Lightning Oak Productions was founded by filmmakers Karen Turner and Dom Lee and born out of a passion for producing entertainment that moves and stays in the memory of the audience long after the credits roll.
A former journalist for the BBC and independents, Karen left the world of news to set up her own company in Devon. Now a Writer/Director Karen enjoys nothing more than being behind the camera and bringing compelling stories to life.
Recent successes include her film The Long Shot shown at festival in 2016 and making it to the final of BAFTA’s Rocliffe Drama Script Call 2016.
Karen’s scripts have been requested by some of the country’s top television production companies. Projects this year include thriller short, The Silent.
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE FILMS: Layer Cake, The Long Good Friday, Trainspotting, The Help, The Theory of Everything.
TOP FIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMES: Happy Valley, Life on Mars, Broadchurch, Lewis, Sherlock.
After flirting with a career in graphic design, Dom found his true passion was filmmaking and has worked on a wide variety of projects primarily as a Writer/Director or Editor.
Dom wrote and directed two shorts in 2016, Rocketshed, a 3 minute film which received funding from arts organization Exeter Phoenix and Fort Box which involved building the UK's largest cardboard box fort (from over 3000 boxes). The film is currently in post-production and will be complete in 2017.
Other recent projects include editing the soon to be released horror/comedy feature film ‘Scareycrows’ and writing/editing the multi-award winning horror short ‘Portent’.
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE FILMS: The Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings, American Beauty, Once, Life is Beautiful.
TOP FIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMMES: Game of Thrones, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Westworld, Luther, The Vicar of Dibley.
‘In on budget’ are the three words Producer Pete lives by. With a keen eye for the figures, Pete is invaluable in securing finance and managing to keep a tight hold of the purse strings. A keen mountain biker, he can often be found riding across Dartmoor with his trail dog, Milo, by his side.
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE FILMS: Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Alien, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Terminator 2.
TOP FIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMES: Only Fools and Horses, The Simpsons, Suits, The Sweeney, My Name is Earl.
After studying Creative iMedia, our Production Assistant, Ethan, is now developing a career in music production as well as dealing with our social media. At 6ft 2”, he is also invaluable on a shoot!
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE FILMS: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Shawshank Redemption, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Fight Club, Humming Bird.
TOP FIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMES: Skins, Fresh Meat, Peaky Blinders, Top Boy, Breaking Bad.
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