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Reel It Up Studios Charlotte NC Custom Demo Reels Behind the Scenes Aaron Kasey 3b_edited.

How it works

Reel It Up Studios produces custom demo reels for actors and actresses to showcase your best talents and types. They are perfect samples for ActorsAccess, 800Casting, IMDb, and general acting portfolios. 

Casting directors need to see what you can do before they book you to do it. RIU Studios personalized videos and professional slateshots recognize this, and overdeliver. 

Demo reels put you at the top of the list (literally!) on casting's end when applying to auditions on AA. Uploading a headshot and reel ensures that your profile pops up before anyone without a reel or photo.


Book yours here or ask us a question.


First, you fill out our survey to iron out the specific story and genre you're looking for. 

Our writers analyze your responses, headshot, and any available prior work while brainstorming - we write with your goals in mind.


You receive three scripts per scene. One optional revision per scene is included in your package price.


Director PJ Barnes has over 10 years of experience as an acting coach (Acting Out Studio) and director (ScrewUp TV) in Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Wilmington. 

On set, he walks you through rehearsal. He answers questions and gives feedback and notes between takes to pull the best performance possible out of you. 


External sound is essential for a high-quality demo reel. Our packages include boom mic and mixer. 


Professional editing, color grading, and sound engineering (white noise removal, leveling) put the viewer's attention on your performance. 

Music and sound effects seal the deal, cementing your final product as a professional scene/demo reel. 


Our producers orchestrate everything so you can focus on your job: acting. We handle scheduling, props, location, call sheets, and craft (snacks & beverage).

We provide wardrobe guidance to ensure your look is appropriate for the material and flattering on camera. HMU (hair & makeup) is available as an add-on.


Cinematographers Aaron Kasey (PAAC Media) and Melanie Lech (Melanie Lech Multimedia) have extensive professional experience. 

They light your scene and compose shots that capture both your subtle and bodacious choices. 


Cameras available: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (+$250), Panasonic GH4, Nikon D750

Scene Partner

It's much easier to perform when you have a co-star living and breathing in the world of the scene with you. 

We hand pick an experienced working actor to make it real for you. 

Our actors and actresses have booked broad commercial projects and narrative work on major streaming platforms. 

If you opt for our Double-Up package, you and a scene partner can purchase a joint custom scene at a special rate per person. 

"WOWZERS!!!!! These are AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much for capturing Mia so beautifully!!!"

Jennifer Chaney

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