I set up ASCENT FILMWORKS because I’ve always had a passion for all things aviation related and a keen interest in cinematography and camera work from an early age, so bringing them together using drones felt like a great way to pair the two.

Having studied film making, videography and photography plus many years experience building & piloting remote control rotor craft, acquiring my permission for commercial drone operations from the Civil Aviation Authority was the next natural step in the process.

Despite being a relatively new venture, I have had the privilege of working alongside some reputable companies and talented individuals. This exposure has helped me to feel just as comfortable fitting in with a larger crew as i do working on smaller projects in remote locations.

Kavan Lavrih (founder ASCENT FILMWORKS)


Our Crew

Our regular crew members are all experienced free lancers working within the TV/ film / filmmaking industry.



We are located in Lightwater, Surrey, UK (just off Jct 3 M3) and can travel anywhere in the UK or abroad depending on the project requirements.




“Thanks Kavan, really appreciate your help and expertise on and off the shoot”

John Williams (Director), The Soho Editors

“Good fun working with you! All the best for your drone adventures and hopefully we can shoot together again soon!”

Chase Armitage (cast lead), 3 Run

“Pleasure to meet you , fingers crossed we get to work with you again in the near future”

Chris Lodge (cast lead), 3 Run

“Great footage! really professional”

Sarah Thomson

“Thanks so much for all your assistance”

“Love it! some incredible shots”

Tom Robins (film maker), Tom Robins Films

“Thank you for all your help and hard work ”

TSE production crew, The Soho Editors

“What a beautiful job you have done, I had some tears watching it.

Thank you so much for everything.”

Karen (Groom's mum), Micheal and Yini wedding


we didn’t expect you guys to be there for the whole day! What an excellent service”

“We love the video it’s great.”

Michael (Groom), Michael and Yini wedding
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