Lightcraft is a subsidiary of Aether Films. Founded in 2013 as a full-service production company, Aether began at the dawn of drone use in cinema.  We leveraged our collective storytelling and technical backgrounds to experiment with aerial platforms in order to capture some of our favorite sports as well as narrative projects for a variety of clients. As our pursuit evolved, we launched Lightcraft, a top tier provider of drone systems and other camera movement platforms. In January of 2022, Lightcraft merged operations with Astraeus Aerial, one of the 5 original UAS operators in the US sanctioned by the FAA for cinema drone operations. The two companies share a common vision and legacy for the provision of aerial cinematography services. The merger brings enhanced capabilities and resources to both operations. We are a preferred vendor for the major studios and production services worldwide.


Chad Daring, COO
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Hal Winer, Dir. of Operations
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Katianna Lee, Prod. Coordinator
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