes, making them appear as they’re from a major production. We’ll also examine the pros and cons of referencing scenes from existing productions and offer an array of additional insights.

Drawing from over 10 years of experience in producing showreels for actors and extensive research in the field, we’ve curated these tips and tricks to help you not only create a superior showreel but also potentially save costs along the way. Your success is our priority, and we’re here to ensure that your showreel reflects the best of your talent and aspirations.

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SHOWREEL PRICES

Showreel editing from existing footage:

£75

 

Showreel from scratch:

NEW HOPE

Simplified scenes, for showreel material only

£225 – £325 per scene*

  • pre-shoot consultations
  • bespoke scripts written (1 page per scene)
  • filming in 4K (up to 2 hours per scene on set)
  • editing
  • sound mixing
  • cinematic colour grading
  • 50% discount from showreel editing
  • 10% – 50% discount from headshots

* The higher price applies for the first scene we film on the day. All additional scenes we film on the same day are charged at the lower rate.

THE RISE

Standard showreel scenes, advanced coverage

£299 – £399 per scene*

  • pre-shoot consultations
  • bespoke scripts written (1.5 – 2 pages per scene)
  • filming in 4K (up to 4 hours per scene on set)
  • locations and scene partners are sourced if required
  • editing
  • sound mixing and design
  • music added (when appropriate)
  • cinematic colour grading
  • free showreel editing
  • 20% – 50% discount from headshots

* The higher price applies for the first scene we film on the day. All additional scenes we film on the same day are charged at the lower rate.

THE EMPIRE

Standalone scenes, full coverage, bigger crew, more time on set

£650 per scene

  • pre-shoot consultations
  • bespoke scripts written (2.5 – 3 pages per scene)
  • hair and make-up artist provided
  • filming in 4K (up to 6 hours per scene on set)
  • locations and scene partners are sourced if required
  • editing
  • sound mixing and design
  • music added (when appropriate)
  • cinematic colour grading
  • free showreel editing
  • 50% discount from headshots

Fancy for something different? Please enquire about our bespoke prices for scenes that include fight sequence or visual effects.

Our prices are charged per scene, not per actor, so it can be cheaper by splitting the cost with a friend.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please contact us using the form below. We aim to respond to all inquiry within 2 working days.