B.C. trained filmmaker killed in plane crash

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John Driftmier, a director and cinematographer who attended SFU's film program, was killed in a plane crash in Kenya on Sunday (February 24). The 30-year-old was filming aeriel footage for the second season of the Discovery Canada show, Dangerous Flights.

The pilot also died in the crash.

Although his extensive resume is heavy on rugged and demanding programs like Highway Thru Hell, License to Drill, and Ice Pilots N.W.T., it's perhaps more fitting, given the news, to commemorate Driftmier's work with this placid time-lapse reel from his website.



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Brenda Boldt

Feb 25, 2013 at 6:40pm

So very sad to hear this news. My heartfelt condolences to all who loved him.

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Apr 2, 2013 at 4:41am

Very sad news but I pray that his soul rest in peace and to give strength to his family members and near ones to to bear the loss.
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