corporate / marketing / event / educational / industrial / documentary / training / creative

video & film production by John Hamlett in Cumbria, Lancashire & nationwide

John started Lunar in 1996 (Ltd since 2002) and has gained over 17 years' experience creating video and digital media projects for leading companies and organisations in the north and nationwide.
  • Dedicated to full service production of engaging HD video and motion graphics projects.
  • Based between Cumbria and Lancashire, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
  • Projects large and small, always on time and on budget with affordable freelance rates.
  • Fully equipped whether rigging & lighting a pop-up studio or filming on the lakeland fells.
  • Additional kit & experience for greenscreen, motion-timelapse, track & jib, aerial filming etc.
  • UK's fastest 1Gbps upload speeds for reliable, immediate Internet delivery to YouTube etc.
  • Leading capability in DVD-video design and authoring including advanced programming.
  • Further experienced in video for interactive web apps/museum displays/Bluray/PoS kiosks etc.
  • Able to draw on specialist colleagues in 2D/3D animation, web/app/kiosk development etc.

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

John Hamlett

015242 22335

Lunar Multimedia Ltd, Gressingham, LA2 8LP

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

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

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


2:54 Lunar 2014 Showreel

John's preferred projects involve working with forward thinking micro-businesses, SMEs and organisations in the North. Producing anything from simple low-cost 'profile videos' to painstakingly original creative films. He also happily does camerawork and postproduction for other small video/media companies who appreciate a good collaborative relationship.

I started freelancing as 'Lunar' in '96 after graduating in arts at Newcastle (where I was working with photography, video, Macs and formative pre-html2 websites). Since those pioneering early digital media days I've worked on almost every possible type of pixel-motion based project for clients from almost every sector, from sole-traders to national NGOs. At the core of those projects digital video, animation and interactivity have always been my focus.

As for the cream of my work; my film The POW screened at festivals in Moscow, Dublin, Bucharest and beyond winning awards including Best Cinematography and Viewers' Choice... and commercially a video for client B4RN has featured on BBC's 'The One Show', and a project for client BRF was shortlisted for a TV award and applauded by the BBC. However it's not all about prestige - I'm still happy working on the smallest and simplest of projects.

I live in the Lune Valley with my wife and son and have a particular passion for paragliding on the fells of the Lakes & Dales. I'm also heavily involved with Broadband for the Rural North Ltd (a local non-profit fibre provider).



1:25 short product / documentary

1:10 trailer for John's short thriller

0:50 [greenscreen] mini-series trailer


13:34 manufacturer documentary

4:16 [greenscreen] music video

35:12 company seminar/event


1:57 hair product demo

4:06 CGI animated product demo

1:31 holiday property tour


3:41 outdoor event reportage

4:18 indoor event reportage

1:08 [motion graphics] branding


John's filmmaker blog
Lunar's YouTube channel

John on LinedIn


fulfilling projects for

site built by John - the old fashioned way ;)