Aerial Video & Photography

A new perspective from the Big Sky

It’s difficult to not get breath-taking aerial footage in Montana. I’ve had the privilege of flying for dozens of clients including National Geographic, HBO, & several feature films. I’m insured and FAA Part 107 Certified and renewed. 

  • Project Real Sports
  • Episode Season 27 Episode 11 “Better Man”
  • Company HBO
  • Release 2021
  • Aerial Pilot John D. Nilles
  • Summary “Better Man” is a profile of Jeff Ament, the bassist of Pearl Jam. Jeff is building skateboarding parks around the state of Montana.

  • Project Montana Story
  • Directors Scott McGhee & David Siegel
  • Starring Haley Lu Richardsons & Owen Teague
  • Company Bleecker Street
  • Release 2022
  • Aerial Pilot John D. Nilles (aerial shots start at 1:38 in the trailer)
  • Summary Two estranged siblings return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved, confronting a deep and bitter family legacy against a mythic American backdrop.

  • Project Explorer TV Show
  • Episode Season 11 Episode 7
  • Company National Geographic Channel
  • Release 2018
  • Aerial Pilot John D. Nilles
  • Summary The “Grizzly Bears” segment examines the intersection of humans and bears in Montana.