SNP Productions - headed by Simon Pugsley - is THE UK distributor for Catalyst digital media products - and launches a new and highly proactive promotion campaign.
Pugsley is also a prolific lighting and digital media programmer/operator, offering a wealth of hands-on expertise in this specialist field right at the sharp end of the business! As he says, this is the "Best place to be". It enables him to speak authoritatively to end-users and all creative and technical parties involved in a production that is utilising a Catalyst system for video control.
SNP Productions was founded in 1999 when Pugsley was completing his final year as a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. The company has evolved steadily over the last 10 years, starting as a vehicle for his freelance work and growing into a major UK supplier for lighting & video control solutions. it is now focussed on sales, hire, training and full tech support for Catalyst.
"Catalyst was among the first and most original digital media servers, and it has a strong and positive brand identity," states Simon. "It's hugely flexible and constantly being developed with new and innovative features added all the time. It has a history and track record of reliability second to none, and apart from all that, I really believe in it," he explains.
He also enjoys a close working relationship stretching back a decade with Catalyst's inventor, Richard Bleasdale.
SNP Productions started selling Catalyst software in 2007 and the first server went on tour with popular rave band Groove Armada. Since then there has been a constant stream of systems provided to a host of leading UK clients, plus others in Europe and as far afield as Russia and Africa.
The benefits of SNP Productions being a small company to a premium brand like Catalyst are immense. Simon Pugsley is friendly, accessible and can react exceptionally quickly, diversifying and adapting as is needed to suit the demands of a constantly fluid, changing market. Clients also value the 'personal' service and dedication that SNP can offer over that of larger companies. People respect Simon's fund of real industry experience and his no-bullshit, sales jargon-free approach.
Recent productions utilising Catalysts supplied by SNP include Simply Red (for PRG), Thriller Live (for The Flying Music Company), the Pet Shop Boys (for CT), the Mariinsky Opera - Wagner's Ring Suite (for Mesmer) and Dr Atomic, After Dido and Cosi fan Tutti for The English National Opera
SNP will be exhibiting at PLASA for the second year running - Stand 2-Q29 in Earls Court 2. In addition to the latest featured Catalyst products, SNP will be highlighting its unique Catalyst flightcase system, which can be designed and tailored exactly to fit specific configurations.
Contact details : Tel : +44 7598 390034/ +44 1908 410129/[email protected]/www.snp-productions.co.uk