charities & NGOs / heritage & museums / environmental / education & public sector / manufacturing & industrial / utilities

film & video production by John Hamlett in Cumbria, Lancashire & the North


I've been freelancing as 'Lunar' for nearly 25 years... so I must be doing something right. I've had the chance to work with exceptional organisations and wonderful people; on factory floors, classrooms, mountain tops... Every project is different but I take care to get each one just right.

10 reasons to LOVE Lunar

  • 20+ years of very happy clients
  • A born creative (certifiably!)
  • Fair value freelance rates with a proper discount for charity jobs
  • A open, positive, collaborative way of working
  • Ethical, sustainable, down to earth, no bullshit
  • A very wide ranging portfolio (see below) includes 'cinematic' films, motion graphics and animations, to simple low budget videos
  • Tons of great kit; 4K Ultra-HD cameras, extensive lenses, lighting, studio backdrops, radio mics, timelapse & slowmo kit, powered track & gimbal stabiliser etc.
  • World-class 1Gbps fibre for unlimited, ultrafast uploading of online videos
  • Experience producing for many formats; projected installations, interactive online video, DVD & Bluray authoring/replication, museum integrated displays etc.
  • An great network of colleagues in 2D/3D animation, aerial filming, web/app/kiosk software development, AV hardware installation etc.

If you have a project in mind, large or small, please get in touch :)

John Hamlett

015242 22335

"sheer technical excellence...
And you can quote me on that!"
BBC executive producer Jean Claude Bragard

Awards for 2012 short film The POW
which screened at six international film festivals

Selected alongside TV programs from
BBC1, BBC2, BBC4 and Channel 4
('The Adventures of Mary & Joseph' IPTV webisodes)

Three times shortlisted for the UK's
digital awards outside London

fulfilling projects for


2:54 Lunar 2014 Showreel

a short history...

2017 Screening of MemoirFilms first feature doc
2014 First projects for the National Trust
2014-15 B4RN community fibre management team
2013 Gold Award, Keswick Film Festival
2013 Connect to world's fastest 1Gbps fibre
2012 Three international short film awards for The POW
2008 First commercial online video projects
2007-09 Three national DVD campaigns for Christian Aid
2003 First commercial DVD-video projects
2002 Lunar incorporated
1996 Started freelancing as Lunar Multimedia
1993-96 BA (hons) 1st doc/arts, Uni of Northumbria
1995 Solo photographic exhibition, Brewery, Kendal
1992-93 Cumbria College of Art & Design



various projects by John at Lunar

2:46 artist feature / product demo

6:13 charity awareness film

1:37 heritage character films


1:25 product promo / documentary

1:10 trailer for John's short thriller

1:57 hair product demo / promo


13:34 manufacturer documentary

4:16 [greenscreen] music video

2:46 arts event / product promo


0:50 [greenscreen] mini-series trailer

4:06 CGI animated product demo

1:31 holiday property tour


2:10 best practice interview

3:19 museum character film

2:20 manufacturing case study


3:41 outdoor event reportage

4:18 indoor event reportage

1:08 motion graphics branding


6:57 SME support programme

3:38 manufacturing case study

1:47 collaborative short film


John's filmmaker blog
Lunar's YouTube channel

John on LinkedIn


John Hamlett
Lunar Multimedia Ltd, Gressingham, LA2 8LP
015242 22335

site built by John - the old fashioned way ;)