XM2 Aerial

XM2 are experts in aerial cinematography for the film, TV and commercial industries.
Ausfilm Member since 2016

XM2 have significant experience working on feature films, documentaries, TV and TVCs worldwide. Their unique ability to purpose-build aircraft to carry heavy payloads including stabilised three camera arrays for VFX, large lens packages for intimate, artistic shots and expertise utilising these tools during any creative process. XM2’s experience ensures the execution of exceptional content creation, striving for the very best in aerial cinematography.

Constant technological developments combined with a deep understanding of on-set workflow creates a highly skilled, precise and efficient drone unit that is able to produce the creative vision of the Director and DOP in every corner of the globe. The in-house engineers are able to adapt and incorporate payloads onto aerial platforms, creating constant advancements in efficiency and capability. XM2 Aerial continues to demonstrate the ability to get the shot in the most technically, logistically and environmentally demanding locations around the world. This is achieved while applying thorough risk mitigation and a safety-first culture that meets and exceeds international standards.



Stephen Oh

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Aidan Kelly

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XM2 Sierra has changed the perception of what drones can achieve. Prior to the development of Sierra, drones could only carry smaller, stripped down camera packages. At the moment, full camera packages on cranes are generally limited to 70 feet while helicopters can only come down to 500 feet. The design, manufacture and operation of XM2 Sierra bridge this gap, matching most camera rigs used on cranes and helicopters and able to mimic the manoeuvres that they are able to perform.

XM2 Aerial are proud of their ability to capture long lens, intimate and artistic shots, proven on a number of recent feature films. Being involved early in planning allows XM2 to maximise the creativity and the range of option for the production. The development and integration of specialised equipment allows a fast turnaround from idea to development.

XM2 Aerial has an in-house research and development team that produces bespoke engineering solutions for a wide variety of applications. Custom camera mounting equipment, gimbal accessories, as well as aircraft components, are designed, manufactured and tested on a regular basis. The development carried out by XM2 Aerial is facilitated by on-set experience. Intimate knowledge of on-set workflow allows for the constant improvement of components and systems, thus improving efficiency.

  • Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Fast and Furious 9
  • Aquaman
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • Thor Ragnarok
  • Lion
  • Westworld S2 &3
  • Red Dog: True Blue