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John Hopkins - 07 Jan 2021


I am a film director by trade (TV commercials/features) and this is my brand new venture - let me know if it’s ok….

I recently launched Celestial - - the world’s only drone display company that combines advanced technology with breathtaking organic performance. We are a creative collective of award-winning film makers, musicians, developers and above all, storytellers. At our heart, we believe a shared sense of wonder can be used to unite humankind.

Our pioneering Skytheatre displays are a dynamic, safe and green alternative to carbon-intensive fireworks. We see the night sky as an epic 3D screen capable of unlimited possibilities and our immersive, interactive, covid-friendly shows represent a new frontier in the live event industry.

Celestial's first commission has been a ground-breaking event for EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY 2020. Inspired by the verse of Scottish Poet Laureate Jackie Kay, Celestial designed and filmed three spectacular drone shows in the Scottish Highlands and Edinburgh. Using 150 drones, our technical team delivered multiple displays in extreme locations. And Celestial's creatives worked alongside production partners Underbelly, visual artist Gary Wilson and cult band Niteworks to take our audience on a magical journey across Scotland in a trilogy of innovative films. Despite the challenges of Covid, we are proud to have created an epic message of hope for Scotland and beyond.




Steve Hoare

Lovely. I'm not sure Lewes is ready for this innovation yet but bring it on.