We are the natural successor to fireworks. Using drones as pixels, we see the night sky as a giant 3D screen capable of unlimited digital possibilities.
Our immersive events, world-class films and cutting-edge technology represents a new frontier in the live event industry.
Our software translates live gestures of a human performer into the drone flock. Our drones can also mirror animal motion and react to music in real time. The result is breathtaking organic movement on an epic scale.
Our Techno-Organic systems connect audiences, performers and visuals, pushing the boundary of what’s possible with drone display technology.
We collaborate on visionary projects with pioneering brands. We’re green, we’re Covid-friendly and storytelling is our strength.
Celestial’s COO, Nick Kowalski, is a leading authority on drone software and hardware. With his desire to maintain Celestial’s position as pioneers of the drone display industry, Nick’s extensive experience as a large-scale events producer is invaluable. A seasoned drone pilot and engineer, Nick also spent many years developing a top secret, military-funded, ride-on drone bike.
The creative director at Celestial, John Hopkins is an award-winning filmmaker with two decades writing and directing high end TV commercials and feature films. At Celestial, John intends to bring the stars to life and unite people through a shared sense of wonder. His passion lies in combining our creative technology with nature to tell mind-blowing stories on a truly epic scale.
Celestial’s CEO, Tony started out as a lighting director before becoming a successful recording artist. Tony went on to be European Vice President at Sony Music, spearheading its new technology strategy. The creative use of technology has driven Tony’s career ever since. He is a serial entrepreneur and a technology evangelist. Not to mention a talented pilot, supervising Celestial’s stunning drone photography.
Dany’s 20 years of project management include global events for agency Jack Morton Worldwide, large-scale experiential productions, and her own successful private agency, Oasis Events. Dany effortlessly combines efficiency with a deep interest in the creative process, overseeing the delivery of Celestial projects with her infinite enthusiasm for Celestial’s exciting evolution.
Professor of 3D visualisation at the University of Dundee, Anthony Head leads the animation team at Celestial, translating artistic ideas into the intricate movements of hundreds of drones. Anthony’s remarkable blend of creativity and technical knowledge is behind the unique algorithms that allow our drone flocks to move in extraordinary, organic patterns.
An expert in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality our CTO, Ossian Whiley, is at the cutting edge of motion capture, one of the key components in Celestial’s technical arsenal. An assured team leader, Oss supervises our software development efforts. The immersive systems allowing collaboration and interaction between Celestial drones and performers, audiences and apps, are also managed by Oss.
Antony Burry is a gifted innovator with the ability to look at the technical world of coding with unique perspective. He developed ground-breaking interactive lighting solutions for Coldplay’s last tour, with his xylo-band bracelets used with audiences of more than 50,000 people at a time. We’re proud to have someone who can deliver such creative innovation, under pressure, on the Celestial team.
Julie Rands has over 30 years experience working in the creative, design and event industries. Within Celestial, Julie supports across all departments needed to create our stunning drone productions. Brimming with positive energy, Julie expertly manages our central communication systems including at our office and workshop locations.
Kit Wardle has vast experience in the entertainment and renewable energy industries, having worked in artist management prior to becoming MD of a solar energy company for a decade. Following a period managing global bookings for Arcadia Spectacular, Kit now heads up the business development team at Celestial, looking at new opportunities for pioneering drone activations across the world.
With over 20 years experience in administrative, secretarial and PA roles, Julie Balhachet forms part of the backbone of Celestial, supporting the business in finance and admin. Julie has worked in a wide range of sectors including events, TV production and sport and we are delighted she is a crucial part of this creative and forward-thinking team.
If you have any questions or want to enquire about our drone displays then you can leave a message and our team will get in touch. Alternatively do get in touch with the team on +44 (0)1225 292122.