For the past decade, Rico Grillo has carved his own niche in the tight-knit Texas production community. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 and moved to Austin, hitting the ground running in indie filmmaking. Commercial production soon lured him with greater opportunities, not to mention its amazing crews and exceptionally dedicated vendors. Producing in Texas also offers environments that span urban landscapes, high desert plains, Texas hill country, and gulf shorelines, and the unusual ability to pull resources from other cities as needed.
Rico has worked across the region for major brands, including Budweiser and its famous Clydesdale horses, traversing locations from St. Louis, Missouri to Galveston, Texas. Having navigated the unique challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic brought upon the production world, mitigating risks to ensure production safety, Rico carries this experience forward into a new era of production. He remains drawn to the challenge of shooting in remote locations, surmounting the toughest obstacles, and spearheading teams assembled from his network, which reaches across the entire state.