Take a look at some of the services on offer and if you have any questions or require further information, feel free to get in touch. 


We specialize in bringing your vision to life through the lens, transforming your ideas into compelling stories. Our expertise in video production ensures that your narrative is captured with precision, creativity, and a keen eye for detail. We love helping people tell their stories with a human touch. We take your ideas and breathe life into them, ensuring they’re not just seen but felt. Combining creativity and skill to capture every detail, giving your stories that extra touch of magic. With our support, you can be confident in creating, heart-warming stories that connect with your audience

Meet Phil


Phil Smethurst is a highly skilled freelance professional, boasting over two decades of expertise in various domains. His extensive experience spans the corporate sector, TV and Broadcast industry, and third sector, making him a versatile resource for your projects. Phil has a rich background in production, post-production, and development, equipping him with a comprehensive skill set to meet your specific needs.


If you need to film an event, live stream, product launch or promotional video, Manchester Lights has you covered. With almost two decades of experience on various projects, we offer the equipment, expertise, and knowhow you need. Our services include multi-camera setups, extra operators, sound recording, and a full lighting kit to ensure your vision comes to life. 

  • Promotional Content
  • Web Videos
  • Product Launch Films
  • Funding and Investor Films
  • Testimonial Videos
  • Live Events Coverage 
  • Webinars and Conferences
  • Podcast and Video Podcast Recording
  • Multicam Live Streams
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Gigs and Tours
  • Music Videos
  • Site tours


Manchester Lights provides a variety of edit and post production services . Whether you have existing footage that requires editing, want to revamp your showreel, need a short promotional film, sizzle reel, or a multi-camera edit for a conference or performance, we offer a comprehensive HD/4k workflow. This includes services such as titling, color grading, and audio mixing.

  • Events Edits
  • Multicam Editing
  • Colour Correction
  • Audio Correction 
  • Sound Design
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Titles and Illustrations
  • Actor and Presenter Showreels
  • Product Videos
  • Podcast and Video Podcasts
  • Sizzle Reels
  • Testimonial and Vox Pop Edits


From the initial concept to the final product, Phil has experience to help support your video production needs.

From script development and production planning, right through to project launch.  Whether you’re embarking on a new project or seeking to elevate an existing one, MLM is your dedicated partner in creating outstanding video content.

Pre Produciton

  • Scripting 
  • Question Writing
  • Concept Development
  • Story Boarding
  • Scheduling
  • Casting


  • Production Management
  • Crew Hire
  • Filming Logisitcs

Post Production

  • Post Prod Schedule
  • Project Management 
  • Project Delivery