Ascension Films

Aerial cinematography


Ascension Films specialise in creating cinematic aerial shots for professional clients.

We are the hybrid of twenty years of filmmaking and remote control piloting expertise.

Distinguished by the fact that we are not just pilots with aerial equipment but actually understand filmmaking and television production from first hand industry experience we offer a service second to none.

Whether it’s title sequences, climatic scenes, car shots or action sequences the Ascension Films team carefully guides our clients through the tricky terrain of aerial filming from prep to post ensuring the highest quality results.

Ascension Films (UK) Ltd. Are fully licensed, insured and CAA approved for aerial work:

BNUC-S Certificate no: 0447-14-03-02

G-UAV0266 / G-UAV0267 / G-UAV0268 / G-UAV0693





Ascension Films works with the most cutting edge technology available utilising bespoke airframes we are able to offer a unique package of advanced Remote Aerial Platforms (RAPs) combined with creative passion for narrative we offer a complete service.

Red Epic X/Dragon
Blackmagic 2.5k/4k

Flight time
7-11 min per flight (6.8kg payload)

Zeiss Super Speeds 18/25/35/50

Remote Aerial Platform

– shot consultation
– storyboarding
– tech recces
– flight permissions
– health and safety
– risk assessments
– consultation/guidance
– Weather checks
– contingency planning

Health and Safety
At Ascension Films we take the risks involved in producing aerial footage very seriously. We aim to guide a production step by step through the sometime tricky terrain involved making these beautiful sequences.

Pilots flying for Ascension Films are fully BNUC-S qualified and insured.
They are as such the final authority on safety during aerial operations and will always vocalise the procedure on set to both cast and crew before flight to ensure everyone’s safety.

Our camera operator, Charlie Endean, is a professional 1st AD and hence carries the 5 year BBC Health and Safety passport which adds a unique layer of planning and on set protocol to all of Ascension Films aerial operations.

We work clearly with the production team on specific demands of a shot prior to the shoot to ensure maximised efficiency for your shoot day.