The TV & Film industry is growing massively in the UK. Skydiving, parachuting, BASE jumping, speed flying and wind tunnel flying are all in high demand. However, the UK support for this industry makes it very difficult for production companies to justify using British Skydivers and British Drop Zones.
Join Allan Hewitt and Ray Armstrong in this seminar as they explain that with some good planning, we could change this, and the potential marketing with the media coverage could be massive.
If you’re interested in working in the film industry as a skydiver, rigger or camera flyer, then this presentation will provide the information you need.
About the Speaker
Allan is a TV & Film Skydiving Coordinator, instructor and rigging examiner, with British, Dutch and American qualifications.
He has been designing, manufacturing and testing parachute equipment for sport parachuting, military parachuting and the TV and Film industry since 1991. As a member of The Red Devils Parachute Display Team, Alan went on to become a British National champion in CF sequential.
Allan’s long list of film credits includes the Mission Impossible franchise, in Mission Impossible Fallout he got to jump with Tom Cruise from 25,000ft out the back of a C17. Other films include The Kingsman, Black Widow and several Bond films.
Ray has been involved in Air Sports and Skydiving since he was 13 when he started Parascending, becoming a Parascending Instructor when he was 14. After completing 700 flights including piloting 300+ tandem flights, Ray then did his first parachute jump on his 16th birthday on 11th September 1982. Ray then joined the British Army at 16, qualifying as a Parachute Regiment Soldier in 1983.
In 1985 Ray joined The Red Devils Freefall Team specialising in Canopy Formation and Rigging. Ray has completed over 6000 skydives including Low-Level Military Static Line, HALO, BASE, AFF Instruction, Tandem Instruction, Wing Suiting, Canopy Formation, Water Jumps, Night Jumps, Stunts and Displays. Jumping from Fixed Wing Aircraft, Jets, Biplanes, Helicopters both small and large, Balloons, and Cliffs.
Ray’s impressive film credits include the Mission Impossible franchise, Black Widow, Strike Back 8, Blindspot and James Bond Spectre.