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WHAT IS A MONOREEL?

The Monoreel is a stand alone monologue showreel giving the actor the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their talent by capturing moments of a relationship between two people from a single perspective.

My goal with these Monoreels is to direct the actor by guiding them through the process of empathising with the character and to find the truth and meaning of the text by utilising techniques found in a variety of teaching methods, including Meisner and Stanislavski. I believe, the authentic skill of an actor is the embodiment of the script by making the dialog their own and deeply connecting with their scene partner.

The single continuous shot demonstrates the actor’s ability to emotionally connect and move with the dialogue, scene partner, inner thoughts and objectives.

The end result being a authentic performance that appears improvised.

Filmed at our Auckland based studio, edited, colour graded with a filmic appearance and available to download within 24 hours.

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Monoreel Examples

BROOKE PETERSEN
'The Memory of Water'

A scene from the play The Memory of Water written by Shelagh Stephenson and performed by Brooke Petersen.

JORDIN LINCOLN
'Collaboration'

A scene from the play Collaboration written by Kellie Powell and performed by Jordin Lincoln.

GREG BAILEY
'Gone Missing'

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Testimonials


Testimonials


Andrea Diprose

Andrea Diprose

Carl is a talented director who has a clear vision of what he requires from his actors, and he has an extensive array of techniques designed to draw out the best in them. His ability to mould his cast into a cohesive unit is unique. Carl is always engaging, extremely patient and he provides excellent feedback and encouragement.
— Andrea Diprose

Like any actor, I have always strived to approach roles from a place of honesty, but working under Carl’s direction really captivated my spirit. Through renewed techniques within improvised and scripted scenarios, Carl taught me how to connect more emotionally and within a very short space of time. Now that I understand the power of that connection, my performances have become much more about ‘being present’ than simply reciting words from a manuscript. Thanks Carl, I greatly look forward to working with you again.
— Paul Ballard
Paul Bollard

Paul Bollard


Carl is very much an actor’s director. By that I mean he understands and helps you give real truth to your performance by getting to the core of why your character is there in the first place. He brings the natural performance out in his actors. Your performance stems from the reaction of the person you are performing opposite and he helps you understand that.
— Greg Bailey

It was a truly amazing experience to be directed by Carl. He has this rare talent to get the best out of everyone and always makes you so comfortable and at ease. Rehearsing was always a joy, hard work, but so rewarding. He’s got a great understanding of acting and his actors and adapts well to each and every personality. I truly admire his work and what he’s done to me/my character.
— Sandra Fischer
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