Engaging Storytelling

Enlightening Films are master storytellers who express content with clarity and conviction. We have captivated audiences around Adelaide for a decade with content that moves and inspires. If you’re an organisation looking to express who you are get in contact with us! We would love to share what you do with the world!

From initial consultation through to final product delivery, our team provides a brilliant service. We are passionate about providing exceptional film content and going the extra mile to do that.

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Meet the team

  • Hugh Fenton

  • Director

Hugh Fenton is the owner and director of Enlightening films. He has been a film-maker for close to fifteen years – it’s not only his profession, but his passion. Hugh studied a two year diploma of Screen and Media at the renowned International Film School Sydney. He made a commissioned documentary in East Timor about the health system which resulted in $50000 worth of funding to save a Timorese girls life. His second documentary film “Embrace the Documentary” had 20 million hits and became the most successfully crowd funded film in Australian History raising $330000 in one month. He recently had a feature length documentary premier at the Sydney Film Festival. But he has also served many clients for the best part of a decade by creating promotional films and educational films in Adelaide. He is a down to earth person who puts people at ease and he is a passionate and skilled film maker.

  • Jordan Le

  • Editor and Cinematographer

No job is too hard for me. I may look young! But I’ve been filming since I was ten years old. Primarily my role is to choose the best imagery for your film, the most appropriate music and to design motion graphics and time the edit. Without me here, Hugh would never get the work out on time! I also enjoy filming and I’m Hugh’s go to cinematographer when he needs a second.
Please get in touch with any questions, I’m here to help.

  • Damian Smerdon

  • Editor and Sound Recordist

When Hugh put out that he was looking for an editor to help make the world a better place to live in I jumped at the opportunity. Having spent many years editing TV commercials and corporate videos I am loving now making powerful and emotional films that are having a positive influence on the world. I trained in Visual Arts, have spent a substantial time working in remote indigenous communities and have traveled through much of the world which I believe helps me bring an empathetic and creative spin on my work. If you laugh and cry when watching a film I’ve made with Enlightening Films, it’s a success in my mind.