Glenn Maguire

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Glenn is a highly qualified and skilled creative, working on large scale projects and managing teams across the world. A professional, natural born problem solver. As well as running creative agency Sparkle* Glenn also spends his time guest lecturing at Edge Hill University , training staff and students in post production and VFX. Now in his eleventh year in the film & TV production world, Glenn takes Sparkle into the next decade with his advanced knowledge of cutting edge software.


Glenn currently occupies the role of Managing Director of Sparkle*. Technical experience include senior compositor and editor, Visual FX director. Sparkle* now produce cutting edge CGI and motion graphics for the worlds top agencies.

Glenn’s Career started out at the turn of the century in Sydney Australia working at Fox studios learning his trade. On returning to the UK he freelanced for several years across the UK learning to build his skill and passion within VFX. In 2005 he co-founded Sparkle Media Ltd. Sparkle* took the North West by storm and quickly gathered clients such as the BBC. Within the first four years they’d gained several awards including Best Short Film in Cannes, L.A Media Award and Best Animation in the Montreal Film Festival. As the agency grew they began more adventurous projects, in 2008 Glenn produced several commercials for Reebok, this included taking a crew and staff of 20 to Sydney to film on site in Australia. In 2010 Glenn changed the direction of the company to become Sparkle Visual Effects, currently the only high end VFX company within the North West. The new Sparkle* quickly gained new clients including Sony, Sky, Sky Sports and a 10 year exhibition in the New Museum of Liverpool.  

Awards Won; Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival/ Producer/Editor/Colorist 2010

Hollywood Creative media Award/Producer/Animator 2008 & 2011

Sparkle* is an award winning creative studio specialising in motion graphics & CGI. We use our unique mix of expertise to challenge our clients to think differently and produce stunning material. Using our distinct style we tell stories through motion and print.

Sparkle* now positions themselves to provide digital solutions for other agencies who require bespoke projects, whether using 3D models & tracking data for iPhone apps or more traditional visual fx to achieve the impossible shot. With almost 10 years in production they provide ideas and solutions to meet any project.


Sparkle* is currently headed up by Glenn & Steven Maguire. Between them having 20 years experience in CGI, Digital Production and animation in Film & TV. The main studio is currently based in Liverpool with a second Studio based in Utrecht, Amsterdam.

Check out ‘Ralf’ by Sparkle*, created in order to promote health and safety

Meet Ralf….. from Sparkle* on Vimeo.