I've only just started my new venture - The Reel Scene. And a venture, or business, will never grow unless the people you work with, or the people you're doing business with go home happy at the end of the day. Recently Kyla & Philip, two actors I've worked with for The Reel Scene, left their testimonials on TRS Facebook Page that put a huge smile on my face. Now that's a stamp of approval I care about.
If your business consists of dealing with people directly, there's no better way to let your potential clients know what you're about than testimonials. For testimonials, my friend, speak louder than the largest billboards in the world. If you're lucky like me, you'll see something like this:
“Emon Hassan is an innovative, generous, insightful, meticulously detail-oriented, grounded, inspirational director and a true up and coming visionary of the modern film world. I had the pleasure of shooting several audition pieces and the short film “Break” with Emon and in just one day of shooting, I knew I had come across a true talent. He has a vision of exactly what he wants and when he works with you, he does everything in his power to share that vision and make you a part of it. He has a natural way of collaborating without trying to control the process.
He is extremely diligent and disciplined and while on set, there is a never a wasted moment. Every minute of your time is spent on trying to find the best shot or help develop the most truthful performance. He has a way of bringing out the best in the actors he works with by making them feel comfortable in their own skin, encouraging their own unique choices, and offering insight and guidance that contribute to the expression of their highest potential. Emon’s main focus is on the art of storytelling and he has a beautiful one of a kind way of doing it with very little dialogue and by utilizing only that which is essential both in words and human behavior.
It was a breath of fresh air to work with Emon for he is a pioneer of simplicity and truth. I believe the sharpness and clarity of Emon’s craft is just what audiences today are hungry for and I look forward to seeing his career develop and flourish. I strongly encourage you to remember the name Emon Hassan, for I have full faith that you will be seeing his name on the big screen someday, a day that I anticipate and celebrate here and now.
Thank you for sharing your gift and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your vision, Emon! Much continued success!
“What a great idea – three characters, three emotions and three different scenes – who could ask for more on their reel for promoting themselves and all can be put together in a matter of days! Everyone in this industry is trying to get roles they can put on their reel that will land them their dream role. The chance to actually sit down with Emon Hassan and come up with three different characters, emotions and scenes that would portray the work you want to ideally show Casting Directors and Directors etc., is a chance that’s not to be missed. The shoot day was so easy and relaxed. Emon has a fantastic way of really bringing a scene to life and captures the whole mood of the scene with such artistry and fineness.
Another great advantage to the shoot, is that Emon only needs to be there, so the shoot runs really swiftly and smoothly. This allows you are able to try the scene in many different ways without a whole crew waiting on you. This is definitely something I would recommend to anyone trying to put a reel together and it …is a quicker and easier solution then waiting around for production companies to send you material/clips that may not even be usable when you do finally receive it. I see this as a great opportunity to work with a fantastic, talented up and coming director in New York. I’m sure, without a doubt, that Emon Hassan will be making his mark in the film industry on both coasts before too long.”