UK Based XBlades Media House has boosted its roster by signing Benoit Finck and Gabriel Kocher.

Having worked in advertising with clients such as Air France, Mercedes, Tag Heur and P&G, Finck is now an award winning FPV (First Person View) creative. Some of the brands Finck has created unique and ground breaking visuals for include Adidas, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Red Bull and Louboutin.

Richard De Aragues, CEO and founder of XBlades Media House said “We are absolutely delighted Benoit has joined XBM as he is a world class pioneer in this dynamic craft of Cinematic FPV”.

Also joining Finck at XBlades Media House is Gabriel Kocher. Kocher is a champion Drone Racing Pilot having raced internationally in the Drone Racing League (DRL) for the past 5 years and winner of multiple Canadian National Championships. Also known as “Gab 707”, Gabriel has worked in the sports and film industry with his work being nominated 3 times at the New York and Los Angeles drone film festivals. He’s most renowned for his work on National Geographic’s Hostile Planet hosted by Bear Grylls, which received 3 Emmy Nominations as well as Apple TV’s Tiny Worlds narrated by Paul Rudd.

Recently, he developed a long-range waterproof custom FPV Drone specifically for the 2021 Red Bull Snowboarding Event Natural Selection. This innovation created an immersive video game-like, third-person angle of the riders descending the course broadcast live in HD.

Richard de Aragues, CEO and Founder said “We are immensely proud to have Gabriel join us. Having this award-winning talent at XBlades Media House places us in the Premier League of FPV cinematography”.

XBlades Media House is an award-winning creative hub that specialises in First Person View (FPV) drone filming for the creative and production industry. 

The XBlades Group was founded in 2015 just as drone technology was beginning to thrive when De Aragues, an acclaimed film director was captivated by the capabilities of drones through his work. De Aragues has created a brand that has not only become multiple World Drone Racing Champions but pioneered Cinematic FPV filming.