Ellie is an experienced, fully qualified drone pilot for film and stills, specialising in extreme environment filming - from jungles to oceans and coastlines. She believes in the unique power of the aerial perspective to enhance and alter viewpoints of the beauty of the planet, and our impact on it. Her work to date highlights changing landscapes under the human influences of agriculture, pollution and development, as well as examples of positive recovery arising from conservation efforts and sustainable tourism.
Examples of Ellie's Drone Work
The Plastic Tide
A revolutionary project using drone technology to map plastic pollution along 4,500miles of Britain's shorelines.
The SAFE Project
A unique conservation project in the heart of the deforestation zone in Northern Borneo, where science meets the big business of palm oil.
An adventure travel company with a true Canadian heart - using local expertise to create the most unique, specialist and authentic experiences.
Promoting sustainable travel to the natural beauty of Scotland's beaches
Epsom College Malaysia
Capturing aerial views of the completed new international school site
Bellochantuy Historic Site
Archaeological Survey of historic churchyard grave sites
Aerial shots of fiction film characters to enhance cinematographic structure of narrative film
Los Angeles Luxe
Showcasing the lesser known destinations of California's millionaire playground
UK Power Stations
Aerial Surveys of Restricted Sites - power stations, wind turbines and cooling towers
Onshore filming of historic military defence site in Scotland
Aerial photography for Real Estate agencies, US and UK
New York Film Festival
The opening morning of the 2016 New York Film Festival
Profile: Nicolas Rakotopare
Narrative profile of a prominent wildlife photographer in the jungles of SE Asia
West coast, Wales
Coastal Erosion Survey of at-risk UK coastal regions
Harbour Sailing, Manhatten
New York skyline filming for sailing charter marketing
Ellie is a fully qualified international drone pilot, with full CAA and FAA permissions, RPAS license and permit, and £5 million Premium Worldwide Public Liability Insurance. As a result of her skill and experience filming in difficult conditions, she has been commissioned to fly in restricted sites such as National Trust property, Crown Estate property, and sites of Special Scientific Interest. Her aerial footage has been featured in news stories and viral videos on social media as well as in exhibitions in London and Toronto.
Ellie is available as freelance drone pilot for the following:
- Narrative film (follow shots, action shots, cinematography)
- Landscapes stills or film
- Scientific surveys and data collection
- Aerial surveys of buildings, infrastructure and agricultural property
- Real Estate surveys, photography and film
- Archaeological surveys
- Marketing and tourism
- Events (including sports, parties and weddings)
Please get in touch with Ellie using the contact form to enquire about commercial drone work or to request Ellie's video showreel.