Filmlighting, Queensland’s leading lighting equipment company, has acquired Sydney-based lighting equipment company Matt Bolin Lighting, in an expansion move that will see Filmlighting become a major player amongst the Australian independent lighting equipment companies.

The acquisition will facilitate a larger inventory of equipment and professional services to clients servicing the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney markets.

Matt Bolin said: “When I was making the decision regarding the most suitable successor to the company I was presented with many options, however the team at Filmlighting was the perfect fit.”

Matt Bolin will work closely with Filmlighting in the transition of existing clients into the Filmlighting fold before taking up an opportunity outside of the film industry.

Filmlighting Managing Director Tim McGahan said: “Although there will be a name change to Filmlighting, for Matt’s clients it will be business as usual with the truck and equipment remaining in Sydney and with key members of Matt’s existing team continuing the quality service clients have come to expect.”

Filmlighting’s growing fleet of lighting trucks and equipment is currently engaged on Packed to the Rafters and previous work includes Spirited, Tangle, Sea Patrol, Monarch Cove, Mortified and RAN.  The company continues to work in the television commercial market in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney.

“Our clients can only benefit from this type of consolidation which sees greater flexibility and economies of scale that increase our ability to service clients and projects in the TVC, television and film production sectors,” McGahan said.