Demo Reel Production Services

Darwin’s process and creativity is something I’ve learned to trust and admire after working together for several years now. As a director, he allows the freedom to explore character, environment and also listens to the actor’s concerns. He understands and caters to each individual’s way of working. It’s important to collaborate with people you trust and feel comfortable with. Darwin has a very unique vision which never disappoints!
— Johnny Cannizzaro, Actor (Jersey Boys, Mob City)



Behind the Scenes


Acting Reels

  • Scenes Written Specifically For You

  • In-Depth Filming Process Gives You Multiple Opportunities to Shine

  • Finessed Editing For Cinematic Effect

  • Expert Performance Coaching

  • Professional Grade Color Correction and Sound Mixing

  • We Find Actors For You to Act With
  • Shoot In Studio, a Variety of Residences, or Any Park in Los Angeles.  Other Locations Are Possible Depending On Accessibility - Additional Fees May Apply
  • Up to 1 Minute of Material Per Scene
  • Digital and DVD delivery


Enter into a close collaboration with Darwin Carlisle as he writes, films, and edits a reel that's tailored to show off your specific talents.  Pay a flat rate for unlimited rewrites, up to 3 hours of production per scene, and a fine-tuned edit that we'll perfect just for you.  Prices vary depending on the complexity of the scene - let us know what you're looking for and we'll get back to you with a quote right away!

Contact us for more info, or if you have a special project, send us your idea and we'll give you a quote.

Not only do you get topnotch, incredibly talented professionals making your work look GREAT, but you also get the small business attention to detail. Communication is open, they listen to you, take what you want seriously and then make it more beautiful than you could have ever imagined possible. Above all, they have an eye for beauty. First Class Reels is an LA gem, you won’t find this combination of high quality filmmaking and genuine passion for your finished product anywhere else.
— Fleur, Event Speaker
For any actors needing help putting their demo reel together at a reasonable price, the man to contact is Darwin Carlisle of First Class Reels. His insights and suggestions are invaluable. Additionally, he is quite open and easy to work with, and his quick service seals the deal.
— Marty Rosen, Actor


Demo Reel Editing - $150

- Up to 2.5 hours of work (Most standard reels can be edited in this time. $75/hour after that.)
- 72 hour turnaround
- Digital and DVD delivery

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