Showreels – We Need Them!

We know our blog title has got your attention! Models Direct is on a mission to get all our models, humans and pets, to compose regular showreels. Not just a one-hit wonder showreel, but reg-u-lar showreels.


Because it’s super important for your exposure as a model in the industry.

Is it possible to make regular content?

Highly unlikely for our animal models since it’ll be tricky for their paws to edit material but that doesn’t mean that you can’t. So, what’s stopping you, models and pet model owners? We’ve got a couple of blogs explaining how to create a showreel and top tips, but this blog will focus on why you should have one. And honestly speaking, after reading this, you’ll never look back on your no-show reels days, again! Let’s go!

We’re living in a fast-paced world, we want to get everything done at high speed. Our shopping, our online orders, and quite possibly our portfolio pics too! And while these photos make up an essential part of the modelling package, so do showreels.

Stand out from the crowd

Take a deep breath and slow down, because show reels dig a bit deeper than pics which are moments in time. They help you stand out from the crowd, and bring you to life by offering a dynamic glimpse into who you are.

Visual storytelling

With a showreel, you get the opportunity to showcase the best work that you want agencies and clients to see. You get to tell your story, your way. It’s all in your hands. From the edits to the music and everything in between, it all belongs to you.

Grabbing the client’s attention

With content speeding up in bite-sized chunks, showreels are short and sweet but allow enough time for clients to understand your capabilities and versatility. This makes it easier for them to envision you as a potential hire for their projects.

Leaving a lasting impression

We love our ePortfolio section. It’s a predominate topic we regularly share with our readers and even though it’s important, show reels add extra layers of depth to your modelling content. A well-crafted one can leave a memorable impression which is perfect for potential bookings.

Going the extra mile

We know that compiling a showreel can take a lot of time and effort. When you’ve got yours finally ready for submission, know that it’ll speak volumes about your dedication to your craft and that you’re willing to go the extra mile

If you haven’t done one so far, give it a go! It’s worth investing your time and energy in. There are tools out there – Canva and Lightworks, to help you too. Which ones?

If you need help putting it together, please get in touch with our Models Direct specialists who are happy to support you.