OUR FILM DEMO PROCESS
Creating a portfolio requires the right amount of time, experience, and professionalism from both the actor and producer. Because of this, your consultation will include an assessment of your acting skills and professional goals to ensure that our service is the best fit for your future.
My Demo Dude takes pride in the service that we offer for both aspiring and established actors; for this reason, we can only work with those who have the skill set capable of handling this process. However, we also offer an educational program to help you develop these essential
skills. If My Demo Dude and you are not a good fit, we will recommend other reputable services who can better address your needs.
Once the scenes have been selected, the work begins by putting it all together to create a unique and powerful presentation of who you are as an Actor, Musician, Athlete, Director or Entertainer.
This process can take as little as 3 days and up to 2 weeks to complete. The more organized you are, the smoother and faster the process goes. You will receive your first draft in the specified amount of time with which, we welcome your notes that will help fine tune your demo. If needed, we can provide two more complementary drafts to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your Demo.
Once finalized, we will provide you with a professional High Quality Demo that you can be proud of.
To begin the Demo Reel process, you will need to pay a $75 deposit from our "Get Started" page. Once the deposit has been made you will need to send us your best body of work via DropBox for us to review the content.
The idea is to collect scenes that showcase exactly what you would be booked for.
We will work together to select and set the order of the perfect scenes form your body of work. Or, you may already know exactly what you want to include and the order you want to include it in, which is great.
For example, a comedic reel versus a dramatic reel. If you have a nice, diverse body of work, you may opt for creating a Master Reel and two smaller speed reels for specific genres or needs. We offer packages for this type of need!
That's my demo dude.....
Ralph Odierna / Writer, Producer, Director / Bronx, NY
"My name is Ralph Odierna and in November of 2014 I had the pleasure to work with Damian Martorana on two short films in the same weekend. I worked with him in my capacity as director on one, and as a producer on the second.As a director having Damian as my 1st AD and as Editor was a wonderful experience. He was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and above all he owned the positions. He seamlessly worked with the DP, producers, actors, and me. As a producer I was able to watch him work with the director, DP, and actors. I can honestly say everyone was impressed with his skills as an editor, Damian showed great insight to storytelling. His instincts were on the money. From the rough cut to the final cut it was an exceptional experience. Redhead Said Productions, which I am a co-founder of along with Tetia Stroud and Andreas Wigand, have recently optioned a feature length screenplay and as we begin to crew up we absolutely would consider Damian to be a part of our team again. In closing, if you chose to hire Damian Martorana you will be making a great hire.
Robert Ballentine / Actor-Director-Writer-Producer / Orlando, FL
"I needed a great demo reel, but didn't know where to start. I had a lot of material to go through and working with Damian simplified everything. He brought skill and creativity to the table along with a great attitude and his passion for the art. I was impressed with his ability to understand where I wanted to take the viewer and he added the pop that is important in everyone's demo reel. His willingness to make changes and share the same vision made it very easy for me. Sweet Candy's turnaround time got me where I wanted to be a lot quicker than I thought I would be. Thanks for everything Damian!"
Larry T. / Host-Actor / Los Angeles, CA
“Damian was a pleasure to work with. His work was creative, comprehensive and competitively priced. And when I asked for extra tweaks and edits, he didn't flinch. Lots of people will go the extra mile: Damian went the extra marathon. I highly recommend him!"
Holger Moncada Jr. / Actor-Producer / Los Angeles, CA
“Damian is the consummate professional. He is THE man to go to for actor demo reel work! His understanding of how to tell a story is key to keeping people glued to your reel and get you work! My manager is recommending him to all of her clients. He is that good at what he does! A simple joy to work with!”
Ken Luzadder / Actor / Orlando, FL
"I had the pleasure last year to work with Damian on my first reel. Not only did he come up with some great choices for editing my stuff in the most favorable fashion, he listened to what I was envisioning and incorporated both our thoughts into what I am proud to call my reel. Damien was a pleasure to work with. He is very talented and a good guy to boot! I think of him as a friend!