Why Drone shows?

Why should you do a drone show? Good question!

Drone shows are on the cusp of greatness. There are several reasons why we’re going to see a rise their popularity across North America:

  • Exciting new artistic possibilities
  • Storytelling ability
  • Perfect replication of sponsor logos
  • Green technology
  • Quiet (audiences and their pets appreciate this!)

Our Equipment

To create some of the most awe-inspiring drone shows in North America, we utilize state-of-the-art technology. This includes IFO drones, the world’s most advanced drone. IFO drones are made of carbon fibre for ultimate durability and have incredibly bright lights of 840 lumens. With them, we can recreate over 16 million colours, which allows us to match any brand colours. These drones have long autonomy for shows running more than 12 minutes, and positioning accuracy of 10 cm. The positioning of the drones is achieved through the use of real-time kinematic GPS, allowing for incredible accuracy. Every critical system in the drone is triple redundant, ensuring not one, but two backups to guarantee perfection.

Our Technology

We design our shows with a 3D animation platform, which we use to create photorealistic renderings of our designs. That means our clients see exactly how the show will look…before a drone ever lifts off the ground.

Our Process

Our process for designing a Northstar drone show for our clients is a tried and true procedure. Our experienced team of experts are ready to tackle your challenge.


Our Team

Our team of professionals combine deep expertise in pyrotechnics and drone choreography with meticulous attention to detail and quality assurance, to produce stellar events that light up the night sky.
Meet the storytellers...


Patrice Guy

Patrice is the Co-owner and Technical Director of North Star Entertainment and is the former Vice-chairman of the Canadian Pyrotechnic Council.

Patrice is a 33-year veteran of the international pyrotechnics industry where is specialty is in pyro musical design, show production and drone light shows. Most recently, Patrice served as the Technical Director of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Philippines International Pyro Musical Competition. He has worked with Ocean Park, Sea World, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Anaheim Disneyland, the Shanghai Special Olympics, and the Asian Games. He has also been featured on the National Geographic channel’s “Inside Hong Kong’s Big Bang”. His work twice set the Guinness World Record: as designer and technical director of the 84th birthday of His Highness the King of Thailand in 2011, and as producer of the largest fireworks show ever in 2017. After years abroad doing international shows, Patrice has come home to Canada to join North Star Entertainment.

In his day-to-day activities, Patrice is responsible for the design, planning and execution of our large scale pyromusical shows and of all our drone shows.


Dustin Hadley

Armed with a degree in criminology, Dustin took an unexpected detour from the world of crime-solving to dive headfirst into the explosive world of entertainment. Because who needs fingerprints when you can leave an indelible mark on the sky?

Born and raised in the GTA, Dustin found his true calling in the uncharted territory where technology and spectacle collide. As a self-proclaimed nerd, Dustin discovered the secret formula for turning pixels and explosive powder into pure magic, transforming the mundane into the extraordinary.

Beyond the dazzling lights and serious business, Dustin is a devoted pet lover, finding solace in the company of furry friends when not orchestrating sky-bound symphonies. Rumor has it that their pets are honorary members of the Northstar Entertainment crew, with backstage passes and all.

Chat with him more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustin-hadley-9a46a7a8/

Email: Dustin@northstar-fireworks.com

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