Welcome to the new home for Atlanta Speed Scenes!
Atlanta Speed Scenes was founded in 2013 by local filmmakers and actors, Joseph Lavender and Allie O’Neill after we got sick of never being able to get footage back from unpaid acting gigs we had been working on. Actors need reel footage to be considered for higher profile roles and it’s a common catch 22 that actors work on smaller independent projects, often for no pay, with the promise of reel footage that they never get. This is a growing problem in today’s industry, but we have the solution!
What is a “Speed Scene?”
Simply put, a “Speed Scene” as we like to call them, is a custom written demo scene for actors who are in need of footage for their reel. We write every single scene custom to you, the actor. We focus on what types of roles and shows you’re looking to book and we cater the script with your goals in mind. We focus on keeping things simple and to the point. These are not short films. We showcase your best acting ability through closeups and simple dialog scenes. The idea is that we’ve pulled a tiny piece from a larger work to present to casting directors. Casting directors don’t have time to watch a 5 minute long reel that includes actors doing things other than, ya know.. acting. Speed Scenes are perfect for uploading to casting websites such as: Actor’s Access and 800casting so that casting directors will know how to cast you and agents have the ability to submit your scenes along with their submissions. Once you shoot your scene with us, we have the fastest turn around time of anyone else in the state, 48 hours!
How does it work?
Booking a “Speed Scene” is an incredibly easy process. You can do so right from our website. Just click on “Schedule A Scene” at the top of this page and you’ll be presented with a calendar. Choose the date/time that you’d like to shoot and follow the prompts to payment information. We require full payment up front to secure your date. Once we’ve received your booking, we will respond back with a survey link asking you several questions in order to help us craft a scene that is perfect for you. We’ll provide you with several options for scripts to approve and then all that’s left is to shoot! You’ll arrive with your scene partner on the day with wardrobe options and the cameras will roll! You’ll have your completed scene back in 48 hours or less!
You and a partner will shoot a 1-2 minute long scene from a custom written script written by us. Many actors choose this option and split the cost in half so that both actors get quality footage.
With this discounted package rate, you get two scenes instead of just one. A great value for someone who knows they want to have clips of contrasting characters.
Don’t have any footage and need nearly an entire reel’s worth of material? Three scenes shot in a single day will provide you with plenty of awesome quality footage.
Are you just starting out and you need EVERYTHING? With this package not only do you get 5 speed scenes, but we’ll also do a 1-2 look headshot session and record a slate shot for you. It’s the ultimate actor starter pack!