News & Updates

New ShareGrid Commercial

Check out the flagship ShareGrid commercial I directed! Along side some of my dear friends and colleagues, who donated so much time and effort. We were able to rock it and I couldn’t be prouder!

ShareGrid Updates

2014 has been one heck of a year for me. I’ll spare you the list but if one thing has owned my year, it’s my new company, ShareGrid. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, ShareGrid is a peer-to-peer platform for filmmakers and photographers to rent gear, to and from one another. We verify each and every member and we have an exclusive partnership with our good friends Athos Insurance!

So, this past year has been full of challenges, many small victories and an incredibly fulfilling journey. I’m happy to say that we are close to opening the doors in early 2015 and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. We’ve received incredible feedback from articles on Petapixel, DPreview, Premium Beat and Pop Photo. I’m humbled to get this kind of attention in our infancy and can only imagine what kind of buzz we’ll generate during our expansion. We’ve also received thousands of applications from literally all over the world! Europe, South Africa, India, Australia and just about every state in the US. That alone as been the most validating experience for me.

So what have we been working on this whole time? Well…we’ve built an integrated insurance platform so when you rent gear, you can purchase or upload previously purchased insurance right there on the spot! No one is doing this! We’ve ran countless tests, squashed bugs, added geographical searching features, expanded our categories, manually on-boarded each and every member and worked hard to expand our inventory in our beta alone. We now feature grip/electric and audio gear!

2015 will prove to be yet another whirlwind of a year and I can’t wait! I’m excited to see how ShareGrid will help the indy filmmaker in all of us express our vision, connect with others and save/make some cash in the process. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me at I look forward to seeing you in our marketplace in 2015.

Happy Sharing and Happy New Year.

Brent Barbano
Co-Founder of ShareGrid

New Demo Reel

Check out my latest and greatest Demo Reel above!


Red Vines

Who doesn’t love Red Vines. Check out this spot!

Visit California: Dream Big

Well, The Troy Hartman Jetpack is at it again…this time it’s featured on the Visit California website as part of the dream 365 project and their “Dream Big” initiative. Both Troy and I were honored to have our video selected and we really hope it shows outsiders just how cool Cali is. A state where innovation is at the forefront of priorities, outside-of-the-box thinkers flourish and naturally beautiful landscape is never taken for granted. Our video is basically about these notions.

We also want to thank Voodoo Highway Music for the awesomely original tracks! If you need an original score, remixing or any other sound needs, call David Kelly at Voodoo! They were nothing short of amazing! Extremely accommodating, friendly and cranked out some amazing music in a very short amount of time. So again, big thanks to David and the team!

Check it out and be sure to browse through some of the other awesome videos selected for Visit California’s site!