Alastair Kerr has been involved in theatrical events from the tender age of 12, starting as stage crew with the Ulster Operatic Company in the Harberton Theatre, progressing onto followspot operator and finally head of the technical dept.
ACK Productions was started in 1990 by Alastair after leaving the Technical Crew Dept of the Grand Opera House Belfast, prior to the GOH he worked as an electrician / test engineer for FG Wilson Engineering building and testing control panels for generators.
When the Harberton Theatre closed most of the Belfast based amateur operatic companies moved into the Arts Theatre on Botanic Avenue, Belfast. This started a long working relationship between the Arts and Alastair right up to the day of its unfortunate closure.
Initially most of our work was with the amateur & professional companies in the Arts Theatre and Grand Opera House, but we progressed onto working with some of the leading PR Agencies in the Provence providing lighting and sound on Product Launches • Awards Ceremonies • Press Conferences.
Belfast Telegraph Sports / Business Awards
Northern Ireland Tourism Awards
National Training Awards
Launch of the Titanic Signature Project
Alastair is a much sought after lighting designer designing for plays, musicals and opera.
We regularly undertake projects for local councils including Belfast City Council, Derry City & Strabane Council, Lisburn & Castleragh City Council, Newry Morne and Down District Council. We currently have the contract to supply Ards and North Down Borough Council with all their event technical requirements.
In addition to equipment hire / crew supply for events we also undertake equipment installation • service • sales.
E3 Springvale Campus - TV Studio Lighting Grid, raise / lower pantograph's, double perimeter curtain track
North West Regional College theatre - full fiitout, Raise / lower lighting bars, dimmers, facility panels, PA system, curtains, backstage show-relay / paging.
Jordan Victory Church, Carrickfergus - custom lighting bars & facility panels, dimmers, dmx network, fixtures & control
The Mac Belfast - staging units with safety handrails for tiered seating