The Great Mountain Sheep Gather

Category: Film

Client: Windfall Pictures

Producer: BBC Four

This is a special one – Our director Chris Bates had the chance to team up as a freelancer with six other experienced aerial drone operators (an Avengers-level team created by Mike Foyle) on behalf of Johnny Shipley from Windfall Films to document the journey of farmers leading their flocks of sheep over the Lake District mountain pass. Each operator was running their drones at seperate locations at different times in order to fully document the whole journey the farmers take. It was a monumentous achievement and we are proud to celebrate Chris and the full aerial team’s success on this feature.

Oh, and did we mention that the film won a BAFTA this year? That’s right, the film won the award for the category: ‘Photography – Factual’. A huge congratulations to all the drone, camera, sound and post crew for their hard work!

Check out their acceptance speech – all filmed by drone of course!