Sparks Lighting Ltd. was established in 1992 with the help of world-renowned cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond ASC. "Richy" Béla Romwalter has been our General Manager since 1995. When we opened our doors for business in 1992, our goal was to provide the Hungarian, Eastern and Western European film industries with the latest, most technologically advanced lighting, grip equipment and generators available for rent. Since then, we have expanded our rental arsenal to include many additional options and product offerings to satisfy the most demanding production artists from across the world.
In 1997, we added the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art Arriflex film cameras, lenses and accessories to our rental inventory. That same year, William F. White International Inc. became a partner in our continuously expanding company.
In May of 2005, Sparks became the exclusive distributor of all Panavision camera, lighting, and grip equipment in Hungary. Sparks Camera and Lighting Ltd. is very proud to be a part of this mutually fruitful relationship which enables us to provide a much wider selection of equipment and services to our clients.
Since 2007, Sparks has expanded our rental inventory to meet our clients’ demand for digital cameras. Today, we now have the widest range of advanced digital cinema camera equipment offerings including the most popular brands and models including RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K S35, PV RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K S35, RED DRAGON, RED EPIC-X,PV RED EPIC-X, Arri Alexa Mini, PV Arri Alexa Mini, Arri Amira Premium, Arri Alexa SXT, PV Arri Alexa SXT, Arri Alexa Studio XR, PV Arri Alexa Studio XR, Arri Alexa Studio, PV Arri Alexa Studio, Arri Alexa Plus, PV Arr Alexa Plus, Arri Alexa Plus High Speed, PV Arri Alexa Plus High Speed, RED Mysterium X, Panavision Genesis, Sony EF3, Sony FS7, Sony A7S, Canon C300 PL Mount, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 7D PL mount, Contour, Sony HDWF-900R.
As a Hungarian company we consider it more than essential to support the Hungarian culture and its film industry, providing our students and beginners with reduced-priced equipment packages at shootings and at national and international film festivals.
Sparks Camera and Lighting Ltd. not only has the most modern and impeccably serviced equipment in Europe, but we also employ the most experienced and enthusiastic crew members in Budapest. Sparks creates security for our clients and their productions through our service, knowledge, experience and equipment.
Filmmakers from all over the world have come to rely on our equipment and expertise and are proud to call Sparks Camera and Lighting their new home!