Beautiful Documentaries with Heart & Soul

True Glass is an award winning film production company led by director & cinematographer John Seddon.

We create films about people & place; culture & geography. Ultimately it’s about human story. Film is our craft and we put our heart into every project. We love working with innovative people and great stories whether that’s a creative project on our doorstep (Sheffield) or an observational doc in a remote corner of the world.

“John is without a doubt one of the most perceptive and innovative cinematographers in the UK. He is highly skilled in all aspects of filmmaking, extremely creative, exceptionally conscientious, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Why us?

We don’t just make films. We bring content, perspective, energy, sound, style and aesthetics (in fact just about every filmmaking technique) together to tell your story. Every project is an individual and the road to an exceptional film starts with planning and collaboration. It’s good to think outside the box.

We provide a full service: Concept // Plan // Shoot // Edit // Deliver

We’re Agile

As a small team with heaps of experience and a large freelance pool, we can tackle almost any size of project in any location. With low overheads and plenty of heart, we’re cost effective and do our best regardless of budget.

We Collaborate

Every project and every story is an individual and so we take the time to work with you to find the most effective and creative way to tell your story. High-quality is the baseline, stunning storytelling that stands-out is the aim. We’ve got the knack for a good out-the-box idea.

We're International

With experience across 5 continents, we’re never ones to shy away for a challenge or a foreign culture. In fact we’re just as at home in hot and dusty Africa as we are in the concrete jungles of Brazil or with ethnic minorities in China.

Meet The Team

Led by John Seddon, we’re a small team of creative film professionals with passion, skill and experience. But basically, we’re nice people who like working with nice people.


Director & Cinematographer

Roscoe Neil


Oliver Guy

Sound Designer


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Here’s what others have said:

"It feels like John is just another trusted member of our team. Whether planning a project together, shooting or directing, John is a consummate professional, a wonderful presence and a powerful creative force. I would strongly advise you to hire him for your project and make use of this extraordinary local talent before he inevitably moves on to bigger things!"

Chris Hewitt - Co:Create Programme Co-ordinator,  SYHA

CoCreate Profiles

International Women's Day 2018 Best Practice Award - Education and Academia: Knowledge and Impact 

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

"John is extremely talented and always fantastic to work with. He's creative, really helpful and will always go out of his way to create unique and beautiful films."

Francesca Eastment -  University of Sheffield

International Women’s Day

"First and foremost John's an outstanding filmmaker - the quality of his work and the creativity he brought to the project left us with a series of videos that are our proudest to date. In addition he's is a wonderful person to work with. He's curious, he goes above and beyond to capture the perfect shots, and he's great with people. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with John, it's still one of the highlights of my career so far!"

Hannah Thornton -  Communications Officer, SYHA 

Real People True Stories

"After I watched the first 2 films I was hooked.   By the time I reached the 5th I was moved to tears.  I was humbled by the wonderful stories being shared, the way people talked from the heart and give us a glimpse into their lives and passions, the music added just the right atmosphere and the way it was filmed was all very touching"

Dee Hiley -  Project Co-ordinator, SYHA

Real People True Stories

"True Glass, very professional and innovative. As Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), we are satisfied with your high quality productions on our previous two projects. Looking forward to working with you in our upcoming projects."

MLW Public Engagement

Rodrick Sambakunsi - Malawi-Liverpool-WellcomeTrust

MLW Public Engagement

"John Seddon is without a doubt one of the most perceptive and innovative cinematographers in the UK. He is highly skilled in all aspects of filmmaking, extremely creative, exceptionally conscientious, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Having collaborated with him on two artistically and logistically challenging film projects, I can say with total conviction that John will never let you down!"

Vaibhav Kaul

An Awakening

"This is beautifully shot, especially as it moves to the plains and the feet of the mountains. The lack of dialogue is striking. The way it focuses the viewer on visual ideas that engage the other senses is masterful."

Jordan Inman, True/False Film Fest

An Awakening