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Rossin Wood

The man with the plan, Rossin is a hardworking team-member with a passion for the industry. He enjoys long walks to the grip truck, and lunches near the taco cart.

 

Specializes in Gaffer, Key Grip, and Grip positions

 

rossin.wood@gripcats.com

Nelson Mestril

With an eye for camera, Nelson is a light-hearted and creative team-member that can make any shot look stunning. Rumor is, he's never frowned on set. Ever.

 

Specialized in DP, Cam. Op., and AC positions.

 

nelson.mestril@gripcats.com

Zachary Kangas

Sharp as a tack, Zachary is a dedicated and keen team-member who loves to tinker and engineer solutions. No matter what's the lighting problem, he can solve it.

 

Specializes in Gaffer, Key Grip, and Electric positions

 

zachary.kangas@gripcats.com

How we got our name

 

It was during the late fall of 2014, when the original Grip Cats team first met on the production for a feature film. The film was set, for the majority, on the far reaches of eastern Brooklyn.

 

Upon inspection of the first location, the grip and electric crew selected a seemingly abandoned backyard for staging and began load-in. Though it wasn't long before they noticed visitors. One-by-one, a horde of cats emerged from the woodwork and began investigating the gear.

 

The cats left no stone unturned -- they sprawled out on the duvetyne, used the apple boxes as scratching posts, and climbed the taco cart like a jungle gym. Instead of ousting the feline infestation, the grips and electrics embraced it -- naming each one either an "electric cat" or "grip cat". The term stuck with the crew, and eventually it became a way to refer to each other.

 

Ever since then, the "Grip Cats" name lived on.

Meet the cats...