NLightning artZ Studios is headed by Fritz Heede and Nijole Sparkis.
Fritz Heede – Director / Producer
As an aspiring music composer, Fritz worked with various production studios in every aspect of sound. He scored the Emmy winning NBC Special ” Mystery of the Sphinx” with Charlton Heston, followed by NBC’s “The Mysterious Origins of Man”. Forming his own post-production facility, Fritz oversaw projects for the U.N., Julian Lennon, and the Grammies, among others. Teaming up with director Gerard Ungerman, he scored 4 documentaries, and was associate producer for the award-winning “Hidden Wars of Desert Storm” narrated by John Hurt. Fritz produced and scored the surreal art DVD “Illuminated Manuscripts”, as well as the follow-up 5.1 DVD “Ritual Path” which features singer Jon Anderson of YES. Fritz most recently produced and directed the feature documentary “Caesar’s Messiah”.
Nijole Sparkis – Producer / Writer
Nijole started out acting in community theatre, working every aspect of stage production, and performing on the rock music stage, touring and songwriting. She has a BA in Music Theory from De Paul University, studied Creative Writing at Antioch University – London, and Screenwriting and Recording Arts at UCLA. She taught singing for the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and Disney’s MMC TV show, besides running her own voice studio.
Together with Fritz Heede, she co-owned a post-production facility, and contributed singing and writing to the Ritual Path DVD, and to an album of music with Jon Anderson of YES entitled, “Dream Dancing”. She career coached many aspiring artists, serves as Managing Editor for the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, and is a licensed spiritual practitioner for Agape International Spiritual Center, as well as the Centers for Spiritual Living. Nijole recently produced and wrote the feature documentary “Caesar’s Messiah”. She has produced two online video interview series called “Heal the Shadow in Your Relationships”, featuring such experts as John Gray, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Rhonda Britten, and Dr. Diana Kirschner.