Self Tape House. London.

selftapehouse@gmail.com

North London Self Tape Studio and Audition Coaching for Actors.
Agent and Casting Director recommended.
Exceptional quality Self Tapes.
Audition Coaching.

TESTIMONIALS

"Self taping is usually quite stressful and time consuming but I've found working with David takes out all of the stress of self taping and let's me focus on what I actually want to do, which is tape an audition piece I'm proud to send out. The atmosphere is easy going and professional. I leave feeling good about what I've done and confident about the end result. He's the best one basically :) Thanks David!"  

Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Untitled Game of Thrones Prequel, Lady Macbeth) 

"I've been searching for the ultimate self tape solution and finally I've found it . Self Tape House create a stress free experience. They are very accommodating, even with last minute bookings, very reasonably priced and the tapes look great. Highly recommended."

 

Steven Mackintosh (Rocketman, Luther. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

"Self Tape House is a fantastic, convenient and very professional way to do a self tape. The results are of a brilliant quality, I will definitely use their services again and recommend them to anyone looking for assistance self taping. "

 

Georgina Campbell (BAFTA winner - Best Actress. Murdered by my Boyfriend, His Dark Materials, Broadchurch, Krypton.)

"Self Tape House is the only place I go for self tapes in London and the only place I would recommend. David is an excellent actor/reader which helps the process enormously. On top of that the tapes always look and sound professional. I used to find taping stressful and time consuming but with David it is neither of those things, and we also always have a good laugh! "

Sonoya Mizuno  (Maniac, Ex Machina, Crazy Rich Asians, La La Land)

“Self Tape House is an amazing resource for actors. I hate putting myself on tape but David makes it so easy and really fun. Also, he’s a brilliant actor and knows just how to pitch it when reading with you. The tapes always look beautiful and sound incredibly clear. It takes away all of the pressure and difficulty of self-taping. Also, David is extremely well priced and very flexible with hours. I avoided self-tapes for ages until I went to Self Tape House. I can’t recommend them highly enough."

Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The History Boys, Penny Dreadful, The Lady in The Van)

My agent suggested Self-Tape house to me for a more professional looking audition tape and I haven’t looked back since. Working with David has taken all the stress out of self taping. He is brilliant at what he does, making the technical side quick and easy while also being supportive to the actor and giving them a lot of energy to spark off doing the scenes. Highly recommended! 

Nikki Amuka Bird ( BAFTA nominated. Luther, Avenue 5, Torchwood, Inside No 9, Hard Sun)

"David makes the whole self tape experience completely painless.  Because he's an actor himself, he reads in very well. And the end result looks thoroughly professional. What a relief not to have to cobble it together my self!"

Rebecca Front (BAFTA winner - The Thick of It. Avenue 5. War & Peace. Humans) 

"David is second to none. Not only does he have the ability to produce first-class, professional self tapes, but he is also a fantastic actor and a joy to read with. He always makes sure my agent receives the tape before the deadline, no matter how busy his schedule is. I whole heartedly recommend Self Tape House. "

 

Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager, Happy Valley, Cheat, Dirty God, Mr Selfridge)

"Self Tape House is the best self taping service I have used in London by a mile. I often receive positive comments from my UK and US Agents about the quality of the tapes and David is an excellent reader who can provide helpful direction if required. The lighting and camera set up , together with the editing, makes the tape look and sound amazing. I recently booked roles on Inside No. 9 and Catch 22 after taping with David!"

 

Miranda Hennessy (Catch 22, King Gary ,Inside No.9, Johnny English 3, Quacks, Sherlock.)

"Self Tape House is my go to company for self tape auditions. David really knows what he's doing and supports the audition process in whatever way I need.  Even my agents have commented on how slick his tapes are and how fast he works- which is always necessary, given I’ve often had less that 24 hours to turn around a brilliant tape! Also recently just booked a job from the director seeing my tape alone, so I can't recommend this place enough"

Gbemisola Ikumelo (Sex Education, The Power, Famalam, Broadchurch) 

"As an American working abroad in London, I had trouble finding people who could help me self tape without it being entirely awkward. I was so relieved once I found Self Tape House. David made it really easy to get my auditions done, and they always looked great and were sent to me really quickly afterward! I would highly recommend going here for a painless audition experience. It's also super helpful that David is an actor so you are reading with someone who will not detract from your audition."

Lauren Lapkus (Big Bang Theory, Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World)

"I cannot recommend Self Tape House highly enough. It takes all the stress out of taping. David is wonderful and always a life saver when accommodating last minute auditions. The tapes look professional with great sound and I consistently get great feedback from US agents and management. After having used multiple self tape services in London, Self Tape House is the place I keep coming back to."

Eliza Bennett (This is Us, People Just do Nothing (US), Broadchurch, Nanny McPhee)

"Selftape house has been my saviour for the past year. I’ve already booked 2 jobs off of taping with David. He's awesome! - A great reading partner and is always so accommodating with fitting me in (even after getting off an 11 hour flight!)"

Sophia Brown (Guerrilla, Giri /Haji, Marcella, Clique, The Capture)

“I cannot speak more highly of David’s service. His is the best I’ve experienced worldwide as he makes the process so easy and enjoyable. The final product is always of such high quality and I feel I’ve given myself the best possible chance of booking the job when I work with David. He brings his wealth of experience to the table which makes the process collaborative and I always go away having learnt something new” 

Graeme Thomas King (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Greta, Florence Foster Jenkins)

"Self Tape House is a fantastic resource for an actor- they never make you feel rushed, they light you brilliantly, they'll rehearse it with you if you want (they can actually act!). And they cut it together and send it off for you. There are lot of overpriced impersonal taping studios in central London so having the Self Tape House here in North London is a godsend, cannot recommend them enough."

John Macmillan (King Lear, The Dark Knight Rises, Chewing Gum, Silk) 

" I have known David for a few years now and he is the absolute dream to work with! Not only does he make you super relaxed but will make the sessions really fun and enjoyable. I really think working with him has helped me understand the process of taping and the standard of tapes I produce has upped massively since I’ve been working with him. I am a huge fan of self tape house and all David does and would highly recommend him to all actors. I always leave feeling like I’ve done the best tape possible and that is a testament to David’s amazing help and studio."

Emily Reid (Belgravia , Glass Houses, Curfew)

“Self tape house is fantastic! More and more projects are being cast solely on self tapes. Like them or loathe them, they are the future. Using David and STH takes all of the faff out of it. Setting up the camera, lighting, finding a space, editing uploading ETC all of that is gone, you can simply focus on the material and what you want to do with it. Lastly but for me most importantly, its someone DECENT to read with. David is an actor! I welcome his opinion on what takes to use and value a second set of eyes on important moments within the scenes. ”

Matt Di Angelo (Borgia, Hustle, Eastenders)

"Dave has the incredible ability to make you feel relaxed and confident whilst keeping a keen eye on your performance and not being afraid to give notes. His attention to detail and personable approach is what makes him the best self tape company around! I highly recommend Self Tape House to anyone looking to deliver a quality product to their agent."

Michael D.I. Xavier (The Blacklist, Gentleman Jack, Multi Olivier Award nominated) 

"David is a fantastic person to tape with and has been kind enough to be available often at very short notice, totally taking the pressure off when a self-tape comes through. Self-Tape house has changed the way I look at self tapes and has allowed me to focus fully on my job as an Actor, making me enjoy them a lot more. Would definitely recommend David! "

Synnøve Karlsen ( Clique, Medici: Masters of Florence, Last Night in Soho)

"I highly highly recommend Selftapehouse. All the stressful organisation is taken out of your hands: you have an actor to read with who understands the scene and knows what to do (and what not), you walk into a perfectly lit space, a high quality camera is set up, all you have left to do is your actual work: play the scene. It's brilliant, affordable and worth it! And afterwards we chose the takes and a little later they we're in my inbox, complete with title card"

Thekla Reuten (Red Sparrow, In Bruges, Stan Lee's Lucky Man)

"Self tape makes up 90 percent of castings I am seen for nowadays and Self Tape House takes away the stress of putting it together and makes it enjoyable. David is a fantastic actor himself as well as a casting director so he knows the business inside and out, an accommodating, passionate and patient professional who goes above and beyond to help you out and an absolute joy to read with. Thank the gods of film and television that I found Self Tape House."

Haruka Abe (47 Ronin, Giri /Haji, Silent Witness, Emerald CIty)

"Self tape house takes the stress out of self taping.  The atmosphere David creates is very patient and welcoming and immediately puts you completely at ease, ready to focus on the job in hand.  Not only does he make the whole process a joy but he produces an excellent quality tape. His rates are very reasonable and he's very accommodating, even with those last minute tapes. I can't recommend Self tape house highly enough. "

Kirsty Mitchell (The Hitman's Bodyguard, Creation Stories, You, Me and the Apocalypse)

"I'm so grateful to have recently found David at Self tape house, no matter how last minute my auditions are David always fits me in. Being a great actor himself, his readings are super helpful and the tapes are always edited to the highest professional standard. I've already booked my biggest job yet for a new Netflix series and got to the last two for a hit series in the US! Excited for more great bookings,as knowing David is there gives me great confidence! "

Louise Bond (Knightfall, Green Beret's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse, My Crazy Ex)

 "Discovering Self Tape House was frankly the biggest relief. David makes it not only easy in a creative sense, the technical quality of the tapes is what you want to be be working with.

I’ve been taping with him ever since arriving in London and can only highly recommend his service."

Susanne Wuest (Goodnight Mommy, A Cure For Wellness, The Parfum, Lore)

"David at Self Tape house has always accommodated my last minute requests, providing a supportive, professional, yet fun atmosphere in which to do my self tapes. I'm immediately at ease and able to do my best work with him!"

Natalie Gumede (Titans, Dr Who, Jekyll & Hyde, Coronation Street) 

"Self-Tape House has been a blessing. Anyone in the industry knows that self-tapes can sometimes be a stressful experience. Dave has managed to eliminate all the traumatic elements, creating a relaxed, stress free experience. The camera quality is flattering for even the ugliest of mugs and the sound equipment makes screeching cats sound angelic. But above all, having another actor to read with is invaluable. Dave knows exactly what to look for and will offer useful notes to ensure you submit the best possible tape. If you want to give yourself the best chance to get the role – use Self Tape House!"

Harman Singh (Porridge, Benidorm, Inbetweeners 2) 

"If you want to take the stress out of auditioning and give yourself the best possible chance of booking, then Self Tape house is the place. With David’s personality and experience as an Actor and in Casting, he makes the whole process fun and guides you smoothly through it! From directing through to editing and grading, the final product is always mint!"

Pasha Bocarie ( Emmerdale, Silent Witness, Spooks.)

"Self Tape House has been an invaluable help to me when I need to do last minute taping. They are always friendly and professional and make the process as painless as possible!"

Kate Magowan (Stardust, 24 Hour Party People, Kidulthood.)

I highly recommend Selftapehouse for actors needing to Selftape. David makes the whole experience a breeze (and believe it or not, actually enjoyable lol)
As David is an actor himself the reading is spot on, the lighting is superb and the end result is very professional. David is always extremely accommodating to last minute requests. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without Selftapehouse, total lifesaver!” 

Annie Cooper (Not Going out, Linda La Plante - Above Suspicion, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks) 

"Couldn't fault Self Tape House from first read, recording, to edit was a smooth ride. I was made to feel super relaxed at the studio and David was excellent at making the whole process feel easy. My first audition recorded at Self Tape House got me a part in 'Urban Myths - The Greatest' for Sky playing opposite Noel Clarke so I was very happy and will keep going back. " 

 Kathryn Bond (Urban Myths, Call the Midwife, Semi-Detached.)

"Self Tape House is the best self taping service in London as far as i'm concerned. Best quality, super quick turn around, amazing set up and competitive prices. The quality of 

footage is top notch. Highly recommend these guys!"  

Victoria Broom (Marcella, The Bisexual, Different for Girls .)

You know the drill, its five past three and your agent wants you to get a self tape to them by1pm tomorrow, it's 4 scenes and South Carolina accent - the panic rises - you are in the middle of painting your best friends downstairs loo, no idea where your tripod is, roots need doing and who are you going to get to read at this short notice?  Ok this might sound like a bad advert for injurylawyers4u, But in this fabulous scenario I frantically call self tape house, I know we will sort it in a slot the next day, I walk out happy, job done. "

                                   

Kacey Ainsworth. (Grantchester, Call the Midwife, Eastenders.) 

"The service is easy going and excellent value. Dave offers all the advice you need if you want it - and none if you don't. The results were miles better than anything I could ever achieve at home. The Casting Director loved what I sent her - it was definitely worth making the effort and certainly worth the money."

Johnny Kemp (Vikings, In Defence, The Globe Theatre)

 "Self tape house offers a friendly, professional, high quality self tape experience. David is a professional actor which means you have someone to 'act' with; and, if you want it, he will provide valuable, insightful, non-intrusive direction to help maximise your chances. The camera, microphone and lighting are all high-end, so the finished result has an ultra-professional look, sound and feel, with a quick turnaround. I would highly recommend Self-Tape House.”

Peter Ormond (Terminator: Dark Fate, Churchill, Victoria Cross Heroes)

"Self Tape House has been really handy especially with last minute tapes. David is very understanding as he's an actor himself, he has always done all he can to accommodate my last minute tape bookings. I've found my sessions easy going and calm, he helps you get the job done. Not much time is wasted as he can take on character very quickly which is important in a reader. Few places do this, so if you want a tape with a sleek finish, I would recommend Self Tape House"    

Tiana Benjamin (Eastenders, Harry Potter, The Interceptor.)

"Self Tape House has been such a blessing. David is amazing, always so accommodating and helpful. The final product is always on point with great editing and lighting. I would definitely recommend Self Tape House to anyone happily!! "

July Namir (Homeland, Collateral, The Looming Tower)

 "Over the moon with my self tapes by Self tape house. After about 6 years of searching for a good place to self tape in London that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg, I have finally found that place! Dave is wonderful to read with, he let me take my time and really helped me as I was a bit unsure on my performance. He makes me feel completely at ease and as a result I do good work. My agent  even emailed me the first time to say how fantastic she thought the tape was and how I was glowing! I 100% put the glow down to the fantastic lighting they use!"

Diana Vickers  (Top Coppers, Give Out Girls, Josh.)

"Self Tape House are brilliant. Very organised , very professional and its so much better having an actor read in the cues for you. I will  definitely use them again.' 

Tony O’Callaghan (Eastenders, The Bill, Holby City )

"Self tapes can be tedious but David makes them so easy and, dare I say it, fun.  My agency are always really happy with the quality of the tapes and I leave confident that I've recorded the best tape I can. "

Hebe Beardsall (Victoria, Happy Valley, Vera, Harry Potter) 

 
 

SELF TAPES

Stress free... We'll shoot you, so you don't shoot yourself!

AUDITION COACHING

Weekdays:

1 HOUR: £50

30 MINS: £35

After 6pm & Wknds:

1 HOUR: £55

30 MINS: £40