Daylight is a Manchester based video production company which has been 
helping brands connect with their audience since in 2004.

We are professionals in purpose-driven, authentic filmmaking
which guides businesses to inspire and engage viewers.

We specialise in marketing films for the 
Property, Education and Business sectors.

Daylight is a specialist digital film studio which has been
helping brands connect with their audience since 2004.

We are practitioners in purpose driven, authentic filmmaking
which inspires and engages viewers.

Our process of authentic filmmaking:

Some of the clients we have worked with...

Our process starts with lots of questions.
Who? what? when? how? and most importantly why? Knowing and understanding your business activity, aims, people, customers and cultural fit is our first priority.

This process of discovery is essential to get to the root of the business problem you're trying to solve. It's only through this diagnosis that we can find the best solution and approach to your film.

We don’t have a fixed price, fixed format packages, we don’t do contrived scripts with actors and can’t promise anything will go ‘viral’.

But we are great storytellers, natural problem solvers and are big believers in keeping things real. That means real people, real commentary and real narrative. If a film is authentic it'll engage with your audience, make a connection and ultimately get your message heard.


Everything we do has a great story at its heart. Our way of working is not about us - it's about you. We're not the hero in this story we're the guide. Our purpose is to guide you to into crafting and delivering your story.

We aim to consistently deliver innovative authentic films that matter, engage with your viewer and exceed your expectations. 

Don't take our word for it, have a look below at what a few of our trusted clients say about us...

“I’d worked with Matt and the team for over 7 years and there was already a level of trust established that assured me they would be able to deliver on the films, even though they had a tight turnaround of 4 weeks from briefing to completion.
Daylight did not disappoint us, adding creativity and value at each stage of production. They helped us tell the story of the development with lots of techniques such as drone filming, timelapse, motion graphics and interviews, all on time and on budget.
The film has proved to be an effective and good value commission, as it has since also been used in all of our sales presentations, social media and within the newly updated Airport City website.
As an agency, Matt and Daylight always managed to add value to each project they were involved in, helping to suggest creative solutions that were more innovative and cost-effective. I will certainly be working with Daylight in the future.”

"Daylight produced a huge video project for the university, that included academic and student interviews, facility videos and a visually stunning 'Day in the Life' of a student' video.

From start to finish the professional guidance and creativity was apparent. Daylight were very professional, personable during the filming and always went the extra mile to ensure we got the best quote or shot. 

We were very pleased with the final videos - they were very good videos we can use effectively in our marketing campaigns. 

Since working with them have recommended Daylight to internal and external colleagues."

“Daylight produced a video for our employees to watch to help them understand our main customers - mortgage brokers.

Filming took place within our offices and at external locations. Matt and the team were very professional and added value at every stage of the process.

They were also extremely personable and put everyone at their ease when it came to filming - every single person they worked with commented on this, which is quite an achievement."


John McHugh
Head of Strategic & Commercial Marketing
MAG Property

Jane Gardner-Florence ACIM
Senior Communications Officer
Faculty of Engineering

Marie O'Reilly
Marketing Manager- Accord Mortgages
Yorkshire Building Society Group

Some of the clients we have worked with...

Some of the clients we have worked with...


Our Team:

Some of the clients we have worked with...

Matt Smith 
Director & Producer
Ben Williams 
Director of Photography & Editor
David Sudlow 
Designer & Art Director

Matt is an award-winning Director with 17 years experience in the motion design and broadcast industry.

Prior to establishing Daylight in 2004, he worked as an editor and director for various production companies in a freelance role, working directly with clients such as Mothercare, Levis, and ASDA.

He also worked on shoots multiple different European cities and has traveled to the US on several occasions working for various clients including Unilever.
Matt’s work has been featured in Creative Review, Formfiftyfive and the BBC.

Ben has been part of the team at Daylight for 6 years now and his experience ranges from self-shooting videos to editing and post-production.

He has had experience in a wide range of projects, from short dramas, documentaries and work within the corporate sector. He has had his work screened at BFI Southbank, RTS and at a variety of festivals.

He has gained worldwide acknowledgment for his portrait films on dancers and has produced these for many clients in this field including Sadlers Wells.

David is an experienced graphic designer, art director and design manager, providing design leadership, creative thinking and intelligent practice in visual communication.

Since 2004 David has worked on projects including designs for the Science Museum, English Heritage, University of Greenwich, V&A and Manchester Museum. 

Between 2004–7 David was an associate lecturer in graphic design at the London College of Communication. He has been working with Daylight in a consultant role since 2013.

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