• Better Homes & Gardens
  • VooDoo
  • Football
  • Moon
  • Emily Henderson
  • Prevail
  • IMRIS
  • Stephen Orr
  • Fashion
  • Jesse
  • Ashlee
  • Dunkin
  • Juniper Moon
  • Prairie Meadows
  • US Air Force
  • IMRIS
  • Gusto
  • McKee
  • Taproom
  • IMRIS
  • Indie
  • Lake
  • Fish Tacos
  • Taproom
  • Blu Toro
  • Flashfall
  • SAGW
  • Shelby
  • McKee
  • Post Monroe

Images. They are so compelling that we can't not watch them. They are so seductive that they have revolutionized human social communication. LUMINARY is passionate about creating images that inspire, evoke, captivate, motivate, and compel the viewer toward expression, emotion, and action. Our hope is that the viewer begins to dream with their eyes open!

LUMINARY is an award winning production company based in Des Moines & Nashville. Our Team has worked with a wide range of top-tier clients to create many types of video content including commercials, music videos, independent films, brand films, series and documentaries. Luminary Creative has filmed internationally and all over the U.S. Our desire is to convey your story and the magic of a moment on film. Some ideas are just so compelling they deserve to be brought to life in full color and sound—let LUMINARY bring your project to light.

a note from our director

I have sat in theaters, in auditoriums, in concert halls and in living rooms and experienced moments in which people feel joy, sorrow, hope, and adventure through the magic of film and video. In these moments I am moved and inspired by the connection we have with one another and the stories that make up this epic journey we call "life". As an artist, who uses motion pictures as a medium, I desire to create pieces that allow people to escape for a few hours, a half hour, a moment... and observe worlds filled with stories and relationships, fantasy and reality, failure and success, hope and despair, all in efforts to cause one to feel, experience, or consider something that maybe they haven't before. A moment that connects to them. I hope that I have the opportunity to create one of those moments for you. 

PORTFOLIO

Level 257
Broadlawns
TMC: A Veterans' Christmas
Voodoo Whiskey
Post Monroe Psycho
Loffredo Welcome
Broadlawns Inside out
Balance Autism Adult
SAGW: Cake
IMRIS Surgeons Journey
Good Morning Iowa
Pinky Swear
IMRIS FAMILY JOURNEY
Lake Viking
Gabrielson
CDM 2017
The Dirt
Scale Up
Loffredo: Where Do?
Safe & Sound Home
Hell On Me
Speedway 2017
Balance Autism Child
Wild Tonight
Let Christmas Hang Around
STEM: Fast Track
JJOA
Half Hearted
Accumold
Blue Bunny
Pioneer
Aceita
Iowa Donor
Produce Innovations
Hessin Haus
Red Hot American Summer
Speedway 2016
Never Enders
Fongs
Royal Mile
Buzzard Billies
Nurse Force Testimonials
IMRIS ANIMAE
Character Counts
John Deere
Iowa Energy
Dunkin
Flashfall
Prevail
Carson Plan
Carson Values
His Neighbor Phil
TMC Saves Christmas
Nurse Force
Warrior Fit
Iowa Realty
Mercy Badge
Broadlawns Centered
City Wide Hockey
Thunderhead
Chicken Coupe
Gusto
Conflict Clock
Mckee Home
Carson Future
Schafer
Trash Talkin
Iowa STEM
Max Jury
Prairie Meadows
City Wide: Fans
Goalsetter
Just the Rain
Fine Wine
Breaking New Ground
Grant Ganzer
Bang Bang
DeeZee
Wildwood Ranch
Tubin
Aluminum Overcast
Triumph
Mike Wolf
Will Work for Whiskey
Farm Burea
Homestead
BettrLife
Confliction
American Country
NCMIC
Tubin Live
MCKEE Adventure
Too Much Love
Wild Rose Concerts
Wild Rose Queens Ryche
Mojaba
Barn Town
Iowa Speedway 2018 Track Promo
Bike World
Mercy Comfort
Blu Toro
Enough
Night Visitor
One Song
Heroes
After Life
Working for Whiskey
United Way Food Insecurity
They Do At Gusto
Modern Makers
Taproom
Instaplay
US Air Force
IMRIS Brand Film
Post Monroe White Noise
SAGW: Questions
Pot N Kettle
Rethink Reentry
ABC5

SERVICES

DREAM

PRE-PRODUCTION

LUMINARY can support your project idea from the beginning. These elements are crucial to creating a piece that will make a lasting impression. We offer:
Creative concepting
Script writing
Storyboarding
Location scouting

CREATE

PRODUCTION

There are many elements to consider on set during your shoot. LUMINARY can handle all of them... from lighting and set design, to creating cinematic shots using sliders, dollies, and jibs, and even handling casting and talent management. We want your project to run smoothly and efficiently!

DELIVER

POST PRODUCTION

Adding the final touches to your video is very important. LUMINARY can assist in the areas of graphics and design, color grading, video editing, soundtracking, voice overs, scoring and music production. We create in 6k, 4k, 2k, and HD that can be formatted for Web, TV, Theater, and DVD purposes.

OUR TEAM

LUMINARY is a collaborative team of creatives and crew who strive for excellence through our imagery and story telling. We have had the privilege of working with clients on projects of all sizes and scopes for over 17 years. Utilizing our talents on Feature Films, Television Series, Music Videos and Commercial production. Whether your project is big or small, LUMINARY will bring all of our experience to the table!

  • JACOB

    JACOB

    DIRECTOR/DP
  • JENNY

    JENNY

    WRITER
  • MIKE

    MIKE

    PRODUCER
  • SAM & ERIC

    SAM & ERIC

    ART DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
  • APRIL

    APRIL

    PRODUCER
  • JASON

    JASON

    WRITER
  • JON

    JON

    LIGHTING DIRECTOR
  • CADEN

    CADEN

    CAMERA OPERATOR

Beautiful images, strong storyboards, original music and creating the best possible product for our clients, regardless of budget, is the heart of LUMINARY. Our TEAM is key to the success of our projects, made up by a group of creative collaboratives who are dreamers. Let's dream into your next project together!

CONTACT US

DES MOINES, IA

515.207.9459

NASHVILLE, TN

615.669.3576

LET'S DREAM TOGETHER

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

  • Monster
  • Liebl
  • MXM
  • US Air Force
  • GMC
  • Lowes
  • EAA
  • Facebook
  • Meredith
  • United Way
  • Maclyn
  • Army National Gaurd
  • DBA
  • SA
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Discovery
  • BBC
  • Sollah
  • Air National Gaurd
  • Story Lab
  • CMT

AWARD WINNING

THANKS TO OUR AMAZING CLIENTS

LUMINARY is not driven by accolades, however sometimes it is nice to be recognized for our creativity and hard work. Here are some awards we have had the honor to win.

• EMMY AWARDS

•2016 Cinematographer/Commercial - EMMY® Award
•2016 News Image Campaign - EMMY® Nomination
•2016 Commercial - EMMY® Nomination
•2016 Commercial Campaign - EMMY® Nomination
•2016 Director/Commercial - EMMY® Nomination
•2015 PSA/Commercial- EMMY® Award
•2015 Director of Photography- EMMY® Nomination
•2015 News Image Campaign- EMMY® Nomination
•2014 Director of Photography- EMMY® Award
•2014 PSA/Commercial- EMMY® Award
•2014 Magazine TV Show- EMMY® Nomination
•2013 Director of Photography- EMMY® Award
•2012 Director of Photography- EMMY® Nomination

• TELLY AWARDS

•2017 Silver: Music Video- Let Christmas Hang Around
•2017 Bronze: Cinematography- FLASHFALL
•2017 Bronze: Music Video- Never Enders
•2017 Bronze: Commercial- Mark Yes
•2017 Bronze: Commercial- Fongs
•2017 Bronze: Commercial- Buzzard Billies
•2017 Bronze: Sports- Inverted Moto Sky Backflip
•2016 Bronze: Cinematography- McKee RV
•2016 Bronze: Cinematography- Conflict Clock
•2016 Bronze: Commercial- Carson: Values
•2016 Bronze: Commercial- Carson: We The People
•2016 Bronze: Commercial- McKee RV
•2016 Bronze: Commercial- Gusto
•2016 Bronze: Commercial- Hessen Haus
•2016 Bronze: Book Trailer- FLASHFALL
•2016 Bronze: Corporate Training- Conflict Clock
•2015 Bronze: Music Video- Just the Rain
•2015 Bronze: Music Video- Fine Wine
•2015 Bronze: Cinematography- Tough Enough
•2015 Bronze: Cinematography- Mike's Picks
•2015 Bronze: Commercial- Tough Enough

• OTHER AWARDS

MARCOM AWARD
•2013 Director/Director of Photography- Award
IOWA MOTION PICTURE
•2013 Director of Photography- Award
•2013 TV Series- Award
•2013 Commercial Under 5000- Award
•2013 Original Music Score- Award
•2013 Entertainment Short- Award
•2012 Director- Award
•2012 Director of Photography- Award


BEHIND THE SCENES