Chris Banks

With over 20 years experience I have recently worked on large set productions for BBC and ITV, covering roles as lighting-TV Gaffer,Board Operator,Moving Light/Technology Tech,X-FLEX LED Ribbon installation and operation, Dimmer Tech. I also looked after the in house lighting at the Manchester Central Convention Centre (formerly Gmex). I can competently draw, read and implement lighting plans and have vast experience organizing crew and equipment at the highest level.

Previous Experience:

Owner, c-lighting
June 2001 – Present (13 years 2 months)Manchester, United Kingdom
Lighting design for Corporate and Television
Crew Chief-LED and Event

Lighting Designer, Playlight
May 1998 – February 2001 (2 years 10 months)

Dave Smyth

I'm a fully qualified Yoga Teacher (200hr RYT, 500hr E-RYT)


I’ve been involved in the Manx film industry since 1996 and have worked on many of the productions mainly as either Assistant Grip or Rigger. I have also worked as Stagehand, Set Builder, Assistant to Sparks Department and done Stand-By. I have also worked off-island doing pre-rig and construction for films that aren’t solely based on Island. I have a van and tools, and am a very experienced motorbike rider on and off road.

telephone: 01624 817414


past productions:

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
— Additonal Rigger
Mutant Chronicles (2008)
— Additonal Rigger
The Cottage (2008)
— Additional Rigger
The Dark (2005)
— Additonal Rigger


ELS own one of the largest stocks of Professional Audio Visual, Lighting & Staging Equipment on the Island, including: Custom Stage Sets - Lighting - Sound - Plasma & LCD Screens - Data Projectors - Litedeck Staging - Nimlok Pop Up Displays -Lecterns - HD Cameras - Vision Mixers - Editing Facilities - Cue Monitors - Giant LED Screens (Indoor & Outdoor) - Special Effects - Laser Shows & Visuals - Searchlights

New “LiteDeck” staging available for hire: a range of deck sizes, legs and accessories. Litedeck is the industry standard
when it comes to lightweight portable staging. Various stage heights are achievable with hand rail and stair units available where required. We can now also offer full CAD drawing facilities for complex stage designs showing bracing and loading information.


past productions:

Take Down (2014)
— Rigging and lighting

Keirron Tastagh

Keirron Tastagh has offered key support to film companies shooting in isolated or challenging exterior locations around the Isle of Man - both coastal and inland.

Keirron's company Adventurous Experiences can facilitate the following:

Sea Kayaking
Gorge Scrambling
Wilderness Living
Tree Climbing
Team Building Activities
Rock Climbing
Hill Navigation
Fitness Training

telephone: 01624 843034