SHOTOVER is how film takes flight

Born from an obsession with flying, filmmaking and broadcasting, SHOTOVER was developed by the most respected engineers, pilots, and cinematographers in the industry. Their single-minded goal was to integrate the ultimate stability, versatility and ease of use.

Regularly utilized on blockbuster motion pictures as well as for documentaries, high-profile sporting events, broadcast television and industrial survey, SHOTOVER systems can be mounted on helicopters, ground vehicles, watercraft and almost anything that moves. The SHOTOVER product line includes five gyro-stabilized camera systems ranging in size for use on almost any moving platform. The flagship SHOTOVER K1 was developed for the motion picture industry, the more compact F1 for the TV and commercial production industries, the M1 for the Electronic News Gathering Market (ENG), the G1 for live broadcast and drone applications, and the ultra-compact B1, developed for a wide range of applications including industrial survey and surveillance.

SHOTOVER has gained rapid adoption across numerous industries thanks to a number of pioneering firsts. These include a fully modular system design, which allows operators to easily utilize multiple camera and lens combinations in the course of a shoot. Additionally, SHOTOVER systems are the first and only motion picture grade aerial option with no ITAR restrictions, enabling them to be shipped around the world without requiring U.S. State Department approval.

The Crew

How do you measure expertise?

Even the best equipment is only as good as the people behind it. SHOTOVER is backstopped by the most respected engineers, pilots and technicians in the industry.

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Tom Churchill
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Churchill

Chief Executive Officer

Tom is the CEO of SHOTOVER Systems, which was created in August 2020 as the result of a merger between Churchill Navigation and SHOTOVER Camera Systems.  He has over 30 years of high technology experience, with much of that in the internet, software and mapping space.  When not at work, Tom can frequently be found hiking in the Colorado mountains.

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Brad Hurndell
General Manager

Brad Hurndell

General Manager

Brad has played a key role at SHOTOVER Camera Systems since its 2009 launch with experience in all aspects of R&D, business development and manufacturing. Brad is an accomplished aircraft engineer, previously serving as an aircraft technician for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with honors from the University of Canterbury.

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Charles Dowson-Park
Worldwide Service & Support Manager

Charles Dowson-Park

Worldwide Service & Support Manager

Charlie leads SHOTOVER customer service throughout the world, working closely with our customers and authorized service providers to ensure we deliver the ultimate customer experience. Charlie has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Swansea Metropolitan University where he studied Automotive Engineering and specialized in Motorsport Engineering & Design. He has over eight years of experience working in service and support for Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, including leading their Service team based at the Williams F1 factory.

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Gordon Barry
VP Gimbal Sales

Gordon Barry

VP Gimbal Sales

Gordon leads the International Sales Team and oversees customer relationships ensuring the best experience as they join the SHOTOVER family. With an almost 20 year career at Canon New Zealand and the last six as National Manager of Professional Imaging, he has a deep understanding of the varied client requirements within the imaging industry, often involving a bespoke approach to delivering solutions specific to their needs.

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Allison Rakun
VP Marketing

Allison Rakun

VP Marketing

Allison leads marketing, social media and trade show activities for SHOTOVER globally. She previously worked at the PR firms SSA Public Relations and Carl Samrock Public Relations. Allison holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California Lutheran University.

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Mike Hancox
Chief Pilot and Lead Assembly Technician

Mike Hancox

Chief Pilot and Lead Assembly Technician

Mike is an experienced engineer and pilot who served for six years as an aircraft engineer in the Royal New Zealand Airforce.  He has also held commercial engineering positions with Air New Zealand, Thomas Cook Airlines and the UK military among others.  Mike’s aviation background encompasses professional work flying heavy lift multirotor UAVs on shoots ranging from TV commercials to Red Bull sporting events

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Nick Sprague
North American Service & Support Manager

Nick Sprague

North American Service & Support Manager

Nick oversees operations at SHOTOVER’s U.S. Service Center in Los Angeles where the company provides maintenance, repair and training services. With over 19 years of experience ranging from Jib Operator and ENG Photographer for WNAC, WFXT, and WNYW, to Aerial Field Technician and Aerial Operator for Pictorvision with Cineflex, Wescam, and Eclipse camera systems, Nick has worked on multiple high profile films, television shows and commercials. Some of Nick's credits include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spectre, True Detective, Furious 7, The Walk, Ted 2, Dr. Strange, Sense 8, and many more. 

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Azriel Mohammed
European Service & Support Manager

Azriel Mohammed

European Service & Support Manager

Azriel provides service and support for the SHOTOVER line of products at the company’s New Zealand manufacturing facility.  He has broad experience servicing advanced hardware, software and communications technologies in a diverse range of industries.  Azriel previously held technical positions at Peacock Brothers, Siemens and Cabling Products and Design Ltd.

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Victor Lee
Sales Manager

Victor Lee

Sales Manager

Victor has an extensive background in sales, marketing, and public speaking and has over two decades of experience in a broad range of markets from international business to the industrial rotating machinery industry. Having a passion for aviation, camera movement, and innovation, Victor has pushed the boundaries of camera stabilization for commercial, educational and feature film work.  He is an advisor, educator and advocate for the flourishing commercial drone and camera stabilization sector; providing solutions to WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, IMAX CORP., MARVEL STUDIOS and RED STUDIOS.

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Angus Small
Supply Chain Manager

Angus Small

Supply Chain Manager

Angus is a logistics and supply chain expert who manages sourcing, procurement and supplier relationships for SHOTOVER.  He previously served as operations manager at Real Journeys, one of New Zealand’s most established tourism companies and has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Vietnam and the UK.  Angus holds a B.S. and M.S. with distinction from the University of Otago and is the recipient of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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Tara Newport
Finance Manager

Tara Newport

Finance Manager

Tara is responsible for tracking and reporting of all company’s financial activities and works at the New Zealand headquarters. She has over 15 years of experience, working as the New Zealand Finance Manager for several multinational companies - notably the MSN NZ, and Brightpoint NZ. Tara is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree with a major in Accountancy from Massey University. 

Careers

Join our Crew

As we continue to expand, we are always looking for excellent individuals to join our highly professional team. Please contact us at info@shotover.com to learn more about the current opportunities available.