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.
A scene from the play The Memory of Water written by Shelagh Stephenson and performed by Brooke Petersen.
A scene from the play Collaboration written by Kellie Powell and performed by Jordin Lincoln.