Sparta Grip is a full service Grip and Lighting company owned and operated by Stu Brumbaugh. Stu has been a working Key Grip and Gaffer in the film industry since 1998. He is a member of Local 80 grips, Local 80 Marine Division, and a Certified Rescue Diver. 

Stu has worked on thousands of productions over the years and has been involved in movies, television, commercials, and music videos in both capacities. He has worked on as well as provided grip and lighting on projects like “John Wick”, “Sinister 2”, “All Nighter” and shows like “Dancing with the Stars”, “Deadliest Catch”, “Mr Mom”, and “The Real Bro’s of Simi Valley”. Stu was born a natural “fixer” and has used those strengths to create Sparta Grip, one of the strongest grip companies with the unmatched single best reputation in Hollywood. 

His resume can be found on IMDB.COM

That city is well fortified which has a wall of men instead of brick.  ~ Lycurgus of Sparta

Whether it be equipment, training or crews, Sparta Grip is the unparalleled best in the industry.


Sparta Grip services some of the biggest clients in our field, working alongside award-winning Producers, Directors, DP’s as well as Fortune 500 companies like Target, Mcdonalds, Ford, Chick-fil-a, Mattel, Universal, Netflix, and Amazon. We have done work for artists like Tim McGraw, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks, Major Lazor, Katy Perry and many many others.


Like Sparta of Ancient Greece, it wasn’t the equipment that made them great… it was their people and their positive mental approach. Sparta Grip only takes the best of the best from our industry, no matter what size the job may be. Our Grip and Electric departments are the top professionals in our field and many of them working on some of the biggest films and television shows ever made.


Our crews are highly trained and certified, whether it be rigging, lighting, heavy machinery or even underwater work, we demand that our entire team meet the standards and rigors of a Spartan soldier.

At Sparta Grip, we gladly accept any challenge or problem your production might encounter and we would love to be part of your creative process.