Alexa Mini RAW

    We own an ALEXA MINI which means that we know it inside and out. We’re ARRI certified and have hours of flight time with our premium package - the ALTA 8, MoVI Pro and Alexa Mini. Perfect aerial footage in the harshest of conditions.

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  • 50mp Aerial Photography

    Creative Vision

  • Need more for less?

    Inspire 2



  • CAA CAOSC approved

    Licensed for congested areas


Upper Cut Productions Ltd is a leading provider of drone aerial filming and photography in the UK with over 10 years experience. If you’re looking for a creative, reliable and perfectionist drone crew to work with, you’ve landed at the right place. Scroll down for some key facts about how we work.

Tel: 0115 924 2646

Drone Filming & Photography

Drone Filming & Photography

CAA CAOSC approved - an exclusive higher-level authorisation that permits flying drones in congested cities, with less restrictions, we have experience flying in France, Germany and many other countries.

Immersive 3D Virtual Tours

Immersive 3D Virtual Tours

Our 3D Virtual Tours digitally recreate spaces and transform them into mind-blowing 3D virtual environments. The resulting tour experience is slick, intuitive, extremely realistic. The next generation of interactivity.

Tracking Shots

Tracking Shots

We differentiate from other production companies by offering creative solutions using the latest technology. Explore more about our customised Segway for smooth tracking / dolly shots in combination with the MoVI Pro and Alexa Mini to deliver high production value shots.

Aerial 360 Imagery

Aerial 360 Imagery

High quality aerial 360º imagery, interactive 360° panoramas, and panoramic photography for print or online marketing. With over 12 years expertise in the production of virtual tours and panoramic photography.



Covering all genres of work from landscape and commercial marketing, to sports and portraiture - we use the almighty Canon 5Ds camera both on our drones and on the ground. Our crew have passionately been taking stills photographs for over 15 years – experience is everything.

Time Lapse Photography

Time Lapse Photography

Have you got a long-term construction project that needs to be captured? We'll install weather proofed, computer-controlled DSLR cameras in the best locations to get the best footage for your project. Log in through our secure server to check live imagery and share with your clients or contractors.

Meet The Team


Chris Wilkinson

Director - Pilot


Lydia Green

Customer Development Manager

James Markwick

Camera Operator - Pilot

Isabelle Owens

Production Assistant


Jordan Brooks

Operations Manager - Pilot

Adam Browne

Line Producer / Misfits

From car boot to launch was extremely quick and once airborne the quality and steadiness of picture remarkable. Thanks for a very successful shoot!

Stephen Anderson

Director / Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams

It's so easy to conduct our high level surveys with the HeliCam and pole equipment because the cameras can be positioned anywhere we need, with precision.

Brett Wilson

Production Manager / Bad Education The Movie

From the initial enquiry to filming on location in Cornwall and Pembroke, the guys from Upper Cut were very reliable and the footage was solid.

Claire Simpson

Series Producer / Trauma Doctors

We are so impressed with the aerial and Movi footage that Upper Cut filmed for the new series of Trauma Doctors in London – professional and creative, highly recommended.

Paul Dale

1st AD / Fungus The Bogeyman and Agatha Raisen

I’ve worked with these guys a couple of times… they were really quick and knew their stuff which was essential with our hectic shooting schedule

Over 10 years experience

Over 10 years experience

Established in 2004, you can be confident in our abilities. Some recent production credits include ‘Broadchurch III’, ‘Grantchester’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Safe House II’ and ‘Bad Education, The Movie‘.

OSC Approved

OSC Approved

We have an exclusive Operating Safety Case approval by the CAA to fly our drones in congested areas, such as central London and Manchester, with fewer restrictions.

BBC Approved & ARRI Certified

BBC Approved & ARRI Certified

We are BBC Approved drone operators & ARRI Certified on the Alexa Mini camera.

Flight Planning

Flight Planning

We have a dedicated flight-planning team and good relationships with all the major Air Traffic Controllers around the UK so that we can work quickly to organise your aerial shoot.

Drone Fleet

Drone Fleet

We have 6 drones varying in size and specification from the enormous ALTA 8 to the nimble, but extremely powerful, Inspire 2 with X7 camera. We’ll help you choose which one is right for your project.



We own the incredible ALEXA Mini camera, and know it inside out. Pair it with our MoVI Pro and ALTA 8 drone for the ultimate aerial filming package.

Technology & Crew

Technology & Crew

We use the latest technology and have a growing team of creative and talented crew. We are all excitable, enthusiastic and passionate workers… no challenge is too big.

We hire kit

We hire kit

We offer amazing rates on our kit - Freefly MoVI M5, M10 and MoVI Pro camera gimbals, Segway tracking vehicle, HD downlinks, Follow Focus, ALEXA MINI and much more...


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