One Foot in the Door Showreels was set up in London by Ruggero Dalla Santa in 2011.
As an actor starting off on his career, Ruggero regularly auditioned for short movies, web series’ and music videos in order to gather material for the showreel that would boost his career and get him noticed by the right people. Six months and a lot of unpaid jobs later he realised that the material he had simply wasn’t good enough; either the overall quality of the footage was bad, or he wasn’t playing the characters that he wanted to play.
Does the scenario sound familiar to you? After speaking to friends and colleagues in the industry and finding that many were having the same problems, Ruggero decided to put a passion for filmmaking to good use and set up a new company: One Foot in the Door Showreels.
Ruggero started with himself; writing a few scenes, buying the correct equipment, and roping in a couple of friend to act opposite him, he put together a solid actor showreel with footage that showed a range of characters. Within a few months of sharing this new showreel, he was receiving much better offers more regularly.
Finding a calling in the work, creating showreels from scratch became a full-time occupation for Ruggero. Having seen lots of fantastic actors miss out on the chance of a great role because they didn’t have a good showreel, he was inspired to offer the best quality at the most affordable price.
Five years and over one hundred showreels later, One Foot in the Door Showreels is known in the industry as offering some of the best-quality showreels at an affordable price. Recommended by actors, casting directors, and other industry professionals, One Foot in the Door Showreels is proud to be one of the best in the industry.
Ruggero now works alongside a friendly and dedicated team of one director, four editors, and one writer to provide actors with the showreels they deserve.
Ruggero Dalla Santa is the founder of One Foot in the Door Showreels. With over 6 years of experience directing, working with actors, and creating showreels from scratch, he is still heavily involved with every step of the process.
Mark Joyce is a filmmaker from London with a degree in Film Studies and Screen Practice from Roehampton University. He has spent most of his life watching films to the mass detriment of his social skills and parent’s love.
Mark has shot and directed short films, music videos, live events and for four years headed up the
video production team for sports site AddictedMMA, covering mixed martial arts events and news
throughout the UK.
He likes happiness, cookies and The Evil Dead. He dislikes writing about himself, no cookies and Evil Dead (2013).