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Sara started her television career in 1981 assessing new programme potential with Richard Price Television Associates. She then spent two years representing portrait photographer Terry O'Neill and assisting his actress wife, Faye Dunaway. Prior to forming Helifilms in 1989, she worked at Chatsworth Television on a number of successful international television series, such as Channel 4's long-running "Treasure Hunt".

Sara has produced all of Helifilms productions, on which she has carried out all the usual duties of a producer as well as raising deficit finance through sponsorship, pre-sales to exhibitors, distribution deals and co-production partnerships

Sara is a founding officer of the European Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) which is an international trade association for all suppliers to museums, theme parks, visitor centres and planetaria, with over 600 member companies worldwide.


Jerry's eight years flying in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm culminated in his being awarded the Air Force Cross by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding gallantry in Search and Rescue.

In 1980 he left the Navy, channeled his flying into film work and rapidly earned the accolade of being one of the world's leading helicopter film pilots. Jerry's creative career began with designing the aerial action sequences on "James Bond" movies such as "View to a Kill". He went on to contribute sequences to over 300 TV and cinema commercials, 60 factual documentaries and many action scenes in a variety of feature films, leading eventually to the director's role in 1989 with the formation of Helifilms.

His experience directing live-action, "special format" films is second to none, and he still loves flying the helicopter on all Helifilms' aerial productions.

Mike has been an integral part of Helifilms since 1990. He began his career as an aircraft engineer with the Fleet Air Arm, maintaining catapult-launched Buccaneer bombers from the deck of HMS Ark Royal. He went on to work for Lord Hanson in a technical role before, in 1983, beginning his career on film projects.

Mike's skills in putting cameras on moving platforms are renowned. He has designed camera rigs for pretty well anything that moves; from helicopters to motor bikes, from jet aircraft to racing cars, from snowmobiles to power boats and from airships to jockeys!

His technical knowledge and abilities make him one of the most sought-after technical directors in his field, in this highly specialised world. His dual role as Technical Director and 1st Assistant Director contributes significantly to the concept of keeping the production crew small, versatile and mobile.

Mike has additionally been a consultant to the European Space Agency during three years of trials for the Cassini/Huygens NASA project to Saturn's moon, Titan and is now consultant to the BBC on their Planet Earth sequel.

Matt joined Helifilms in 2006 with his baptism by fire working on Melbourne's Commonwelath Games. Later that year, he ran the ICE aerial unit at Doha's Asian Games.

He started his career in advertising in the UK and since giving up global roaming to settle in Australia, has worked across feature films, live sports broadcasting, television and commercials.

He production managed the AFI nominated and Melbourne International Film Festival award-winning short film End of Town. Most recently, through Renegade Films, he also co-produced Jerrycan, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and an Australian Film Institute award for best short film.