_D4A9303Property company Peel has appointed a new Liverpool business to create aerial films of its Liverpool Waters development site.

The company recruited IronBird, which was set up just a year ago, to film the site using remotely piloted aircraft, sometimes referred to as drones.

The film is to be used by Peel as part of its marketing campaign to attract developers and investors for the landmark site.

Baltic Triangle-based Ironbird was set up by former TV cameramen Alec Caton and Rob Tilly.
During the first year its been commissioned for complex aerial filming projects by the BBC, Channel 4, Universal and Red Productions across children’s TV, drama and movies. Among their credits is the hit TV sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys.

In the construction and development sector the company has won work from Balfour Beatty and Carillion as well as Peel.

Caton, said: “We’re finding that there is a real market for our technology and expertise in the development and property sector, not just for marketing purposes but also in order that surveyors and others can examine in detail buildings or sites which might otherwise be inaccessible.

“This can save thousands of pounds in costs such as scaffolding.”

Tilly added: “Aerial cinematography is a highly sought-after service. It requires very specific skills and qualifications, plus highly specialised equipment.”

Tilly and Caton are both qualified by the Civil Aviation Authority to fly unmanned aircraft in the UK and Europe.

They met while working together as cameramen on Lime Pictures’ Hollyoaks and Nickelodeon’s production House of Anubis.