Cinematography World delves deeper into Panalux Power and the Sonara range from Panalux.


Cinematography World took a tour of Panalux HQ’s warehouse.


Panavision Group veteran takes on increased leadership role with lighting rental division, reaffirms company commitment to customer service and technology innovation.

Panalux Sonara 4:4

Panalux New Product: Panalux has released two exciting new products – the Panalux Sonara 4:4 LED soft light and the h40 hybrid generator.

Phantom Thread

In his last performance, Daniel Day–Lewis portrays perfectionist Reynolds Woodcock whose life is disrupted when he meets a strong–willed woman, Alma.

Darkest Hour

“A man with the heart of a nation” – WWII thriller looking at the personal and political life of Winston Churchill, played by Gary Oldman who received an Academy Award for his performance.

Tomb Raider

“Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft” — the action-adventure film which centres on Lara Croft solving a mystery involving the disappearance of her father.

Black Panther

“Long live the king” — The newest world introduced in the Marvel Universe, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa who must learn who he is as a leader and what is right by his country.

The Crown

Two houses, two courts, one crown.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

“Get Triggered” – Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson team up to create an unforgettable duo in this comedic thriller.


Panalux and sister company Direct Photographic are pleased to be among the first to stock the new Broncolor FT System, a powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use continuous lighting system great for both still photography and moving image.


Available through Panalux, the LRX robotic lighting system is a remotely-controlled trolley and matching lighting heads that allow for greater on-set lighting flexibility and convenience, and are now a staple on large-scale sets.


An advancement in spring ball lighting technology, the new Panalux light features an LED core, wireless control, battery power options, and dimmable bi-colour output.


Having historically provided lighting to every James Bond film since 1995’s “GoldenEye”, Panalux were again exclusive suppliers for “Spectre” both in the studio and on location


To underscore a commitment to the expanding Welsh TV/drama and film markets, Panalux has partnered with long time Cardiff-based Gaffer Ceiron Jenkins to establish Panalux Wales


The new Panalux LED Flex Light is an ultra-light, bendable panel of LED lighting strips, an ideal portable lighting solution


Panalux Broadcast & Event will be better able to respond to growing demand in a purpose-configured 48,000-sq-ft building

Introducing Tektile2®

the super efficient, slimline Bi-Colour illumination solution created by Panalux

The Quiet Ones

Hammer produced supernatural thrills...

Cuban Fury

Dick Pope BSC shoots the Salsa flavoured rom com from Director James Griffiths...

Panalux HiLo Softsource

Unique softsource fixture designed and built by Panalux...

The Taste

New culinary challenge from Channel 4...

Fresh Meat

Award winning look at the trials and tribulations of student life...

Dom Hemingway

Jude Law and Richard E Grant shot by DoP Giles Nuttgens and looking great in Richard Shepard’s darkly funny crime caper...

Talking To The Dead

A raft of well-known faces are joining Sky Living HD this autumn in the...


Series five brings the ASBO superheros back to our screens...

Kick Ass 2

Comic book vigilantes return to the big screen accompanied by a whole army of costumed accomplices...

The Mill

Fact based drama from Channel 4 documenting the story of lives of apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire during the Industrial Revolution...

Seann Walsh World

Brand new 13 part series starring award winning comedian Seann Walsh taking an alternative look at modern life....


Jason Statham takes to the streets of London doing what he does best...

World War Z

Fast paced thrills from Director Marc Forster as Brad Pitt searches for a way to save mankind from a global zombie pandemic...

Once Upon A Time – Karl Lagerfeld

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Chanel boutique opening in Deauville, Karl Lagerfeld has created the 18 minute short film, ONCE UPON A TIME...


The Fast and Furious Team is back in the driving seat with the sixth installment of the high octane franchise. Shot across London and beyond, the latest adrenaline fuelled chapter takes high speed action to another level…


Jason Isaacs reprises his role as Jackson Brodie,a private investigator who attempts to unravel disparate case histories in modern-day Edinburgh.

Vodafone – The Kiss

Shot at two locations in south London over three days, Panalux worked with DoP Alex Barber and Gaffer Richard Oxley on Vodafone’s latest commercial.

The Voice

The coaches return to take up position in those red swivel chairs as they continue to build their teams chosen from the best of the UK’s singing talent.

Tich’s Dumb

Director Paul Gardner’s promo for new All Around The World signing Tich’s ‘Dumb’ is a story of regret over lost love… and the attempt to get it back!

The Village

“The Village” is an epic new drama series which charts the story of one Derbyshire village across the course of the twentieth century. It tells the story through the eyes of one resident as he goes from boyhood to old age. Set between 1914-1920, the 6 part series stars Maxine Peake and John Simm.

Ode To Hill and Adamson

Panalux was proud to support filmmaker Jack Cole, and creator of photographic parodies Maisie Broadhead, when they collaborated on 'An Ode to Hill and Adamson'.

Come and see us at the BSC New Equipment Show

The British Society of Cinematographers are holding their New Equipment Show next week and the Panalux team will be present to meet and greet friends and colleagues, old and new.

The show takes place on the Richard Attenborough Stage at Pinewood Studios from 22nd-23rd March

For further information and to register for the show visit:


A Song For Marion

Terrance Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave deliver fantastic performances in Paul Andrew Williams’ crowd-pleaser about a senior’s choir.

Welcome to the Punch

Sophisticated ‘cops and robbers’ action thriller set against a stylish London backdrop of neon and chrome gets its UK release on the 15th March.

Jack Wilkinson - Winner of the NFTS Panalux Cinematography Prize

We’re extremely pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Panalux Cinematography Prize is Jack Wilkinson for his work on Radiance.

Marie Curie Charity Daffodil Appeal – Symmetry

Symmetry is a beautiful and moving film aimed at raising awareness for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. Directed by Tom Tagholm, the man behind the 'Meet The Superhumans' film for the Paralympic advertising campaign, it was created to promote the charity’s upcoming fundraising initiative - the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Head over Heels

Written and directed by Timothy Reckart at the National Film and Television School, HEAD OVER HEELS is a heartwarming stop motion animated short made by a team of eleven students over the course of 15 months.

Dancing On The Edge

This grandiose new BBC drama by award winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff documents the exploits of The Louis Lester Band, a group of black jazz musicians who find fame amongst the higher echelons of society in 1930s London, a time of great change.


Oscar winning actor Dustin Hoffman turns his hand to directing with this delightful comedy drama about residents at a home for retired opera singers.

Rolling Stones - Doom and Gloom

Released to coincide with the Rolling Stones ‘Fifty Year celebrations’ and their new compilation album ‘Grrr!’ at the end of 2012, the video for ‘Doom and Gloom’ showing the band in exquisite form, was directed by Grammy winner Jonas Akerlund and shot by DoP Pär Eckberg, aided by Gaffer Eric Cuffini - with equipment supplied by the team at Panalux Paris.

The Killers – Here With Me

Shot in Blackpool and serviced by our Manchester branch, Panalux worked with Director Tim Burton, DoP Tom Townend and Gaffer Adam Harris on The Killers promo “Here With Me”.

Great Expectations

Filmed by John Mathieson BSC, Mike Newell’s reworking of the Charles Dickens classic, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane and Ralph Fiennes is unveiled in theatres this Autumn.

TK MAXX – Love Your Christmas

Set to the strains of Otis Redding singing “Try a Little Tenderness”, TK Maxx’s Christmas advert is sure to get you into the festive mood.

Love Bite

Life takes on new meaning for Jamie and his bored teenage mates when a sexy American traveller arrives in the dead end seaside town of Rainmouth.

British Heart Foundation

Panalux worked with Photographer Zac Macaulay and Gaffer Neil Blackman on “Mending Broken Hearts”, a new high profile campaign for The British Heart Foundation aimed at raising awareness of Heart Failure in the UK.


Bond is back. Daniel Craig returns for the third time as 007 in Skyfall, a new James Bond story from director Sam Mendes.

Baileys – Pour Spectacular

Inspired by the 1930s films of legendary Hollywood director and choreographer Busby Berkley, “Pour Spectacular” is the latest commercial offering from Baileys.


Valco, the North West’s favourite fictional supermarket, has re-opened its doors and SKY1’s impressive ensemble cast are back in business for the another comedy snapshot of life behind the checkouts.


The hugely popular “Merlin” returns to our screens on Saturday night. Now in its fifth series the action-adventure family show is packed with swordplay epic battles, sorcery and dragons.

Heineken - The Express

Directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen and shot at Shepperton Studios, Panalux worked with DoP Joost Van Gelder and Gaffer Reuben Garrett on the new Heineken commercial.

Hotel GB

Panalux’s Broadcast and Event service are supplying lighting for Optomen’s most recent project. Hotel GB will be checking in to our screens on 1st October on
Channel 4.

Dredd 3D

Directed by Pete Travis the new DNA Films movie Dredd 3D reintroduces the futuristic one man justice department to a new generation of sci-fi fans.


Adapted from the Shetland Quartet crime novels by Ann Cleeves, SHETLAND is a new two part drama set in Scotland.

C4 Paralympics

Panalux is incredibly proud to have worked with Channel 4 on the stunning 90 second film 'Meet the Superhumans'.

Team GB - Don’t Stop Me Now

We are extremely proud to have worked with an array of athletes from the brilliant Olympic Team GB on a recent Adidas viral filmed by Director of Photography Phillip Bloom for the 10 Group.

The Vaccines - Teenage Icon

West London four piece The Vaccines have released the video for the second single 'Teenage Icon' from their anticipated album 'Come Of Age'.


The writer and director team that brought us 'Calendar Girls' are back together for 'The Wedding Video'; the new romantic comedy set against a back drop of the cut-throat world of English society weddings.

Award winning Misfits return

Series four of the hit sci-fi comedy, Misfits, is currently in production and due to be screened this Autumn.


Welcome to the world of the school run, complete with the politics, games and turmoil that go along with it. This new comedy from Sky should strike a chord with many people.

Skyfall trailer released

Eon Productions have revealed the exciting new trailer for their latest James Bond feature. The clip gives fans an insight into the storyline and a healthy taste of the action, although the film is still certain to have a few twists and surprises hidden away in its DNA...see more of Bond via the official Skyfall website:

Cheryl – Under The Sun

Panalux worked with DoP Richard Stewart and Gaffer Sam Alberg on this trip back to suburban 1960’s London. Have a look at this fun video here.

Glaxo Smith Kline - Anti-doping Science

Great Britain's sprinter Marlon Devonish MBE is the centrepiece of the new advert for GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). Produced by Outsider the advert takes us on a biological ride right into the athlete’s body.

Bat for Lashes - Laura

Produced by Friend London, Panalux were pleased to work with Director Noel Paul, DoP Michael Ragen and Gaffer Johann Cruickshank on this lovely video that was shot at the Coronet Theatre in South London.

The Seasoning House

The directorial debut from one of Britain’s leading makeup FX artists, 'The Seasoning House' gets its world premiere at Frightfest this August.


Panalux is incredibly proud to have worked with Channel 4 on the stunning 90 second film ‘Meet the Superhumans’.

Mini Orchestra

Panalux were delighted to work with DoP Canny Richardson and Gaffer Tim O’Connell on the latest in a series of MINI Team GB adventures – the MINI Orchestra.

The Sweeney

The Locarno Film Festival has announced its line-up with 13 world premieres included in its international competition. The popular Piazza Grande selections will open with the premiere of Vertigo Film’s The Sweeney.

Flow Faster with Visa

With the race towards the start of the Olympics gathering pace, Panalux were very pleased to have worked with DoP Tim Maurice Jones and Gaffer James Knight on Saatchi & Saatchi’s latest advert for Visa featuring Usain Bolt.

Cheryl - T4 Special

Panalux worked with Director Paul Caslin and LD Gurdip Mahal to create an 'industrial' look and feel to the vast George Lucas Stage at Elstree Studios London for the Channel 4, T4 'Cheryl' Special.

Shot by DoP Ben Todd, the show featured Cheryl giving presenter Nick Grimshaw the low down on her new album 'A Million Lights'.


With Football high in the psyche of a nation, Panalux is extremely proud to have had the opportunity of working with DoP Mark Patten and Gaffer Chris Day to light the latest in a string of TV adverts for Vauxhall: Supporting a Nation.

Prometheus hits the ground running

Sir Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the long awaited 'pre-story' to his groundbreaking 1979 Alien, has finally arrived on our screens topping the box office ratings in theUK and Ireland.

Shot at Shepperton Studios and on location in Iceland and the Isle of Skye 'Prometheus' documents an intergalactic search for the origins of humankind.

Widely anticipated by fans worldwide and boasting a stellar cast in stunning 3D 'Prometheus' is sure to be one of the big movies of 2012


In this latest look behind the scenes of the making of SKYFALL, costume designer Jany Temime talks about how she worked with Bond star Daniel Craig and fashion designer Tom Ford.

the dark knight rises

The return of the Dark Knight is almost upon us!

Watch the official trailer for Christopher Nolan's latest installment from Gotham City- released in cinemas July 20th

Panalux is proud to have worked with Director Christopher Nolan, Producer Kevin De La Noy and Cameraman Wally Pfister to help bring the Dark Knight to our screens

Bond BLU-RAY Fifty

All the Bonds. All the girls. All the action. All in high-definition. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment mark James Bond's monumental golden anniversary with the release of BOND 50, the complete Bond experience showcasing all 22 classic films on Blu-ray together for the first time ever, neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set.

Panalux is extremely proud to have enjoyed a long relationship with EON Productions and the crews responsible for all the James Bond movies

panalux tektile 60

The Panalux TekTile 60 is one of a new breed of super efficient slimline fixtures designed specifically for use within the film, television and entertainment media industries

PANALUX Manchester upgrade

In keeping with recent investment in the entertainment industry in Manchester, Panalux is pleased to have completed a complete refurbishment of its Manchester operation, making it the finest equipment depot in the North West of England.

The upgrade to the building also includes a complete overhaul of the Studio Facility which will re-open for business shortly.

PANALUX Manchester
Manchester Road, Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8RL
United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 01204 794000