The Gripvan Team are driven by a true passion for the film and photographic industry.

 

We are striving to become the go-to service for photographic and moving image equipment and crew, providing the best service available using our specially designed vans, the latest technical equipment, and the very best crew.  

 
 

Meet the Team


Andrew Howe   With 30 years experience in the industry Andrew has worked on a huge number of shoots. Starting as a photographic assistant, then moving to camera technician, digital imaging technician and lighting gaffer, Andrew is now one of the most eminent Lighting Directors working in the UK today.

Andrew Howe

With 30 years experience in the industry Andrew has worked on a huge number of shoots. Starting as a photographic assistant, then moving to camera technician, digital imaging technician and lighting gaffer, Andrew is now one of the most eminent Lighting Directors working in the UK today.

Drew Morgan   Drew is a graduate of Ravensbourne, a renowned design and digital media university, gaining a degree in digital photography. He joined the business shortly after its inception, working closely with Andrew to establish the systems and processes that we continue to develop today. Drew’s breadth of experience means he is ideally placed to advise on your shoot, source equipment and assist on-set.

Drew Morgan

Drew is a graduate of Ravensbourne, a renowned design and digital media university, gaining a degree in digital photography. He joined the business shortly after its inception, working closely with Andrew to establish the systems and processes that we continue to develop today. Drew’s breadth of experience means he is ideally placed to advise on your shoot, source equipment and assist on-set.

Joe Jowers   Joe has worked across various stills and motion lighting rental companies in London, from driving through to senior account handler, and is now a well recognised voice on the phone to many in the industry. He has supplied lighting for projects ranging from small stills shoots to feature films. Joe joins us as part of the technical production and business development team.

Joe Jowers

Joe has worked across various stills and motion lighting rental companies in London, from driving through to senior account handler, and is now a well recognised voice on the phone to many in the industry. He has supplied lighting for projects ranging from small stills shoots to feature films. Joe joins us as part of the technical production and business development team.

 
Seán Donnellan   Seán is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology achieving a BA in Film and Broadcasting with French. After graduating, he worked as a Production Assistant and later as a Videographer in a Digital Agency for a year before making the move to New York. There he worked for the prestigious Scheimpflug, the leading lighting rental house in New York as a lighting technician before coming to London and joining the Gripvan Team.

Seán Donnellan

Seán is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology achieving a BA in Film and Broadcasting with French. After graduating, he worked as a Production Assistant and later as a Videographer in a Digital Agency for a year before making the move to New York. There he worked for the prestigious Scheimpflug, the leading lighting rental house in New York as a lighting technician before coming to London and joining the Gripvan Team.

Will Greig   Will joined Gripvan as Business Manager to concentrate on planning and creating exciting next steps for the business. Since then he’s been roped in to driving vans, loading kit and generally learning a great deal about the sector, closely supported of course by Andrew and the team!

Will Greig

Will joined Gripvan as Business Manager to concentrate on planning and creating exciting next steps for the business. Since then he’s been roped in to driving vans, loading kit and generally learning a great deal about the sector, closely supported of course by Andrew and the team!

Joe Testa   Joe joined the Gripvan team in 2017 and has since gained considerable experience working as a production and lighting assistant. He now manages our workshop at our base in Hackney Wick and also works as a lighting assistant on set.

Joe Testa

Joe joined the Gripvan team in 2017 and has since gained considerable experience working as a production and lighting assistant. He now manages our workshop at our base in Hackney Wick and also works as a lighting assistant on set.

Pedro Alerri   Pedro has a BA in Photography from the renowned San Talemo Arts School in Spain and, since coming to London, has worked on numerous projects involving camera and lighting operation, film editing and assisting. He has also spent time with Prolighting and Metro Broadcast as a lighting and camera technician.

Pedro Alerri

Pedro has a BA in Photography from the renowned San Talemo Arts School in Spain and, since coming to London, has worked on numerous projects involving camera and lighting operation, film editing and assisting. He has also spent time with Prolighting and Metro Broadcast as a lighting and camera technician.