I absolutely love shooting demo reel scenes for actors. Having solid scenes for your demo reel is the most important tool for your career.
The goal of a demo reel scene is to make it look like a snippet from an actual film. The key to achieving this effect is to not overcomplicate the production.
2-person scenes are ideal, as 3+ person scenes require too much coverage and time.
Choose simple, yet effective writing.
The scene should take place in a single room or space.
The scene does not need to be any longer than 2 minutes.
That means 2 pages max.
And yes. I know.. The scene below is over 3 minutes. We broke the rules that day.