Showreel Editing and Filming

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Film and Update Reel

£600 - £800
Option 1 | £600 plus Expenses.

1 day Filming* ( with pro lights )  and with 1 day** editing of Show Reel Scene From Scratch with complimentary Color-Grade via Da Vinci Resolve, and Show Reel Edit.

Option 2 | £800 plus expenses

Same as Option 1 with Dedicated Sound Operator.

Included in both Options: 

Film 1 x Two Page Scene (2mins)  provided by Actor/Actors

Or Film 2 x One Page Scenes (1min Each) provided by Actor/Actors

  • Shot with Black Magic Cinema Camera in Black Magic Raw for best colour correction and grade. Delivered in 4k Pro Res HQ. 
  • With Selection of Modern or Vintage Cinema Lenses
  • Aputure Light Kit for Professional Lighting. 
  • Sound via H6 Recorder (Industry Standard)  with NTG 3 ( Industry Shotgun) with wireless mics for x 2 actors. *** 
  • Scene edited with basic sound mix and added to client’s selected material for Show Reel Update. 
  • Show Reel Update. Target length should not be longer than 3mins. 2mins is best  for Casting Directors and Agent’s optimum playback. Re Montages, please read Advice From IVD’s Monkey.  


  • Make Up Artist ( Subject to Artist’s fee) 
  • Location (Subject to Fees by Location Site or Council Permission. Must be paid up front by client for booking)
  • Actor participating / provided by lead client will get 10 percent discount for Show Reel Edit or 10 percent discount on Film Reel Packages. Available up to 60 days after filming with IVD. 

Show Reel Edit

£150 inc Tax

Invisible Darkness Showreel Edits comes with a unique reward scheme. After your initial Show Reel Edit, re-edits (i.e. slotting in a new scene and replacing an old) are 20% off for life.

Always delivered in the Highest Data Rate possible for future proofing and stored on our Vimeo Pro Servers.

Self Tape Pro Assist

£80 inc Tax (1hr Booking) plus Travel.

For Important Castings that require that professional touch in film and sound. Shot on Cinema Camera, with Cine Lens, Broadcast Mic and Mobile Light Kit plus portable black background if needed.

Shot in 4k and delivered in 2K/4K High Quality MP4 onsite.

See What The Players Say

Look Upon Our Work

“Ricky was the best - and most generous - collaborator and VFX artist I could have hoped for on both occasions we worked together. Not only is he extremely technically proficient, but he puts the “artist” into VFX artist - he’d always offer the most creative solutions to situations where others would have offered something bog-standard. I can’t recommend him enough.”

- Maria Pawlikowska | Director

Its rare to find a Director who identifies your bad habits. Ricky is one of the few ive worked with who really puts me through my paces and with the creative ability he enforces, he is able to create magic. I know my performance is in safe hands when Ricky is in the Directing Chair

- Darren Kent | Actor | Back Up

Ricky did a great job on the trailers of HYMN TO LOVE and PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY for Jermyn Street Theatre. He has a truly creative eye and was able to summon up the spirit of each show in a dynamic, exciting way. He works well to a brief but also contributes much better ideas than we'd have had without him!

- Tom Littler | Director | Jermyn Street Theatre

"I was in urgent need of a showreel and Ricky saved my bacon. It was exactly what I needed first time around and I'll be begging his services again at some point in the future. Many thanks."

- Laura Evelyn | Actor

Ricky approaches all projects with heart and talent. He is a patient yet ambitous creative with a real visual flare. He is brilliant at realising his vision as well as collaborating with those around him.Ricky is a generous filmmaker with a unique narrative vision, i cant wait to see where he goes next.

- Rachel Valentine-Smith - Director

Ricky is an excellent cinematographer and editor who has always been responsive to the needs of our projects and able to generate bespoke solutions in any conditions. Resourceful, committed, and talented, Ricky always delivers a quality outcome. In addition - and this not to be underestimated - Ricky is always unfailingly positive, collaborative and personable to every member of the team on any project. We will undoubtedly be working with him again.

- Mark Leipacher | Director | Producer

Ricky is extremely knowledgeable and skillful, always cheerful, and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with him. If you’re looking for a VFX artist with the insight that only someone with diverse creative abilities can bring to the table, look no further.

- Zoë Greenbaum | Director

Ricky J Payne always goes above and beyond. Professional, hardworking and a joy to have on set.

- Grace Whitfield | Director

"Ricky has a distinct understanding of actors and of what a showreel needs to contain to best showcase your range and body of work. He is an invaluable asset in helping collate your best material to really get the most out of a few succinct minutes of footage. He is a fantastic editor and I couldn't be happier with the end result of my showreel he structured, cut and polished. I loved working with Ricky as he listens and takes on board any thoughts and ideas I had whilst also bringing his skills as a director and editor into the process from the start and guiding me as to what works best and how to achieve a brilliant end result."

- Carina Birrell | Actor

Working with Ricky has been one of the greatest pleasures - a true problem-solver in every sense of the word, he is a producer’s, actor’s, editor’s and director’s dream, and I would, given the opportunity, work with him again and again and again.

- Robert Lightfoot | Actor | Writer

"Right from the first meeting we knew our marketing campaign was in extremely good hands. Ricky was creative, innovative and great to work with from the first spark of an idea right up to the beautifully finished product. His meticulous and artistic eye is second to none. We couldn't recommend him more!'"

- Lilly Streames | Director | Actor

I am so grateful to Ricky (Invisible Darkness) for the magic he worked on my showreel. I am very confident and proud showing it to casting directors and other industry professionals. Ricky carefully selected the scenes that represent me and my talent best- he really knows what works and what is needed for a good showreel. He listened and truly understood what I am looking for, advised and shared his knowledge of showreels and the industry to make sure we get the best result. Thank you for ''a step up'' in my career.

- Kristina Buikaite | Actor

I can't wait to work with Ricky (Invisible Darkness) again. He is such a talented, creative and kind director- real professional. Ricky works fast, always knows what he wants and how to achieve it. He very naturally finds the way to connect with actors, makes sure they are comfortable so they can deliver their best performance. He listens to everyone in the team carefully, his notes are always spot on and he is very attentive to details. One of my best experiences on set!

- Kristina Buikaite | Actor | Rightswipe

IVD are amazing! Without their expertise and talent are projects wouldn't be possible. In a world where indie film making requires you have the cleverest people working as efficiently as possible; as a DOP, as an editor, as a VFX supervisor, Ricky is indispensable

- Christopher Hughes | Director

"Ricky at Invisible Darkness was absolutely brilliant. He managed to pull all the great moments from my material, however small, and weave them together seamlessly into a great reel. Very skilled editor and great personal service. He really listened to what I wanted and delivered a final product that exceeded my expectations!"

- Max Warrick | Actor | Writer