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

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. We work with a wide range of top-tier clients to create any type of video project 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

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

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
  • MISTY

    MISTY

    PRODUCER
  • JON

    JON

    LIGHTING DIRECTOR

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

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

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