Iconic Productions is a Royal Television Society award-nominated independent production company based in Birmingham in the UK, specializing in delivering broadcast quality documentary films for the public, private and charity sectors, as well as compelling feature-length theatrical documentaries.

Iconic Productions was founded in 2007 by director and lead producer Sam Lockyer and since then the company have produced hundreds of short-form films for many high-profile clients including Google, O2 – Telefonica, Ball Corp, NHS, Carlsberg-Marston’s Brewing Company, Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham. Other projects on our slate currently include a co-production with double BAFTA award-winning director Michael B.Clifford on ‘The Fastest Bicycle in the World’ (post-production) and ‘Movement Inspired’ – a unique episodic format for TV commissioned by the Commonwealth Games which fuses Artistic Gymnastics with contemporary jazz music. Featured athletes include World Champion and Olympian Joe Fraser. The Feature Documentary film ‘501 not out’ tells the story of cricket’s first global superstar, Brian Lara, 29 years on from his world-record breaking innings for Warwickshire at Edgbaston,

Furthermore, we have a proven track record of generating innovative and cost-effective video projects for well-known organizations. Iconic Productions takes pleasure in completing every project on time and under budget. For additional information, please click here.

The Team

Sam Lockyer
Sam is the owner and founder of Iconic Productions and oversees all key functions within the business. Sam started the company in 2007 after completing a Masters in History, Film and TV at the University of Birmingham. He brings a wealth of experience to Iconic Productions after previously working on documentaries for Channel 5/Discovery Channel and primetime shows for Channel 4. Sam has successfully delivered over 50 short documentaries and promotional films for a range of clients in the public, private and charity sectors. When Sam’s not out on a shoot you can often find him discovering the historic parts of the world.
James Watson
Sound/Video Production
James is a Music Technology graduate of Birmingham City University/ Conservatoire. After leaving University he pursued sound for film, working with companies such as Birmingham Opera Company and Big Table Creative. In February 2014 he joined Iconic Productions for the ‘Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood’ Project as a sound recordist/editor. Since then he has worked on a number of commissions; camera operating,  film editing, and continues as sound consultant. James also composes scores for film and background production tracks.
Rachel Gillies
Creative Partner/Collaborator
Rachel has over ten years of experience as a freelance ‘Community Film Maker’, which she describes as producing films with, for and about people on their own terms. She shares Iconic Production’s values of producing high quality work with a strong emphasis on the involvement of all participants. Her work has the specific aim of empowering, enabling and giving a voice to people involved in all kinds of positive projects in Birmingham and beyond. This includes work with youth groups, community projects, work in schools, residents’ groups, lobby groups or community-based work in the public sector. To date her work with Iconic Productions has included involvement in planning, pre-production, filming and editing on projects as diverse as promoting the work of School Nurses to filming dance workshops in a Hospice!
Ben Nimmo
Post-production Assistant
Ben is a music student at the University of Leeds, focusing on composition particularly with film and theatre. He joined Iconic Productions in 2018 as an intern to get hands on experience and to learn more about the media industry, focusing on post-production but also assisting the team out on shoots. From interviews with international cricketers to community documentary making with SIFA Fireside, it’s been a whirlwind first few months! When out of the office he will most probably be found playing saxophone or working on new compositions.