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"Steve managed and directed the filming during the very demanding and physically challenging K2O kayaking expedition that has resulted in a 6 part TV series featuring 3 kayakers crossing the Arabian Gulf, through the Straits of Hormuz and out into the Arabian Sea. 
This was an unprecedented logistical nightmare that Steve rose to the occasion well to and managed to shoot exciting and sufficient material for the 6 x 26 minute series. His determination and dedication is deeply impressive and despite difficult working conditions including a sinking support vessel and threatening storms, not to mention official red tape. Steve took charge and simply got on with things making the best of tricky situations. Steve's professional demeanor and rigorous attention to details and filming opportunities are his finest qualities as a self-contained production unit when filming and directing in any circumstance. We are deeply grateful for his commitment to go over and beyond expectations to make things happen."

Jonathan Ali Khan - MD Producer @ Wild Planet Films UAE/UK

"Steve joined us for two recordings of the Edinburgh Festival Show for STV. He fitted in with the team really well and I was more than happy with his camera work and his taking directions."

David Smith - Producer @ STV

"I've worked with Steve on and off for Many years. Steve has always displayed the utmost professionalism on every job. Steve is always on time, polite, well presented and represents our company in the most professional manner. Steve has great interpersonal skills and captures amazing images. Steve has worked with us on Royal Bank Of Scotland, Heineken, T In The Park, Standard Life, Scottish Widows, Ted X, and live events and conferences over the years."

Ranald Neilson - The Metro Ecosse Group

"I worked with Steve from 2005 to 2009 at Setanta Sports and found him a very committed focused and creative Sports and News Cameraman. We worked on a range of programming from Celtic TV, Rangers TV, and SPL Live not to mention numerous STV News jobs. Steve was always firefighting and achieving great content for the channels this included; pre and post-match Interviews with players and managers, press conferences, charity events, and documentary style interviews with legendary players and full match coverage and can highly recommend Steve as a craftsmen, technician and pioneer of great story telling in moving pictures."

Des O'Hara - Celtic TV Senior Editor/Cameraman

"The Fish Finder an extreme fishing and wildlife adventure shot in The Amazon in Brazil over 2 months and was a truly tricky and dangerous project at times and Steve rose to the challenge and produced some amazing sequences of our adventures in the Jungle! Steve's complete knowledge of the production process from 'concept to completion' is completely invaluable for any network, production company, or investor who want to invest in crew.  Look no further for a great all-rounder and hire Steve Mackay."

Steve Townson - Angler TV Presenter, The Fish Finder

"Steve has been our go to Cameraman in Scotland for filming our Asset TV Edinburgh Travel podcasts using C300 Cameras in our studio set up within the Brewin Dophin Offices and conference centre. He also conducted a Green Screen Studio PTC with Scotland Rugby legend Andrew Irvine with Teleprompter which was used for a live event in London.  Professional and efficient work."

Garry Caitlin - Asset TV Head of Production

"I worked with Steve on the K2O documentary "A Voyage Against Time".  As director of photography for the project, Steve demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving the objectives of the project in raising environmental awareness in the middle east. He was able to skillfully navigate around a multitude of challenges that were faced in the field and led the project to completion. The results of his work speak for themselves, with our documentary winning over 60 awards. I wish Steve all the best in his future endeavours."


Mazen Hawwa - Official Photographer - Drone Operator - Assistant Cameraman

"I have had the great pleasure of being employed as a young actor to be featured in Steve's short film ‘Desire’. The film was inspired by the band Talk Talk and it’s track ‘Desire’. I was immediately impressed by the professionalism and creativity already in place with the project. It turned out to be an amazing experience. This was a one off and very inspiring film experience for an actor like myself. Years later Steve did me a huge favour by filming an actors' reel with myself performing a few sketches.  Since then I've observed Steve's work endeavours on different and very diverse projects. His skill and eye for capturing the moment on camera are awe inspiring, from shooting perfect pop videos, perfect sport coverage, to the most impressive footage I've ever seen of Ospreys nesting on Red Island in Oman for ‘A Voyage Against Time’, unbelievable footage that any blue chip network would be impressed with! Steve and InSynergy Media are great talented allrounders!’"

Derek MacNeill - Actor & Web Designer

"Steve embarked on a lengthy process of capturing the Red Squirrels within the Red Squirrel Sanctuary in Dundee and approached this project efficiently both logistically and technically to capture some amazing footage of the animals.   His insightful and experienced approach to this project  was intelligent and cunning as we were up against deadlines and the elements to produce this production which was requested by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. I would have no hesitation but to recommend Steve's skills and passion for film making and story telling.  The project was extremely well thought through and his problem solving skills were perfect to achieve a sequence of images that enhanced my interview on the progress of The Scottish Red Squirrel.  It as delightful and a pleasure working with Steve and his crew."

Ken Neil - Project Officer - The Scottish Wildlife Trust

"Steve took complete control of the whole production process from start to finish. This reassured us that we were in good hands. We had 8 different languages to record for this project and Steve recorded the voice overs for all languages including: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, English, Greek and Polish.  Considering our budget, we were grateful and thrilled by the results.  If you hire Steve and his company your in great hands."

The Scottish Tourist Guides Association

"...I am very impressed with this version; I particularly like the inclusion of the dogs which brings in the important ultimate outcomes of our work at Fixed-Phage."

David Browning - Fixed Phage


" I worked with Steve on the multi award-winning conservation expedition 'A Voyage Against Time', Steve's role as Co-Director was instrumental in us holding logistics together and overcoming dangerous professional and personal issues over the 3 months we were shooting on the sea in the Persian Gulf, filming from Qatar to Oman.  Just when some of us were considering leaving the project, due to numerous disasters, Steve stepped in to persuade us not to depart from the production as we would be rewarded with mind blowing wildlife and marine life.  Sure enough, what could go wrong, did go wrong, however I'm grateful that Steve had stepped in and I continued as on-screen kayaking talent to see the long game from which his commitment and vision has produced a multi award-winning feature and series record of the first expedition of it's kind in the Middle East.  With over 107 accolades' and over 67 awards achieved in over 32 countries worldwide in the film festival circuit.  His work ethic and commitment are unquestionable and he has assisted greatly in producing a 'once in a lifetime experience' for me in the form of the K20 Expedition.....Steve come's highly recommend indeed.  "

Colin Wong - K20 Expedition Kayaker & MD of Emerald Outdoors

"InSynergy Media is a very professional company with fresh and unique ideas. They are fully committed to the job and always produce videos of high quality. I would wholeheartedly recommend them. The promo video which Steve produced for Gleadhraich is just one example. This video helped Gleadhraich secure a number of major bookings before we had released any music and was therefore very valuable to us"

Craig Weir - Singer/Piper of Gleadhraich

"...I worked with Steve Mackay on a music video for singer Nicola Cassells and the thing that shine through is his enthusiasm for the project,He's a hard working professional who goes above and beyond to make sure the filming is done to your satisfaction.That's why I had no hesitation in giving Steve a call when I needed a promotional video done. Again, his professionalism, patience and dedication shone through under some very trying and difficult filming. Steve is a multi talented director/producer who always delivers. I will have no hesitation in using Steve for future projects and would highly recommend him for all your filming needs....!"

Brian Cassells [Nicola Cassells Father/Manager]



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