Aerial Film Australia (AFA)

Fully Australian-owned and operated helicopter and high-speed Jet camera solutions. AFA creates high calibre visual imagery for globally renowned, award-winning productions.
Ausfilm Member since 2021

AFA represents the country’s most experienced helicopter and fixed-wing filming teams, with state-of-the-art equipment, backed by in-depth knowledge and logistical expertise.

Their advanced Australian-based aerial cinema camera platforms operate on a range of helicopters and a high-speed L39 Jet.

With 15 years of constant innovation and creative experience, AFA’s proven track record will deliver “peace of mind” to productions. Our team is available to collaborate during pre-production, to assist in tailoring solutions for any size production’s individual requirements.

AFA’s in-depth knowledge of locations region-wide enables them to provide production options quickly – whether the need is for a uniquely Australian aesthetic, a stand-in for an alternate global location, or even off-planet!

Aerial Film Australia’s in-depth knowledge of specialist locations across the country will deliver to productions a powerful and unique aerial perspective – from cityscapes to remote red desert or rugged, glistening emerald coastal settings. The team’s location and logistics experience also allows them to access unique, remote locations otherwise inaccessible by road.



Operations Manager
1300 544 330
+61 410 100 510

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From its inception, AFA has had a philosophy of providing filmmakers, both in Australia and abroad, with premium helicopter filming solutions. The head of the AFA team and Company founder is award-winning feature film producer/director Gregory Read, who established the company, 15 years ago to provide a global calibre aerial film service to the Australian film industry. Initially, he collaborated with Californian, Nelson Tyler a three-time ACADEMY AWARD® winning engineer to establish AFA as the regional office of TYLER mounts (USA).

From these beginnings, AFA became one of the first aerial companies in the world to own and operate the ACADEMY AWARD® winning aerial camera systems the Shot Over F1 and K1. AFA’s head Aerial DP, Australian Academy nominated cinematographer Peter Beeh leads their specialist crew and helicopter film pilots across the far reaches of the Australasian region, with helicopters and aircraft engineers housed across the nation for speedy and cost-effective access.

  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
  • Ticket to Paradise
  • Spiderhead
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Aquaman
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Unbroken
  • The Shallows
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales