what we do

We take the unknown and wrestle it to the ground.

When you are making any kind of professional film or video –
from an indie feature to a TV campaign we make sure your dreams spring to life.
On time. On budget. And with that creative spark that kicks you in the head. Metaphorically, of course.

our mission

In a rapidly changing world and production environment there are a thousand ways to fail. Or succeed. Success never happens, it is always chiseled from the grit of hard-earned experience. From 3 decades of production management and award-winning creativity you’ll get the answers you need, the crew you expect and the solutions you demand. We will work with you every inch of the way.

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Jon Manning – Director

As a highly acclaimed director, Jon has consistently demonstrated his ability to capture great moments on film, from the remote Islands in the Bering Sea to the monstrous drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, from celebrities in the sound stages of Hollywood to CEOs in the glass towers of Manhattan.

 

Since Jon graduated with honors from the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography, the industry has recognized him with more than 40 major awards including the NY Cine Gold Eagle, US Film Festival Silver Screen Award, the Houston International Film Festival Bronze Award, Chicago Film Festival Award for Outstanding Creativity and multiple New York Film Festival honors, as well as dozens of ADDY’s, and TELLY’s for his powerful and stylized execution of commercial projects. ADWEEK voted Jon one of the top 25 directors working in the United States today, and he was selected by the American Film Institute and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the Feature Director Understudy Program.

In commercial work Jon has specialized in Humor, Sports/Action.

Julie Livingston / Executive Producer & Writer

Julie has researched and edited dozens of books on topics ranging from health to fine photography to business and technology including award-winners: DEFYING GRAVITY, KEEPERS OF THE SPIRIT, HINDSIGHTS, WITHIN A RAINBOWED SEA and A CIRCLE OF NATIONS. She has been a political speech writer, written for popular culture magazines, and created dynamic long and short-form advertising campaigns for a wide variety of national and global clients.

 

She has overseen production and project development for Brightwater since 1998.

documentary feature

This is the burlesque movie we have all been waiting for!” - BUST

 

synopsis

Glitter Tribe is a documentary feature about the passion and personalities at the heart of today’s new wave of burlesque. On stage and in candid conversation, twelve of today’s hottest performers reveal the naked truth about an exotic world where artifice is a route to authenticity and pretending to be someone else is the ultimate journey to become yourself.

 

These burlesquers put it all on the line in performances that are sexy, funny, elegant and outrageous – and they bare more than just their bodies as they discuss their artistic vision, their financial struggles, the misconceptions that infuriate them and the community that sustains them.

 

Find out more at:

glittertribethemovie.com

contact us

Whether we work together on a freelance basis or join forces as your production company,
we will set a new standard for meeting and exceeding expectations.
Producing. Directing. Production Management. Final delivery. Success.

contact

Jon Manning
Producer. Director.
jon@brightwatermedia.com

Julie Livingston
Executive Producer. Writer.
julie@brightwatermedia.com

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