Craig Parry


Odyssey Productions Pty Ltd

Professional heavy lift drone pilot and underwater motion / photographer.


Telephone 0417 675 923
Mobile 0417 675 923
Address 7/8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay


Global Sony imaging ambassador Craig Parry is an international, multi award winning nature photographer/cinema photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Specialising in marine and aerial production, Craig has worked with drones now for the past 5 years and has over 700 hours flying. Craig is certified to fly heavy lift drones up to 25 Kg and is fully insured and accredited. Craig uses the latest drone and camera technology.
Equipment :

- DJI Inspire 2 w/ X5s camera RAW DNG - PRORES, blends perfect with ARRI Alexa.
- Sony A7RIII + Water housing
- Current Drone/underwater filming/photography permit for close proximity for any cetacean in Australian Commonwealth waters (15 meters )

Career Highlights

* My aerial work with Qantas was played on rotation throughout Time Square (New York) for 1 month in 2016. To see my footage played on this scale is a definite career highlight.

* Filming an entire Land Rover TVC as drone and main camera operator. Working as an integral part of the small team and switching between the two roles to play a key role in delivering an outstanding final product was something I am very proud of.

* One of my most exhilarating moments as a water cameraman was filming a 15 foot Tiger shark without a cage for Discovery Channel USA in 2015. It was physically, mentally and technically challenging and we captured the sequence perfectly.

* Working with Chris Hemsworth and team on his latest project as main drone operator in 2018.

* Sony global imaging ambassador in 2016 - present

* Obtaining a five year close drone/underwater close proximity filming within 15 meters for all Cetaceans in Australian Commonwealth Waters ( 2018-2023 )

Production Credits

Productions include:

Tethered Alaska (2014) - Discovery Channel - Drone Operator
Pacific Warrior's Hawaii (2015) - Discovery Channel - Drone Operator and Water Cameraman
Flight Centre Australia (2015-2016) - Director, Producer, Drone Operator and Water Cameraman
Hawaii Tourism Big Island Feature (2016) - Drone Operator and Water Cameraman
Qantas Inflight, Promotional Series (2016) - Drone Operator
Tag Heuer, Online Feature (2016) - Drone Operator
Land Rover Australia TVC (2017) - Drone Operator and Steady Cam Operator
GAP USA Australian summer (2018) catalog - Drone operator - photographer
Chris Hemsworth new phone app (2018 ) - Drone operator


Age 35-44 years old
Indigenous No
Membership Type Professional