What We Do

We're an Independent British Entertainment and Media Company that produces high quality film, television & live event productions. These are delivered with zest, passion and purpose. We create unique productions and environments for UK and international audiences to be inspired and entertained.

This enables us to be in contact with some of the best creative talents, most thought provoking leaders and stories you'll find anywhere. For eons, well told stories have always been important to society. They can carry many of our hopes, dreams and fears- both conscious and unconscious. They are incredibly powerful and can help us look at and experience things we may not otherwise be able to. For us, the best ones even have a transcendental quality, opening us up to new ways of seeing, believing and understanding the world around us and our place in it. Look around today. We all need to be inspired now more than ever.

Our question for you is how can we, as creators, as innovators, as the next generation help to heal our own and each other's suffering so that life can have a chance to become a celebration? If this is the kind of question you'd like to answer with your own creative work then we may be in alignment.

With the entry of new content providers, territories and formats into the media landscape there has never been a better time to be a content creator provided we move with the technology and the times.

Productions

Gyuto Monks of Tibet

In 2016 we worked with Grammy Nominees the Gyuto Monks of Tibet on the "Pure Sound" Tour in the UK. This included live performances in London, at Glastonbury Festival & in Scotland plus documenting the historic journey on film.

Refugee Crisis Action

Our new "Migrate" production helps raise awareness and funds for small Charities working on the Refugee Crisis in Europe. The first event was an auction with Christies in London held in October 2016 and raised £47,500.

Animation for Peace, Colombia

We're engaged in an exciting new project in Colombia involving dance, performance, film and animation to promote peace, reconciliation and indigenous rights in the country.

United Nations

We participated in the United Nations international dialogue within the Arts, Media, Design and Architecture panel. Launched on Mother Earth Day 2016 the dialogue is exploring ways international experts can contribute to earth centred worldviews, which were taken to the UN General Assembly in September 2016.

International Film Screenings

Candlelight Cinema is our flagship community film screening initiative. We bring communities together for inspiring evenings of film. To date we have held over 400+ screenings around the world. Our aim is to host 1,000 film screenings per month of engaging, thought provoking and inspiring content.

New Productions

We are developing a slate of new feature scripts and non-fiction content for distribution in the international marketplace. One of our priorities is developing new UK and international co productions. This is the next step in our development & vision.

London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games

We worked extensively within the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. This was a memorable, successful and highly inspirational project to be involved in. Never has there been a 'feel good factor' on the streets of London as during the Games. As a result, we're still involved in highly innovative live events around the world that aim to delight and inspire international audiences.

Aluna - A Journey To Save The World

Documentary feature film (86min). Leaders of an ancient civilization called the Kogi in Colombia travel with a British filmmaker and 400 kilometers of gold thread to trace the invisible connections in nature. The film is bringing audiences together and stimulating a conversation about effective environmental stewardship. Shown at Sheffield Docfest and Raindance Film Festival it was released worldwide in 2014 on Amazon, iTunes & Netflix and has been shown on television Colombia, Thailand and Australia.

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Road To Peace

This award-winning documentary film offers a radical vision of how we can create lasting peace within ourselves and on a global level. Complete with rare behind the scenes access and a candid personal interview, this fly-on-the-wall documentary is as close to a flesh-and-blood encounter with the Dalai Lama as you can get. As we follow His Holiness on the road around Britain during his last visit before stepping down as the exiled Political Leader of Tibet, the film offers an intimate portrait of the man behind the myth with his remarkable warmth, integrity, humility and playful sense of humour.

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom— turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of New York to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharajji). It follows his return, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das—the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist.

The Fairy Trail: The Way It Is

Wonderful documentary celebrating the natural world, full of beautiful images of lush plant life and pure natural abundance. How do we relate to elementals, fairies and other nature spirits just like the shamans used to?

Finding Joe

A group of contemporary spiritual teachers pay tribute to Joseph Campbell and the myths and power of storytelling.

Walking the Camino

Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

Occupy Love

About the revolution of love. Love in action. It asks can revolution be spiritual and does spirituality help revolution? Hopefully this film will encourage a peaceful revolution in all of us.

UN "COP21" Earth Summit Talks, Paris, 2015

"The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change" Indigenous, Youth and Spiritual Leaders Speak. Each of these little clips is a gem. Have a listen. Meditate a while and see what happens.

Philosophy
{ Guiding Principles }

Our philosophy is to work with creative people with a devotion to creating new and inspiring media projects, often with a socially, conscious or environmentally aware worldview. We have developed a unique portfolio of film, television & media projects: and there's plenty more to come.

{Our Vision}

Our vision is to create new film and media productions that help make the world a better place.

{Our Mission}

Our mission is to create film & media projects that have a positive influence on our understanding of the world we live in and to contribute towards a sustainable planetary culture. We believe this is possible and are relentless in our pursuit of this ideal.

{Process}

As a Creative Studio we work as and with artists, writers, producers & directors in a holistic way, often "end-to-end" on a production, including all stages of the creative process from development, pre production, production & distribution.

ILLUMINA as a creative studio.

Jean-Paul founded the company as a creative production studio in 2011. This began from a film festival in the Indian Ocean and led to working on ALUNA. He is a graduate of the National Film & Television School, UK. He’s worked with BBC Director Alan Ereira since the beginning of the ALUNA film project in 2010, the second film of the secretive Kogi Indian tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia (the sequel to the acclaimed BBC film From The Heart Of The World: The Elder Brother’s Warning). One of the Mamas (Elders) in the film asked him to share their message of hope and despair about the impact of society on the environment around the world as much as possible. He’s now working on new feature film, television and live projects that seek to express a truly sustainable and compassionate worldview whilst still being especially engaging and entertaining.

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