Lewis Whyld is a journalist and drone operator with CNN International. He has covered global news including the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Gaza, the Egyptian Revolution, the migrant crisis, terror attacks in London and Brussels and the London riots. He was one of the first to use a drone in a major humanitarian disaster in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and again after the earthquake in Nepal
Emma Boswell is co founder of The Helicopter Girls, one of the first UAV film companies licensed to operate in the UK. Together with Katya Nelhams-Wright, both former documentary producer directors, the duo have been building and flying drones since 2011. Their flight teams now work across factual, drama and feature films with credits such as Teens C4, Detectorists BBC 4; All Aboard! The Canal Trip BBC 4 and Mission Impossible 5.
Javed Khan is a British actor based in London. His many TV credits include: Adha Cup (Channel 4), Hotel Babylon 3, Holby Blue and Film credits: 7 Welcome to London, Pack of Pain (Award Winner at Phoenix Comicon ‘Best Action Film’), Musafir (Nominated ‘Best UK Short’ at Raindance), Two Dosas (Award Winner at Aspen Shortfest ‘Best Comedy’), Romeo Vs Juliet, Rustom, My Beautiful White Skin and Tehzeeb (Award Winner at Royal Television Society for ‘Best Drama’).
BAFTA nominated, 16 year veteran RTS and Broadcast Award winning director in the TV industry. Currently working as a Series Producer / Director and has spent thousands of hours behind a camera. ‘I’ve been privileged to work with and learn from some extremely talented camera DoPs’
After achieving two masters in motorsports and mechanical engineering, Andre spent three years in the design and development department of Gripple, a large multinational innovation and manufacturing company based in Sheffield.
Andre’s desire for flying drones and other innovative inventions was too much and he eventually set up his own professional drone company after becoming a qualified pilot. His industry knowledge and passion for helping the professional drone industry as a whole, has been one of the key driving forces behind Airstoc.
With over 10 years experience in CG and VFX supervision, he is currently Head of CG for Integrated Advertising at Framestore London. He has led many award winning projects, from Chemical Brothers music videos to recreating a CG Audrey Hepburn for Galaxy chocolate in 2013. Most recently he worked on the title sequence for the 2015 Bond film, Spectre.