Profly Cinema is a provider of high-end drone solutions tailored specifically for the film, media, and television industry. Established by world class pilots, Ben Mortensen and Rudi Browning, the company brings together a unique combination of expertise and creativity to each project. Their exceptional piloting abilities and extensive film experience have rapidly earned them a reputation for delivering outstanding results.
Profly Cinema offers a comprehensive range of drone services, featuring state-of-the-art platforms such as the Inspire 3, Cinema FPV, Gimbal FPV, and GoPro FPV to list a few. Moreover, Profly Cinema holds various special exemptions granted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), enabling our pilots to legally operate FPV drones, conduct Extended Visual Line of Sight operations, and fly in Close Proximity to talent.
Profly Cinema understands that creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere on set is just as important as capturing captivating footage. Our pilots prioritize both, guaranteeing exceptional results while fostering a fun and collaborative environment for everyone involved.
Profly Cinema is headlined by three of Australia's most talented drone pilots. Ben, Rudi and Thomas were part of Australia's most successful drone racing team which won the FAI World Championship in 2018. They have now built on that foundation of teamwork to bring their dynamic piloting skills to the film industry.
Co-Founder & Pilot
Ben Mortensen is a highly accomplished drone pilot and a co-founding partner at Profly Cinema. He also serves as the company's Chief Remote Pilot and played a pivotal role in developing and implementing the company's specialised CASA exemptions.
During his drone career, he proudly represented Australia on multiple occasions, most notably earning a Gold Medal for Australia at the 2018 FAI World Drone Championship Team Event, alongside Rudi and Thomas. Additionally, he spent a year racing throughout Europe as part of the Drone Champions League (DCL) with teammate and now business partner, Rudi.
Ben's focus has been firmly in the aerial film and media industry for a number of years now. He has an eye for detail, creative mindset, and a passion for filmmaking. His piloting skills have provided him with an innate ability to remain calm and composed even in high-pressure situations.
Co-Founder & Pilot
Rudi Browning is a co-founding partner at Profly Cinema, a highly skilled drone pilot, and passionate filmmaker. Rudi has gained much attention and built a reputation in the film industry for his ability to capture some of the most iconic and inspiring FPV drone shots in Australia. He has helped change the landscape of the industry and demonstrated how drones can be used to capture unique and engaging perspectives.
In 2018, Rudi achieved an individual Gold World Title at the FAI Drone World Championship and was also a member of the Australian World Championship Winning Team, along with other Profly Pilots, Ben and Thomas.
Although having transitioned from racing to focus on filmmaking over the past several years, his racing career placed him in a unique position, acquiring skills that now contribute to his highly capable piloting ability for drones in the film industry.
Pilot & Engineer
Thomas Bitmatta has joined the Profly Cinema Team as one of the company's three core World Class pilots. His name is synonymous in the FPV scene globally. Thomas is one of the most respected and decorated drone racing pilots in the world, having won countless Australian championships and open World Championships and is still active in the racing scene.
Not only is he a highly skilled pilot, Thomas has engineered his very own line of high performance drone motors which T-Motor manufactures and distributes globally. Thomas also designs and manufactures his own line of drone frames in-house, which forms part of his BMS Racing Line.
His engineering and technical background ensures Profly's drones fly to their optimal performance through debugging and tuning flight characteristics for smooth yet powerful flight capabilities.
Drone Technician & Camera Assistant
Scott is a talented mechatronic engineer and serves as Profly's drone technician and one of our in-house engineers. As a valued member of Profly Cinema's team, Scott custom designs and builds some of our most bespoke drone setups with specialised payloads, ensuring we have the right drone for the job.
By manufacturing and assembling locally, Profly Cinema keeps on top of emerging trends with rapid development times.
Scott is also an experienced camera operator and assistant, whom you will often see on set with the Profly Team.
Scott remains heavily involved in the FPV scene in Australia and is the owner of Go Fast Drones.
Engineer & Drone Assistant
Paul has dedicated four decades of involvement in Aero Modelling, and he has been actively engaged with drones since 2011. Throughout his extensive aerospace career spanning over 20 years, he has gained valuable experience working with reputable organisations such as Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation through to working as a Design Engineer for the 787 program with Boeing.
With a deep passion for Drone Cinematics and Drone Racing, Paul shares this enthusiasm with his son Thomas Bitmatta (National and World Champion Drone Racer). Leveraging his strong engineering background, he brings his expertise to the development of drones for both cinematic purposes and racing.
Business Development Manager
Craig serves as Profly's Business Development Manager in a consulting role and provides comprehensive back office support. With an extensive engagement in the drone industry spanning more than seven years, Craig has been closely monitoring emerging markets and trends within the rapidly evolving drone and film industry.
Equipped with a Bachelor of Information Technology, Craig brings over three decades of experience in business management and marketing to the team, boasting a proven track record of establishing and nurturing successful national enterprises from start-ups.