About us

Founded by friends

In 2011, three lifelong friends decided to turn their passion for film into a media business – and Rise Media was born.

As company directors, we still take a hands-on approach to every project, heading up our in-house team of directors, producers, camera operators, animators and editors. You’ll find us doing what we love, getting stuck in on set or in the editing suite.

A Rise Media cameraman filming West Ham F.C. Women players taking part in an indoor practice session
Rise Media director Mike Lienard carrying a camera on a location shoot
Rise Media director Mark Lunt standing on a rock taking photos for a location shoot
Rise Media directors Dan Morbin and Mark Lunt checking shot list on a location shoot

Meet the team

Rise Media team member Mike Lienard

Mike Lienard

Co Founder & Director

Rise Media team member Dan Morbin

Dan Morbin

Co Founder & Director

Rise Media team member Mark Lunt

Mark Lunt

Co Founder & Director

Rise Media team member John Box

John Box

Head of Post Production

Rise Media team member Sharayah Tokeley

Sharayah Tokeley


Rise Media team member Alex Milsom

Alex Milsom

Sound Recordist

Rise Media team member Sarah Lienard

Sarah Lienard


Rise Media team member Kinmen Yung

Kinmen Yung

Camera Op



Our values

We make content creation easy, working with you to understand your vision and bring it seamlessly to life.

We deliver quality content that’s on brand, on time and on budget.

Sustainability is always big on our agenda, and we’re proud to say that Rise Media have partnered with Ecologi, and with our support, 31 new trees are planted around the world every month helping to minimise our carbon footprint.

Our services

We bring 12 years of knowledge and experience to every project.
Our all-inclusive approach covers branded content strategy, television advertising, event video production, live streaming, social video content, online advertising, panel discussion video production, animation,motion graphics and property videos.
Oh, and we offer full-stack digital marketing aftercare to support your content strategy, maximising video reach and success.


Our directors

The Rise Guys is our in-house directing offering, comprised of the three founders of Rise Media: Mark Lunt, Dan Morbin and Mike Lienard.

Mark’s directing resume includes prominent clients such as O2, RayBan, The Times and Victorinox and Women’s Health. Mark has a fantastic knowledge of the filmmaking world and keeps a finger on the pulse of popular content and innovative techniques. He has expertise in all areas of production, with a particular focus on post-production. You’ll find him offering forward-thinking insights whilst shooting, always keeping the final edit in mind.

Rise Media director Mark Lunt

With projects for Bose, YouTube, Tui and Logitech under his belt, Dan has a wealth of experience in directing content for global brands. Last year his series of films for St John Ambulance won awards. His particular talent for narrative, storyboarding and comedy allows him to think outside the box, crafting fresh ideas from the most minimal briefs. Dan also brings experience in Live Stream direction and Show Calling to the table. He directed major live streams last year for London Fashion Week, News UK and TikTok.

Rise Media director Dan Morbin

Mike has directed fashion films and editorial content for major publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Esquire. Mike’s passion for cinematography, specifically gimbal work, has led him to work with the UK’s leading property developers and architects including Berkeley Homes, Barratt Homes, St George and Fabrica. He currently heads up the Spaces offering at Rise Media, delivering high-quality real estate marketing films. Mike is a skilled communicator, allowing him to bring out the very best in talent on-set, including globally renowned models, actors and athletes.

Rise Media director Mike Lienard

We also work with world-class commercial directors on large-scale projects.

More About Our Directors

Where we work

We’re based in Sutton, South London, in the Oru Space. Come and say hi, and feel free to bring your dog along – we do!
Our projects regularly take us around the world, filming on location for global brands. You’ll also find us working with our clients in London, or travelling across the UK (we love an adventure). You might even bump into us at the top of Snowdon!

Our work




We created this short ad for Logitech to promote their new product: The Logi Bolt. We work with True Agency to create a funny, relatable ad that showcases the product’s connectivity problem-busting capabilities.

An IT director holds up a Logi Bolt in our Logitech Ping ad, from the Rise Media case studies archive



Case study



Great Yarmouth

Hoo asked us to create a light-hearted promotional piece to coincide with the launch of their brand. The location they chose to promote was Great Yarmouth – here's how we made it look good.

A still of a sunbathing man from our Hoo video shot on Great Yarmouth beach, from the Rise Media case studies archive


Great Yarmouth

Case study



West Ham Women Partnership

EZRA needed a video to advertise their exciting new partnership with West Ham United Women’s football team. The topline brief was to create an engaging film, showcasing the similarities between professional coaching in the workplace and coaching in sport.

Gilly Flaherty walking onto a training pitch holding a football in an Ezra West Ham Women partnership film project, from the Rise Media case studies archive


West Ham Women Partnership

Case study

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