Celestial: Winners of Best Drone Show Storytelling 2022

4th January, 2023

Celestial’s SKY SONG, the world’s first feature-length drone art show, won ‘Best Drone Show Storytelling’ at the 3rd International Drone Show Competition, initiated by SPH Engineering’s Drone Show Software (DSS).

31 countries sent participants to compete for the chance to go to the final in the International Drone Show Competition and win in one of 5 categories. 

An international jury made up of media industry members, drone enterprises, creative and design agencies, and experienced high-tech entrepreneurs evaluated applications from operators of drone shows, event companies, firework enthusiasts, 3D animators, and other professionals involved in the drone show industry.

Celestial won the new category, Best Drone Show Storytelling, with SKY SONG at the International Drone Show Competition. 

John Hopkins, Founder and CCO of Celestial, says:

“So thrilled to win another award for Sky Song this year. The whole team deserves huge credit. A very tough job to deliver, but the astonishing reaction to the show has been so heartening.”

This ground-breaking collaboration was commissioned by Heather Croall, Director of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  The production makes use of holographic projector screens, show lighting, and swarm drones.

Click here to watch SKY SONG.

“Sky Song isn’t simply a technological spectacle; it is a poignant and spiritual experience that is celebrated, equally, for its cultural significance… a stunning show, and all it asks of audiences is that you rug up, take a seat in front of the fire – created by virtual drones and the warm sound of crackling embers – and listen to the voices and stories that are so often silenced.” – InDaily’s five-star review of Sky Song.

Click here to read more about the incredible International Drone Show Competition.