Skyhook is New Zealand’s original camera drone operation. Crewed by film industry professionals and delivering top-shelf aerial cinematics to the film, television and commercial markets, the Skyhook team are able to integrate with your shooting crew or work as an independent drone unit.

Skyhook maintain a fleet of multirotor camera drones, from heavy lift cinema camera machines to faster more portable models. We are happy to recommend solutions for your production’s needs including permissions, data management and workflow. 

Skyhook offer various CAA part 102 options where required. Our drone pilots are certified and we carry aviation specific PL insurance for your protection.

Simon Baumfield

drone pilot/cinematographer

Simon is an award winning cinematographer with numerous drama and documentary credits. He brings his expertise in camera movement  to the role of drone pilot with Skyhook. As the original drone operator in New Zealand Simon has huge experience to draw from ranging from consulting for the NZ Government to piloting drones for feature films. Simon is outcome focused and able to work closely with you to achieve your production goals.

, New Zealand

Jess Charlton

drone pilot/gimbal op/cinematographer

Jess is a popular cinematographer with a growing body of drama and documentary credits,  she brings her expertise in framing and composition to her role of gimbal operator with Skyhook. Jess is also an accomplished drone pilot and has used her skills effectively on several documentary films, she is an ideal collaborator if you are considering using a drone in New Zealand.