Freedom Flight (Behind the Scenes)

Anthony Head (Artist)

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The making of film behind the creation of Celestial's Freedom Flight drone display for Art for Amnesty and Amnesty International France

Back in early 2021, Celestial was commissioned by Art for Amnesty to create a unique piece of drone art captured on film to celebrate Amnesty International’s 60th anniversary.

Fifty years previously, Pablo Picasso had drawn a Dove for Amnesty International. This inspired our creative team at Celestial to suggest that we recreate Picasso’s iconic symbol of freedom by assembling our drones in a formation that would see a giant 3D version of the bird flying around the world in a stunning display of hope and liberty.

And so the concept behind the Art for Amnesty ‘Freedom Flight’ film was born. The aim of the project was to use Celestial’s creative technology combined with immersive cinematic photography, music and poetry, to tell a profound story of connection and solidarity, inspiring new audiences to stand up for universal human rights.

We’re passionate about using our technology for good. To then work for Amnesty International, the largest independent human rights movement in the world, known for its strong ethical values, on such a highly original and creative concept was a dream project for the Celestial team.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYouTube
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2021


  • drone
  • drone display


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    Head, A., 28 May 2021

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

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