Aerial Film Australia (AFA)

Specialising in rotor and fixed-wing aerial solutions, AFA creates high calibre visual imagery for globally renowned, award-winning productions.
Ausfilm Member since 2021

AFA’s proven track record has been shaped by bringing Australia’s most experienced teams to helicopter and fixed-wing filming, armed with cutting edge equipment and backed by in-depth knowledge and logistical expertise.

AFA maintains its cutting-edge position by most recently adding a high-speed film jet, to its inventory of locally housed aerial platforms. AFA’s 15 years of experience and proven track record give “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 enable us to quickly provide options to production, whether looking for a uniquely Australian aesthetic or transforming a location to mirror the appearance of another global location or even off-planet. Our in-depth knowledge of specialist locations across Australia also means we can cherry-pick, to add a powerfully unique aesthetic, from cityscapes to remote red desert or rugged, glistening emerald costal settings. Our location and logistics experience, enables us to access unique remote locations which are otherwise inaccessible by road.



Operations Manager
[email protected]
1300 544 330
+61 410 100 510

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From its inception, AFA has a philosophy of providing filmmakers, both in Australia and abroad, premium helicopter filming solutions. Head of the AFA team and Company founder is award-winning feature film producer/director Gregory Read. He 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 system the Shot Over F1 and K1. AFA’s head Aerial DP, Australian Academy nominated cinematographer Peter Beeh leads our 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.

  • Unbroken
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Lion
  • The Shallows
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Aquaman
  • Escape from Spiderhead