Christophe Berthonneau, CEO and Creative Director, Groupe F

The creative mastermind behind some of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays explains his artistic process and speculates on the future of drone-powered pyro shows.

For 30 years, Groupe F has been designing and realising open-air pyrotechnic shows and theatrical works. With an ability to bring together multidisciplinary teams of the highest artistic and technical level, the company is constantly striving to find new, creative ways of delivering “once-in-a-lifetime” moments to audiences all over the world.  

Here, CEO and Creative Director, Christophe Berthonneau reveals some of the methods behind the magic and looks back on some recent notable projects from the Middle East. 

Photos: Hervé Hôte, Nicolas Chavance, Groupe F