A Different Lens: Demo Reel Creation to Empower the Diverse Performer

The ACTRA Toronto Diversity & Inclusion Committee are developing a new initiative to equip diverse performers with a quality demo reel scene. We all know how difficult it is to build momentum in your acting career when you’ve got the training & the talent but the opportunities are limited by your lack of demo reel footage. A strong demo reel can open doors to better auditions, good reps, and serve as a calling card for your skills & brand as an actor.

Our goal is to connect BIPOC ACTRA performers with emerging & professional BIPOC writers to create your dream scene. We endeavour to provide selected participants with access to gear, studio time, & volunteer crew to bring your demo reel scenes to life! This is your opportunity to showcase your work, and your abilities as the central character in a 2 minute scene designed to get your more work. No frills, no fancy distractions, just you, your craft, and the camera.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the ReelWorld Film Festival to showcase selected finished scenes in a stand-alone digital event which will include a Q&A feedback session with industry professionals.

It’s been a long time coming and it’s a passion of ours! We’re performers first. We know how important your demo reel is and we’re proud to bring it to life.

We’re looking forward to working with you!

Samora & Lisa Michelle,
Co-Chairs,
ACTRA Toronto Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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