Hi, I'm James Barriscale. I set up ReactionShowreels  in 2008, designing bespoke showreels for actors and other creatives across the entertainment industry.



As a busy TV and Film actor myself, I bring all my experience when editing your Reels. Making it the best it can be in the shortest time. I'll source your material too across all the different streaming services.

'Tape Mate', is a remote self taping service for when you need a professional script partner and/or director. Self tapes should be fun and empowering. I have a  great track record of getting roles through online taping and I really enjoy doing them. 
Let me take the stress out of taping and help you achieve the same success.

If you are looking to shoot new material for a project check out the 'Reaction Films' info below. 

Whatever your needs, email me or call and let's create something special. 



Self Tapes


Reaction Showreels stands with the people of
The World against all forms of Racism and Oppression.

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Full Reel Edit
from £295

Every Reel
is different.

Call or email
for bespoke quotes.


Tape Mate
from £30
Selftape Service. 
Zoom Auditions.
Script Partner.


Sourcing Material 

from £15


Let me find all your episodes.


Saves you all the hassle. 


Hourly Rate

This may be a better
option for you.
Email me for any project.
No matter how small.  


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We offer a great film making service that we can design specifically to your budget and needs.

Whether it's a short film or a special event,
a party or corporate film. We can help. 


Let us take your kids on a one day adventure into the world of filmmaking! Starting with a breakfast brain-storming ideas meeting, we set about writing our short film. Once we have the ideas and script locked down. We design the storyboard and start scouting for locations. After costumes and make up are finalised, the pre production comes to a close and shooting begins!


Taking up the rest of the day. Your children will get a chance to act, direct and shoot their story. With each child getting hands-on experience of what its like to be on a working film set. Once the last scene is complete - it's a Wrap! I then take the footage away to edit their mini masterpiece. With each child receiving a digital copy of the film. Call or email to discuss your needs and budget. 










JoJo's Restaurant:

Designing their Crowdfunder Video. With Suggs from Madness leading the charge to save this much loved business. 








'The Light Of Day.' 

Together with people living with dementia, through The Bright Shadow Charity, using original lyrics by Tim Knapman to a soundtrack by Natasha Rose Douglas,  we created a wonderfully sumptuous stop-animation film. 










'Colour Makes People Happy':

I was lucky to be asked to edit this beautiful short film by Claire Cox. Telling the story of Simon March's journey to open a glorious multi coloured clog shop and just how much colour can evoke our memories.







Working with actor Claire Cox to create a
series of short films. 


Shooting bespoke scenes for a young actors' first showreel


Shooting an original short film about sudden loss

and how to find peace. 


Pre Production on a feature length thriller/horror film set in a quiet seaside town. 

Working with 

Recent projects: 

In progress:

Shoot a short film in day :