+44 (0)161 850 6080 ian@iansandall.co.uk

Ian Sandall

Film-maker | Educator


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Thanks for stopping by.

I’m Ian Sandall and I’d love to show you a few of the projects I’ve worked on. I hope you like what you see and if you’re interested, please get in contact and I’ll be happy to help. I’m always interested in new and exciting projects and I can normally work out a great price!

I am …

PD (Photographer/Director)

I have a full Sony 4K set-up outputting to a Blackmagic 4K video assist/recorder (if required) to produce edit-ready Pro-Res files.

I am fully equipped with LED and Kino lights, radio mics and everything else needed on a regular shoot. Specialised kit also available including drones, gimbals, cranes and alternative cameras.

Producer / Director

I am a highly-experienced director and producer having worked in many different genres, from broadcast to specialist training programmes.  I am equally at home in the studio or on location.

Location work has taken me all over the UK, Europe, Africa, the US, many places in Asia and even Chernobyl!


I offer a 4K edit suite running Premiere and Resolve with an Eizo reference monitor and a Tangent Wave control surface.

I’m happy to take on editing-only assignments and have completed many varying projects. I specialise in automotive and technical subjects, but have wide experience of all genres.


I am experienced in teaching and lecturing on TV and film and have taught all levels up to degree standard.

Ask me about regular courses on smartphone shooting, bespoke courses for your organisation or my popular summer school in Manchester.



TURNKEY Productions

Ask me to quote on a full production. Simple or comlex, I have many years experience in producing for broadcast and the web.


Whatever size of shoot, I can organise your shooting requirements from a simple sigle-camera set-up to complex productions.


I have lots of post-production experience including animation, CG, motion graphics and audio. I’m happy to quote for packages.


I teach film and TV to young people and adults and have experience of education up to degree level. Bespoke courses a speciality.


Patrick Gaydecki

Signal Wizard Systems

“We are very happy with the final product, which is rapidly accumulating views – and likes – on our YouTube channel. The video is polished and engaging, with a fluent voice-over and narrative trajectory that is compelling and also intriguing.  We are absolutely delighted and we cannot recommend SPL Communications, and Ian Sandall, highly enough.”

Helen Dickinson

Head of Marketing, Solvo Vir

“The attention to detail from brief to final film from SPL is superb.  Getting to grips with the issues, showing clear understanding of the task in hand and then executing it is rare and Ian managed to do this perfectly and quickly.  His guidance and suggestions resulted in films that exceeded our expectations.  I can’t recommend SPL highly enough.”

Emma Cooney

Joint Founder, The Content Guild

“If you had to go into a warzone, you’d want Ant Middleton beside you. Whatever happens, you know he’s got your back. If you’re making a video, you need Ian Sandall. He’s the Ant Middleton of the video world. Ian knows what has to happen to make a successful video. Whether it’s your own money or your marketing budget, you can relax if you get Ian involved. Thoroughly recommended.”

Gabi Challis

Project Manager, Bauer Media

“If you are after someone who is flexible, dedicated, understands your vision and someone who doesn’t stop until the final result is perfect then SPL Communications should be your go to! I’ve lost count of the amount of hours i’ve spent working with Ian across 2022, he became a part of a team for us.”


Mike Lodge

Former CEO, Arvia Technolgies

We were delighted with the videos produced by SPL which faithfully captured the essence and ethos of our company, its people and the innovative Arvia water treatment system. We were also impressed with Ian’s technical understanding of our processes, enabling him to ask the right questions when interviewing and then structure the videos to appeal to our target audiences. Personally I’m not really at ease in front of a camera but Ian made it painless for us all here. I can highly recommend SPL to anyone looking for a professionally-produced technically-based video.

Lyna Sellani

Senior Applications Specialist, Ascend Diagnostics

“I was pleased we selected Ian Sandall to direct and produce our recent film.  We were all impressed by his understanding of our product and the requirements of the brief, getting up to speed quickly and even introducing us to other suitable suppliers for specialist work.   The finished film has surpassed my expectations and gained many positive responses from our stakeholders. I’m happy to recommend Ian to any organisation requiring films for a specialised or technically-based product / service.”

Tricia McCartney

Marketing Manager, Supportability

It’s been an absolutely pleasure working with Ian Sandall from SPL Communications on my project, which was to create a series of long and short format videos showcasing the disability charity that I work for in Stockport.

Ian immediately understood our brief due to having extensive experience of video production and also having worked with similar organisations.

Ian was very personable and easy to work with ….(and) everyone throughout the organisation was delighted with the final versions of all the videos produced and we’re already seeing the benefits of using these within our recruitment marketing activity.

I’m would absolutely recommend SPL Communications to anyone considering them for their video production work.”


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Get In Touch

I love what I do and one of the real advantages of being freelance is that I get to work with some amazing people on a regular basis. I'm happy to discuss your potential projects (no matter how hair-brained they may seem) and will normally be able to find a way to reconcile your budget and your ambition!

Want to chat? Please make contact using the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


+44 (0)161 850 6080 / +44 (0)7831 255410

My Location

I'm based in Cheshire, UK

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