Here at Sparkly Light we take pride in producing some of the most engaging films and creative video coverage you're ever likely to see.
It all begins with a spark - a tiny brilliant moment of inspiration we turn into an enduring story that can last forever.
From the briefest of web videos to full-length cinema releases, quality and professionalism is in our DNA and in everything we do. We can't help it, that's what happens when you have over 30 years of broadcast experience behind you.
We also know how to streamline production, making sure every penny appears where it should – on screen. So, from tiny budgets to huge ambitions, whatever the project, just give us a call to talk about how we can make your bright ideas shine.
Glenn has a huge amount of broadcast experience under his belt. Producing and directing some of the country’s most treasured and respected programmes – such as the RBL Festival of Remembrance, Invictus Games, The Lord Mayor’s Show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Victory Parade, and even One Man & His Dog.
"They say never work with children or animals. Well, I disagree. I've done both and trust me, if you can do that you can do anything!"
He has an innate ability to remain polite and calm under pressure – a skill honed through years of working at the forefront of live television where every decision has immediate and irrevocable impact. Glenn naturally applies a strong editorial judgement to any film, documentary, or current affairs programme he is producing.
"If you're not prepared to be honest and thought-provoking, how can you expect anyone to watch your film? The trick is in finding the creative approach to every story."
Outside of broadcast, Glenn has a growing reputation for creating some of the most engaging content for corporate clients. Whether a promotional film for a London theatre, a national veteran’s charity, or a City-based financial institution, Glenn prides himself on creating films that deliver key messages to key audiences in an appealing way, while supporting an overall marketing strategy.
"I don't see any reason to treat a corporate film any differently to a BBC1 peak-time production. Both deserve creativity, attention to detail, and strong content – and all this at value for money."
So if you're interested in speaking to Glenn about producing or directing a film for you, please contact him at Sparkly Light Productions where he'll be pleased to talk things through – over a coffee perhaps!
Ian is the award-winning Producer and Director behind Sparkly Light. He has been responsible for some of the most memorable television broadcasts of the last two decades and now, with Sparkly Light, Ian is bringing his extraordinary production experience to an even wider range of projects.
"It’s just as rewarding to find cost-effective ways to make content available for the web as it is to be at the heart of a big-budget, international broadcast; they both can reach an audience of millions."
Whatever the production, however large or small, it is sure to benefit from Ian's experienced and creative approach.
"There’s an ever growing number of ways to deliver content which provide exciting new opportunities for experienced producers who keep across the latest technologies."
Whether covering drama for cinema screens worldwide, televising live events for international audiences or making films destined for the web, Ian believes it’s vital to bring a fresh creative view to each project. It’s an approach he’s adopted over decades of working across the breadth of the industry.
"It’s important to draw on experience but vital to allow creativity to drive the storylines and build the treatments; always start with a blank sheet of paper."
It’s this built-from-the-ground-up, bespoke approach that gives every project a firm footing. Its all-important essence has to be discovered first; only when the vital structures and unique details are revealed, can the tale it has to tell be defined.
"Perhaps, the most important thing about film making is to remain clear about the story you’re telling, while seeking out creative ways of telling it."
It’s also a key part of Ian’s Sparkly Light philosophy to consider a project as a whole, carefully constructing its editorial, while, hand-in-hand, shaping its production to fit its intended platform.
"This approach has proved successful time and time again and helps to deliver talked about, memorable content that reaches millions and tells an enduring story."
Ian has worked with many of the UK's most accomplished presenters including: Clive Anderson, Matt Baker, Sue Barker, Clare Balding, Jeremy Clarkson, Fearne Cotton, Barry Davies, David Dimbleby, Huw Edwards, Stephen Fry, Richard Hammond, Rolf Harris, Jake Humphrey, John Inverdale, Hazel Irvine, Sir Patrick Moore, Graham Norton, Sir Michael Parkinson, Sophie Raworth, Steve Rider, Jonathan Ross, Dan Snow and Sir Terry Wogan.
Among the artists Ian has worked with are: Gary Barlow, Nicola Benedetti, Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, The Corrs, Angela Georgiou, Keane, Nigel Kennedy, Barry Manilow, Brian May, Kylie Minogue, Paolo Nutini, Ocean Colour Scene, Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Heather Small, The Spaghetti Western Orchestra, Curtis Stigers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Westlife and Will Young.
If you’re interested in speaking to Ian, please contact him at Sparkly Light. He’d be pleased talk to you about your project.
"The quality of our video was remarkable. If you are looking for a highly professional and superior quality production, you are in the right place!"
Alex Rabbetts, Managing Director, MigSolv
"The video is superb and has ended up delivering exactly what we wanted to portray about Bar Foods. It's unanimous - the best video by far, which is great!!"
Aisling Kemp, Managing Director, Bar Foods
The Sparkly Light team invariably make time to get to the heart of a project, with a creative approach that's never failed to impress audiences, year after year.
Steve Hocking, Producer
Sparkly Light is an exceptional outfit and is one of the most creative and collaborative companies with whom I have worked. Every project, large or small, benefits from the intelligence and sensitivity which Ian and Glenn bring to their work. I can not recommend them highly enough.
Dominic Reid OBE, Lord Mayor's Show Pageantmaster
Sparkly Light are a real pleasure to work with. Using their knowledge and experience they are able to advise on what best fits the individual project to help deliver outstanding results. Whether you're new to project filming or have previous experience, Sparkly Light will not disappoint.
Steve Harrison, Communications Manager - RATP Dev London
Glenn has directed me in foreign fields on rugged documentary shoots and also for live programmes on important state occasions. He is that rarest of beasts, excellent at both.'
Dan Snow, BBC presenter & commentator
Trust in our experience to get ahead of the pack. Drama, documentaries, daffodils and dogs; we’ve probably filmed something like it already.
Count on our contact list to work with the best. Lights, cameras, sound, editing and graphics; we call on industry experts and award winners.
Rely on our reputation for sparkling results. Broadcast or corporate; you’re welcome to join our growing list of delighted Sparkly Light clients.
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Care commitment and creativity are integral to Sparkly Light's approach to a project. Nothing is too big or too small, too crazy or too sensible: every project can sparkle in just the right way, if looked at through the experienced eyes of some of Britain's most talented, innovative broadcast professionals.
roleDirector Producer Editor Screen Director Film Director Exec Producer Series Director Series Producer
personIan Russell Glenn Barton George Pursall