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Audition Demo Reel 2017

In Acting, Demo Reel, Demo Reels, Featured, Latest, Videos | on August, 09, 2017 | by

Audition Demo Reel 2017 from Taryn O’Neill on Vimeo.

“What have you been in recently?” As an actor, you get that question A LOT. But the reality of being a working actor is that a majority of the acting you do is at the audition level. You can easily log 20 plus auditions before you book a single role. And a lot of auditions I get are ‘tape’ requests, especially as I can work in Canada. So I wanted to share a compilation of some of my favorite characters that I’ve taped for in the past 12 months. A lot* goes into crafting these characters in a very short amount of time, but having the ability to tackle a wide range of human souls is my passion. Can’t wait for one of them to show up on your TV screen! (And stay tuned for news on the release of the new series I’m in.)

*Thanks to my acting coach Jeffrey Marcus for my weekly workout and to Intrepid Tapes for a great taping experience. No storylines, characters or series names are spoiled.

Latest Acting Materials

In Acting, Demo Reel, Demo Reels, Headshots, Latest | on July, 14, 2016 | by

Taryn O’Neill’s most recent headshots, demo reel and resume. Los Angeles and Vancouver based.

Taryn O’Neill resume

TARYN O’NEILL Theatrical Demo Reel from Taryn O’Neill on Vimeo.

Fight Training Reel

In Acting, Demo Reel, Featured, Latest, Videos | on February, 03, 2016 | by

I don’t hide the fact that one of my goals as an actress is to play a big action role. Sarah Connor, Ellen Ripley, Sydney Bristow and even Buffy are my on-screen heroes. I’ve been training in various forms of martial arts on and off for over 15 years, but I took it up a notch 5 years ago when I met Liam Glennon. He has been training me in a combination of Karate, Wing Chun and Boxing, and I’ve never been in better shape nor more ready to tackle that action role. So I edited together a sampling of some of the training I do. A big thanks to Mark Gantt for shooting most of it.


In Acting, Demo Reel, Demo Reels, Featured, Latest, Videos | on September, 25, 2015 | by

How does one properly capture their acting work in a demo reel that has to be under 5 mins?! For the past 3 years, I have been playing ‘June Sanders’ on GRANITE FLATS — lovely, emotional, kind but conflicted. I worked on 21 episodes! Recently, I also had the good fortune of playing a lawyer opposite Jason Lee and Brian Dennehy in Amazon Studio’s COCKED and Lara Croft in a Machinima comedy series.

But for many years, I worked on intense, gritty thriller and horror projects. My passion is scifi, I have 15 years of fight/ martial arts training and I endeavor to play the type of badass roles that Emily Blunt now plays — so I am including TWO REELS below — one with my most current TV material and one that showcases all the indie drama/ horror / badass work I’ve done in the past. Enjoy!

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Welcome to my site! I'm an actress, writer, occasional webseries producer, and co-founder of science advocacy group SCIRENS . I played 'June Sanders' on the BYUTV series GRANITE FLATS for three seasons and can be seen on numerous digital and TV series and commercials. I began producing in 2008 with the scifi web series After Judgment and am now in the midst of creating and writing numerous web and TV projects. Being an avid storyteller, a scifi geek and science nerd, I am passionate about creating story worlds that reflect the paradigm shifting times we are living in with the aim to also increase science literacy. For some of my writing, please check out Women in Entertainment site MS. IN THE BIZ. For more about me, click on the 'About Taryn' tab and follow me on twitter for my daily musings and links. Consider this your portal into my creative world.