A director working on the television show “Dangerous Flights” was killed in a plane crash during a location shoot for the TV series “Dangerous Flights,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
John Driftmier, 30, a Canadian TV director and cinematographer known for his work on documentaries shot in locations including the Amazon and the Arctic, died along with his pilot in the crash in Kenya over the weekend, the piece reports.
“Driftmier was shooting aerial footage for the Discovery Canada documentary series ‘Dangerous Flights’ when his small plane crashed, killing him and his pilot, according to Montreal indie producer Pixcom,” THR reports. “Pixcom CEO Jacquelin Bouchard, expressing her shock and sadness, in a statement said Driftmier ‘was an incredibly talented director and cameraman, and a wonderful friend.’"
“Dangerous Flights” is in its second season, the report notes. The series “follows pilots who deliver small, private planes around the world,” THR adds.
Driftmier worked on a number of Discovery series, including “Highway Thru Hell” and “Licence to Drill.”