Luke Smailes


I’m an aspiring filmmaker studying at North West Regional College. I have experience shooting multi-camera productions, podcasts, promotional content, and short films. During my HNC studies at NWRC, I won the SSE Renewable Scholarship Award 2022 -23. I was also awarded the Displaying, Creativity, and Innovation award for my work at the Best in Further Education Awards in 2022.

As a freelance photographer, I have had the privilege of working for renowned festivals such as Jika Jika!, Wäx, and SHINE. These experiences have honed my skills in project delivery and expanded my professional networks. I am proficient in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro, and I use the Sony Alpha Range for my work, demonstrating my extensive knowledge of camera operation.

I developed my skills while studying at NWRC, managing several projects. I have improved my leadership, communication, teamwork and ability to work under pressure and have successfully delivered all projects before the required deadline. I am always looking to learn more and expand on different styles of shooting film and photography to develop my skills for a career in the creative industry. Thank you for viewing my portfolio; if you have any questions or enquiries, please contact me at


Short Film – I’m Just 22

How to Shoot In S-Log Tutorial

BBC Introducing – Tramp

A Short Walk (Collaborative Project)

EU Project “On the Fly”

Multi-Cam Shows for MAPA

Shenanigans Christmas Show Multi-Camera

Showreel 2023

JikaJika 2022